Idali Wada plate in hand

Luna Wale Kaka – Stories of Kalupur

In the buzzing streets of Kalupur, you’ve seen people having food like Dal Pakwan, Aloo bhaji with puri, Idli Wada, etc during their day. From street-side stalls to hidden gems tucked away, Kalupur is a treasure trove of culinary delights to discover.

From our recent exploration, we caught up on a heartfelt person selling Idli Wada, who is more than Idli Wada.

For the past 11 years, there has been a delightful presence in the streets of Kalupur. A South Indian uncle, with his Luna, has been serving up the most delicious idli wada. This kaka serves more than 1500 idlis a day, becoming a go-to snack place for people near Kalupur Railway Station.

Luna Wale Kaka serving idli wada on his Luna

With a friendly smile on his face, he greets each customer with warmth and genuine care. But what sets this apart is not just his delectable food, but also his understanding of the local behavior. He has seamlessly blended his own roots with his vibrant spirit, creating a unique experience for all who visit him.

In the morning, starting from 8:30 am to 10 am and reopening the stall in the evening from 3:15 pm to 7:30 pm, Raja Bhai with his luna & freshly made idli wada stands near BBC Market.

In Gujarat, where food is not just a necessity but a way of life. He has learned the art of hospitality, ensuring that every customer feels like a cherished guest.

So, if you ever find yourself wandering the streets of Kalupur, Indulge in the fluffy idlis and the crispy wadas. Experience the warmth and love that he brings to every plate.

Location: BBC Market, Kalupur

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