“The beauty of street food is that it is meant to be eaten on the go. Once you add luxuries, it will lose its charm.”
If you crave for some chat from Chennai, look no further. Here are the best of places with the best of Chennai's street food for you!
1. Rangoli Chat (Nungambakkam High Road)
Famous For: Pan kulfi and pani poori
Looking for best pani poori in town? Your search ends here!
2. OSB Hot Chat, West Mambalam
Famous For: Dahi puri
Probably the best way to cool down a bit from Chennai's sultry summers!
3. Swaminathan Cafe
Famous for: Onion Uttapam
Different types of Uttapam form the main stay of Chennai culture.
4. Atho Man
Famous For: Atho
Athos is a version of noodles prepared primarily from Burmese cuisine but now is a staple street food in Chennai.
5. Only Vada (K.K nagar)
Famous For: Vadas
Vadas are crispy, fried doughnut shaped traditional fare abundantly found all over South India.
6. Murugan Idli Shop (T Nagar)
Famous For: Hot sambhar and delicate Idlis
Soft Idlis accompanying spicy sambhar. Things cannot get any more authentically South Indian than this!
Famous For: Vathal kuzhambu
A thick, spicy and tangy gravy based dish made from vathal which are basically dried vegetables.
8. Kannadasan Mess (Natesan park road, T.Nagar)
Famous For: Kothu Parottas
A layered flat bread stuffed with different fillings. Absolutely yum!
9. Hotel Sarvana Bhawan
Famous For: Idiyappam
Idiyappam or string hoppers are basically steamed noodles made from rice flour.
10. Sangeetha Veg Restaurant
Famous For: Crispy Dosas
Dosa spread on a banana leaf with coconut chutney and hot, spicy sambhar is probably the soul of South India.
11. The Kaalan shop on Arcot Road
Famous For: Kaalan
Source: Cooking with lena
Kaalan is a very famous road side snack made from mushrooms.
12. Madras Coffee House
Famous For: Filter Coffee
Source: Times city
Chennai and Coffee are talked about in one breath.. No wonder, classic filtered coffee should be tried hands down from the masters themselves!
13. Royal Sandwich Shop
Famous For: Quirky Sandwiches
Ever heard of Maggi, Lay's, white chocolate sandwiches?
We are told they are amazing and completely out of this world. Absolutely must try in this lifetime!
14. Murugan Idli Shop
Famous For: Jigarthanda
Source: Arun shanbhag
A very famous drink to beat Chennai’s heat!
Missed your favourite place? Do let us know in the comments below!
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