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Explore Sowcarpet Through Its Delicious Street Food, Courtesy This Walk

    One of the top stereotypes about Chennai is that it’s a city of idli and dosa. While we do love our fluffy breakfast varieties, the fact is that there is a lot more to Chennai’s food scene, than what meets the eye – which is why you’ve got to sign up for this amazing Sowcarpet Food Walk, curated by top Chennai food blogger, Rakesh Raghunathan. Sowcarpet, is an area in North Chennai that is populated predominantly by the Rajasthani Marwari and Jain community, and has a number of eateries that dish out some of the best North Indian street food you can have in this city. Here’s a sample of what you’ll get to eat on the walk.

    Aloo Tikkis and Jalebis from Kakada Ramprasad

    Kakada Ramprasad

    George Town, Chennai

    One of the older establishments in the area, Kakada Ramprasad is famous for its chaats.The shop’s crowning glories, however, are its piping hot jalebis and aloo tikkis that are freshly made throughout the day. If you have any space left in your stomach, make sure you also try their rich Badam Milk that is full of saffron and crunchy almonds.

    Where: 348/343, Mint Street, Sowcarpet, Near Jain Temple

    Price:  INR 20 upwards

    Poori Masala at Hari Om Bhawan

    Hari Om Bhavan

    George Town, Chennai

    Another old establishment that is located in the bustling Mint Street, Hari Om Bhawan is famous for its hot, perfectly puffed pooris and creamy saag, which is served with a signature ‘bombay’ chutney. Hari Om Bhawan also makes some spectacular basundhi and rasmalai.

    Where: 129, NSC Bose Road, Sowcarpet, Badri Garden, George Town

    Price: INR 30 upwards

    Fafda {and more} at Ajab’s Ajnabi Mithai Ghar

    Although Ajnabi Mithai Ghar has more than a few branches in the city, the Ajnabi in Mint Street is one of its oldest outlets. The fafda, which is not on the menu, is a special treat — if you come here on Sunday mornings. And you can even sample their full Gujarati breakfast comprising soft dhoklas, khandvis and jalebis, apart from the fafda. They also make fantastic chaat and sandwiches {including the Sowcarpet special Murukku Sandwich}.

    Where: 63, Elephant Gate Street, Sowcarpet

    Price: INR 50 upwards


    You can sign up for the walk here.