You have seen several shows on TLC and Food Food and have wished for those food truck options to come to Ahmedabad soon. Well, we do have laaries and Gallas, but a proper food truck serving food was always needed. There have been pockets in the city that turn into a foodie’s delight generally during the night. Khaugali, CEPT lane, Manek Chowk, Vastrapur lake, all of these do have many snacks to offer. And the CEPT one does have several good one too.
So when one fine day, on our way back home, we happen to spot a food truck stationed at an open ground near Anjali Crossroads, we were more than happy. This would definitely be a place to stop by while returning from office, when you are generally famished. The truck is named ‘Foodie Dude’. It’s easy to find the truck. When you proceed towards Chandranagar from Anjali crossroads, behind Chandranagar bus stop there is an open ground where the truck stands daily. It has images of sandwich, burger, maggi, porridge and wraps. But currently they serve only sandwich and burger. The rest they said would be available for party orders. The guy serves a reasonable variety of sandwiches. The good part also is that they are very neat and clean.
Pineapple crush sandwich, Namkeen sandwich, Caramelized Onions Sandwich, Veggie delight and Potato Wafer Sandwich are some of the offerings. And in Burgers you get Spicy burger, Jumbo Burger and for all chocoholics there is a Chocolate burger. All these also have their Jain versions, considering the fact that the truck is located in an area which is dominated by this community. We tried the pineapple crush sandwiches, veggie delight, Caramelized onion and a Spicy Burger. One look at the jars of the strawberry and pineapple crush and we could see that the toppings and preserves seem to be very good. And yes, the pineapple crush had actual chunks of pineapple in them. The guy making these sandwiches very politely asks for how you would want the sandwiches to be, cos he say the spreads can be made really spicy which may not suit everyone. We had asked for a less spicy version of the caramelized onion sandwich. A tangy, sweet and hot filling of onions and tomatoes was prepared and smeared between the bread slices. The burger has a relish of the tomato and onion spread on a bun that is soft and moist, with a patty that is rightly crisp and not doughy. Thankfully, he doesn’t serve any of the dishes with the regular green chutney. He doesn’t pour the ketchup onto your sandwich. He offers the ketchup dispenser and leaves the option for you. He proudly mentions that once you eat here you will come back to have more and also get your friends along to try.
Priced at a moderate level, on an average it would cost Rs. 150 for two to satiate your hunger. He opens service from morning 10:30 and goes on till 10 pm.