Our favourite indulgences — shopping and eating — come together on the busy Commercial Street. Over the years, this shopping hotspot, at the heart of the city, has become a place to stuff your bags and your face. On the main streets and the alleys that surround it, you’ll find everything from budget eateries to posh restaurants. LBB shows you how shopping and eating can go hand-in-hand here.

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A favourite with shoppers, there rarely is a time when this place is not overflowing with people. While they offer a range of delicious chaats and breakfast dishes, we recommend you come by during lunch or dinner for bowls of their creamy mushroom soup paired with soft chunks of spiced up Chilli Paneer. Follow it up with any of their rich curries paired with flaky naans {their Garlic Naan is a particular favourite} or kulchas. Finish on a high note with their sizzling brownie that comes along with a scoop of ice cream.

Where: 5, Narayana Pillai Street, Off Commercial Street

Price: INR 500 for two {approx.}

Contact: 080 25323767

Timings: 8am-11pm


When you need to fuel up so that you can continue to shop, this is the place you should be visiting. Nibble on crisped up masala vadas, golden-brown dosas, and fluffy idlis. The frothy filter coffee freshens you up and preps you for more retail therapy. While they do have a full-blown North Indian and Chinese menu here, we recommend sticking with the short eats. 

Where: 177/178, Commercial Street

Price: INR 500 for two {approx.}

Contact: 080 25596444

Timings: 9am-10.30am

Konark Vegetarian Restaurant

You can easily miss this one on the crowded main lane but look closely and you’ll find a gem. Settle in at this cosy restaurant for a vegetarian meal that’ll get your calorie meter soaring. If you prefer South Indian, then sink your teeth into their Cheese Masala Dosa that’s equal parts gooey and cheesy. The North Indian section carries all the usual suspects that will make you happy.

Where: 49, 2nd Floor, Commercial Street

Price: INR 750 for two {approx.}

Contact: 080 41464564

Timings: 11.30am-10.30pm

Khan Saheb Grills and Rolls

Need to load up on meat while shopping? Make a pitstop at Khan Saheb. At the stall, you’ll need to wait patiently on the footpath as they prepare your rolls. Their maida or whole-wheat wraps can be stuffed with Malai Tikkas, Sheekh Kebabs, Kalimirch Tikkas, or good old Chicken Tikka. Grab your roll and continue your shopping spree, we say!

Where: 27/28, Kamaraj Rd, Off Commercial Street

Price: INR 150 for two {approx.}

Contact: +91 9900794444

Timings: 12.30-11.30pm

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Sri Saravana Bhavan

If you are looking for a no-fuss meal that’s light on your pocket, then, swing by this busy darshini. Their limited menu includes idlis, dosas, and vadas. Looking for something more heavy duty? Then, order their meals. For just INR 60 you’ll get a banana leaf loaded with rice, roti, three types of vegetables, curries, rasam, and buttermilk. If you are around during the evenings, we recommend you wolf down their treats from their bajji stall upfront.

Where: 89, Ibrahim Sahib Street, Off Commercial Street

Price: INR 100 for two {approx.}

Contact: 080 25591665

Timings: 8am-10.30pm

Cool Joint

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Known for their sandwiches and refreshing drinks, Cool Joint is perfect for a filling snack. Their Cheese Tomato, Paneer, Vegetable sandwiches come grilled and they are all winners. Pair these up with glasses of lassi or fruit juice and you’ll walk out happy.

Where: 23/24, Lakshmi Complex, Kamaraj Road, Off Commercial Street

Price: INR 150 for two {approx.}

Contact: 080 22977788

Timings: 11am-10.30pm

Sagar Chats

Give your aching feet a rest at this pocket-friendly chaat place. You’ll be joined by groups of other shoppers who cram into small booths waiting for their plates of chaat, sandwiches, or fresh fruit juices. We must say that their chaat menu is pretty diverse and the Sev Batata Puri, Dahi Papadi Chaat, and Dahi Tikkis are all delicious. The highlight, however, is the Pav Bhaji, where you are are served butter-smeared pav with a tangy bhaji.

Where: 93/1, Ibrahim Sahib Street, Off Commercial Street

Price: INR 100 for two

Contact: 080 25583054

Timings: 11am-11pm

Peppa Zzing

A short walk from Commercial Street, Peppa Zzing is for when you want to top off your retail therapy outing with a monster burger. Start off with servings of their Cheese Fries, where the crispness of the potatoes mingle beautifully with the melting cheese. Then, set your eyes on their chicken, lamb or beef burgers that come in varying sizes. For all the details on Peppa Zzing, log on here.

Where: G-18, Kedia Arcade, 92, Infantry Road

Price: INR 600 for two

Contact: +91 9740758557

Timings: 11am-11.30pm

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An old-time favourite, Unicorn serves up coastal treats that will have you singing with glee. You can expect a hearty but little meal filled with slices of rawa-coated fish fry {choose from mackerel, kane, pomfret, and seer} or plates of the spicy Unicorn Special Prawn that pair perfectly with neer dosa. Their Crab Chilli and Chicken Ghee Roast are deliciously good too. For more detail on Unicorn, read here

Where: Unicorn Bar & Restaurant, 94/3, Infantry Road

Price: INR 800 for two

Contact: 080 41517774

Timings: noon-3.30pm-6-11pm

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When you want to splurge on your food as much as you spent on your shopping, then, come to Samarkand. Here, you can tuck into platters filled with creamy Chandni Kebabs {chunks of chicken marinated in yogurt before hitting the tandoor}, and delicate Paneer Makhnis. There are also fragrant biryanis and milky kulfis to be had.

Where: 66, Ground Floor, Gem Plaza, Infantry Road

Price: INR 1,500 for two {approx.}

Contact: 080 41113366

Timings: noon-11.30pm

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Bhagatram Sweets

Snacks on your mind? Then, walk over to the Bhagatram. If your sweet tooth needs pampering, their hot Gulab Jamuns and rasgullas will do the trick For those of you who are looking to add a bit of spice to your snack time, there are samosas and kachoris that come along with flavourful chutneys.

Where: 174/1-14, Commercial Street

Price: INR 13 upwards

Contact: +91 9980116903

Timings: 10.30am-10pm


Kolkata Biryani and Kathi Rolls are the highlights here. The biryani in a light, yellow hue comes studded with chunks of meat and potato. Pair it up with the delicately-spiced mutton curry for maximum impact. If you are looking for something lighter, then, choose the flaky rolls that are filled with your choice of kebabs, slivers of onions and a sprinkling of chaat masala.

Where: 74, Opposite Max Store, Commercial Street

Price: INR 500 for two

Contact: 080 25550202

Timings: 11.30am-11pm

Featured image via: Khan Saheb


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