14 Best Places For Street Food In Chennai You Have To Try Before You Die


“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


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Looking for best pani poori in town?  Your search ends here! 

2. OSB Hot Chat, West Mambalam

Famous For: Dahi puri


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Probably the best way to cool down a bit from Chennai's sultry summers! 

3. Swaminathan Cafe

Famous for: Onion Uttapam


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Different types of Uttapam form the main stay of Chennai culture. 

4. Atho Man

Famous For: Atho


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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


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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


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Soft Idlis accompanying spicy sambhar. Things cannot get any more authentically South Indian than this! 

7. Andhikakkadai

Famous For: Vathal kuzhambu


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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


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A layered flat bread stuffed with different fillings. Absolutely yum! 

9. Hotel Sarvana Bhawan

Famous For: Idiyappam


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Idiyappam or string hoppers are basically steamed noodles made from rice flour. 

10. Sangeetha Veg Restaurant

Famous For: Crispy Dosas


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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 


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Kaalan is a very famous road side snack made from mushrooms. 

12. Madras Coffee House

Famous For: Filter Coffee


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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


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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


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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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