Chennai might portray an image of only Idlis and Dosas served with the common denominator of Sambhar but hold that thought because here are some fast food joints that have changed the game with a twist.
We take you for a culinary ride with our list of best places to eat both taste wise and economically. (You can thank us later!)
1. Royal Sandwich
Address: 131/2, St. Mary’s Road ,Near Park Sheraton Hotel ,Alwarpet
With 113 items to choose from , you can only expect great taste with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices.Their “must try’s” are tandoori chicken +mayo sandwich, white and dark chocolate with cheese, brownie chocolate.
Pro Tip: Mayonnaise sandwiches dominate the cheese ones in taste so be careful about your choice.
2. The Burger Bay
Address: 1/84, Velachery Main Road ,Opposite More Super Market
A regular fast food restaurant for couples, families and students.Their must try’s include Hand Toss Pizza and Full Cheese Chicken Burger
What sets it apart is the cheap pricing along with the benefits of free WiFi and a flat TV to keep the customers entertained.
3. Karishma Pani Puri
Address: 58,Nungabakkam High Road
So the place serves you the typical Kolkata chat with “muri” that is “imported” from Calcutta itself every week (now that’s some authentic chat!). As far as hygiene is concerned , forget all your worries, only bottled water is used so that the stomach stays happy too along with the taste buds.
4. Cafe Evo
Address: 77, Kasturi Rangan Street ,Near Russian Culture Centre ,Alwarpet
A quiet place with perfect ambience for a one on one conversation. Caesar salad is a dish that the customers swear by along with dal makhani and paranthas with a North Indan twist.
5. Tibbs Frankie
Address: 51, Tekmeadows, Old Mahabalipuram Road , Opposite Satyam Computers
The best place to have a Frankie with mouth-watering dishes such as paneer tikka roll and butter chicken roll as their must try’s.
6. Alif Restaurant
Address: Old Door No. 56C, New Door No. 609, Mudichur Road
This restaurant is definitely the first choice for perfect Arabian and sub continental delight. Grilled chicken and fish finger are the must try dishes and the chicken Schezwan roll is totally lip-smacking.
7. Abdul Aziz’s Atho
Address: Lane in between Rajaji Salai 2nd Line Beach road. Next to SBI ATM and opposite to Dass Camera Centre.
Regular noodles with all the necessary vegetables served with an egg stew in a soup of ginger, pepper, coconut with banana stem. The soup gets you thinking again whether it’s a vegetarian dish or a non-vegetarian one.
Source: The Hindu
8. Cream World
Address: 23, Venkatanarayan Road, Near Natesan Park, T. Nagar,
A place with super bright lighting to lift up your mood and an array of ice creams and milkshakes to quench your taste buds.
9. Funk Jazz's Donuts And Hot Dogs
Address: T-55/B, Elliot's Beach Road, Besant Nagar
The main attraction of this place is its location, as the cafe is situated facing the beach which makes it perfect spot. Four types of donuts are seved here, the snickers donut is the absolute must have!
10. Apoorva's Sangeetha.
Address: 82, Nungambakkam High Road ,Beside Goutham Manor Hotel ,Nungambakkam
Joggers stop by in the morning to get a quick round of tiffin + coffee. Good place to satisfy a native craving to munch on some idlis or dosas.
11. Nungambakkam Chaat Corner
Address: 58, Near Rangoli, Nungambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai
Also known as the “rangoli chaat shop”
It serves mouth watering and creamy Kulfi. After a spicy chaat or pani puri you can always follow it up with a kulfi.
12. New Woodlands
A great destination for the good old idli , dosa,vadai and rava dosa as its highlight.
The meals are affordable with a perfect ambience for fine dining .
13. O.S.B Hot Chat
Address: 82, Lake View Road, West Mambalam
If you have what it takes to tolerate massive crowds then this is the right place for you. Weekends being super-rushy, every bite is delicious and totally paisa vasool..
Hope you liked it. When are you off for the street food trip?