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Mint Street Food Trail – Chennai

Myriad flavours of Sowcarpet – A food trail tracing street food in chennai

Madras or Chennai as it is known today may not have a cuisine of its own but is a melting pot of different cuisines drawn from various cultures and communities. Every area boasts unique flavours and delicacies introduced by communities that have inhabited them. One such area is Sahukar-pet (Sahukar means money lender in Hindi) or Sowcarpet as known today. The dominant image of the area is of narrow lanes filled with shops that sell everything under the sun from clothing and utensils to electronics, paper, and spices.

Mint Street, is one of the prime streets in George Town, one of the city’s oldest commercial hubs.  The street is one of the oldest streets in Chennai and is also believed to be the longest. Known for its street food, particularly vegetarian food on account of the Jain settlements here, the Mint Street food trail is an iconic gastronomical experience.

Duration: 3-3.5 hours                                                                                       Mode of tour: Walking

Start time: 3:oo PM                                                             Distance covered – 2.5 -3kms (approx)

End time: 6/6:30 PM

Things needed:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • A good pair of walking shoes
  • A bottle of drinking water and
  • A more than healthy appetite!

If you are keen on such foods trails in other parts of Chennai and tamilnadu, reach out to me

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The musings of two Chennaiites seeking to discover the world through food and travel. As they open themselves up to adventure, the accompanying puliyogare, travels well and ensures that the idea of home is never lost

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