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Where To Get The Best Pani Puri In Chennai

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Bhel, dahi puri, katori chat, dabeli- name all the chat items you like. But nothing tops pani puri. Don't y'all agree? Imagine swallowing those crunchy puris with tangy imli ka pani, and aloo filling. Oh, we're already drooling! Have you ever thought of the best places where you can find pani puris in Chennai? Don't worry, we will clean up for you. Check out this list and chomp away! 

Nungambakkam Chaat Corner

This popular joint is hard to miss. Located in the centre of the city, this outlet has some of the best pani puris in town. Easily accessible by students from Stella, MOP, WCC, and Loyola, this joint serves six pani puris for INR 35. They also have other must-tries like aloo chaat, badam kulfi, tikkis, and dahi padi chaat

Maya Chaat

Sowcarpet is a one-stop-shop for all your chaat cravings. From murruku sandwich and kachoris to sev puri, every chaat shop here has something unique to offer that just cannot be missed. Maya Chaat is one of them. In addition to offering the best pyaaz kachori, this shop also has crunchy pani puris. You get six pieces in one plate. And the best part? You get a sukha puri served with a dash of lime after you have had your fill of the puris. The perfect end to a perfect pani puri plate. 

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Adjoining to Eating Circles is Frootster, a small kiosk that sells munchies like pizzas, sandwiches, juices, and of course, our favourite, pani puri. Gobble those spicy puris one after the other, at just INR 40. 


This place is a chat haven. Be it chat katori, sev puri or pav bhaji and sandwiches -  this place never disappoints. With two outlets, Gangotree is also our favourite when it comes to sweets. You can either choose to have pani puris standing next to the counter or you could have it all in a plate and eat at your table. We always like the former for the authentic experience. Mix a little meethi chutney and you can get lost in those puris.

Kolkata Chat

There are several versions of this chat store spread across the city. These guys really know their mirch masala game and serve bomb pani puris from kiosks! They also have channa masala, pav bhaji, and sev puris. A word of caution - don't expect the place to be extremely hygienic. 

Blind Ch3mistry

At this restaurant, you will find Spice Klub kind of dishes - an element of quirk and surprise in every bite. Here, the pani puris come with an unconventional filling. We're talking jellybeans, choco-chips, and velvet cake - yummm! 

Spice Klub

Have you ever had imli paani from a test tube and meetha paani from an injector? Well, that's what you will get served at Spice Klub. It almost feels like a chemistry experiment but all you are doing is having yummy golgappas.

Shree Mithai

Besides their chole bhature, dahi papdi chaat, and sweets, these guys have pani puri that will leave you wanting for another plate. A little overpriced, their pani puris come with channa and aloo filling. Also, they score a hundred when it comes to cleanliness. Read more here.


For those who don't mind experimenting a little with pani puri can try them at Watson's. As part of their appetizers section, try their Thai Golgappas that are priced at INR 175. They are basically good old golgappas with a twist - the sauce has Thai-infused flavours and you can also pick seafood filling for this dish. How awesome is that?

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