If you want to have a Gujarati thali in the streets of Baroda, it's a tough ask. Chinese is a better bet at the handcarts which dot the roadsides. Be it Chhani in the north, Makarpura in the south, Gotri, Ellora Park, Karelibaug or Manjalpur, the entire city seems to have a penchant for Chicken Lollypops, Chilli Chicken, Vegetarian Manchurian and Triple Schezwan Rice. And, it being Gujarat, you also have the odd but mandatory Jain Fried Rice and Chinese Bhel. Business at these carts is brisk, if you consider the standard of living of the personnel of two such road outlets - China Town and Frank. The staff here come in scooters and, the owners, Nepalis from Gorakhpur who came penniless to the city, have houses of their own today. Needless to say, quite a crowd frequent them.
What Chinese stalls have gradually overtaken in popularity are those selling omelette/scrambled eggs (bhurji). The latter however still have their takers, the most famous being Raju Omelette Centre on VIP Road a