Arun posted on 6th April

Need A Pick-Me-Up? We'll Tell You Where To Find Wholesome Comfort Foods In Chennai

Whether you’re looking for a pick me up, or for a taste of home, we recommend trying out these six comfort foods from restaurants across the city. All six are available for home delivery, so yes you can eat them in your sweats while binge watching Netflix! Sit back and slurp on!

Maggi – Maggevala

35 varieties of Maggi, all served hot from the pot at this tiny eatery in Kodambakkam. They’ve got a butter masala variety that’s tangy, a chili cheese Maggi that we liked the best, a Chinese noodle take on Maggi in the form of their spicy Schezwan Maggi and plenty more, all below the price of INR 100. For more info click here.

Mac N Cheese – Sandy’s

Sandy’s Chocolate Laboratory is known for its desserts and sweets and less so for their savoury preparations. That’s why you need to try their signature Mac n Cheese. Served in a massive bowl, it’s safe to say that it’s more than sufficient for one person and will leave you with a big smile and full stomach. We highly recommend washing it down with a cool lemon iced tea.

For more about Sandy’s click here.

Saigon Pho – Va Pho

Speaking of food served in big bowls, the Vietnamese noodle soup called the Saigon Pho at Va Pho is just as yummy, albeit with a little less calories. The hot tasty bowl of noodles, chicken broth, chicken and herbs is available for INR 179 and at INR 169 for the vegetarian version. Mmm, pho for the soul!

For more about this quirky Asian canteen, click here.

Curd Rice – Sangeetha

The classic Tamil comfort food, curd rice, is served at Sangeetha with a garnish of curry leaves, dal tadka and a little bit of salt. Perfect for the stomach that wants something simple and tasty. The best part is they usually have seasonal pickles to go with it! {hint: it’s mango season!}. Lastly do remember to round off the meal with a nice cup of hot filter coffee as it’s always amazing there. Price for a plate of special curd rice costs INR 89.

Area 69 - Double Roti

With a name as bold as the “Area 69 Burger”, it’s hard to not meet it with high expectations, but that’s fine because it is unbelievable. Consisting of a beef patty topped with lemon aioli, between strips of bacon, melted cheese, caramelized onions, steak sauce and a fried egg, the Area 69 burger is everything you could want in a burger. Meat, cheese and more meat! The Area 69 Burger is priced at INR 325 and INR 425 for the challenge version. You can find them on Zomato here.

Ice Cream - Everywhere!

Not exactly wholesome but hey, there’s nothing more comforting than digging into a tub of ice cream when you’re feeling low now, is there? There’s no shortage of ice cream parlours and dessert joints in the city, and so you’re never too far away from a nice cup/cone of ice cream. Long standing ice cream parlours like Freez Zone in Alwarpet have been making amazing sundaes and softies for years now, whereas slightly newer spots like Amadora and Cream Stone have their own signature preparations; like Amadora’s own five bean vanilla ice cream {best had with their under baked chocolate cake!} or Cream Stone’s, nutty Arabian Night sundae that’s best had in their freshly made waffle cup. For more awesome ice cream, click here.