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8 Superb Eateries Tucked Away In Sowcarpet Famous For Their Delish Street Yummies



With vintage buildings brimming with tales of a time long gone, Sowcarpet is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in town packed with musty, narrow alleys and also bustling with food-joints that dish out scrumptious yummies at pocket-friendly prices. Their recipes are age-old and the quality & services have only got better with time. Here’s our list of the eateries that y’all must check out when you’re exploring the streets of Sowcarpet for a super gastronomical experience! 

1. Kakada Ramprasad 

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Kakada Ramprasad is one of the most popular eateries in town. A paradise for foodies, they’re best known for their flavoursome Raj Kachori, Cheese Pav Bhaji, Ragada Patties and Sev Puri. If you’re a dessert lover, do try their Kakada Royal Falooda! A must-stop for those of you always up for amazing food at amazing prices!

Where | Kakada Ramprasad - 348/343, Ground Floor, Mint Street
Timings | 11 AM - 10 PM 
Meal For Two |  Rs 450
Call Them | +91 4425 382 851

2. Seena Bhai 1977 Dosa Centre 

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This 43 years old eatery offers an assortment of idlis and dosas to choose from. The mouth-watering Cheese Fried Idli to the delish Tandoori Idli and the scrummy Malli Dosa, every delicacy served by them will satiate your cravings. Finish your meals here with a creamy Kesar Falooda and you can thank us later! 

Where | Seena Bhai 1977 Dosa Centre - 1/111, Nsc Bose Road, Opposite Barathi Gas Company
Timings | 6 PM - 11:30 PM
Meal For Two |  Rs 200 
Call Them | +91 8122 993 393 & +91 8072 257 571
Check Out Their FB Page |

3. Novelty Tea House 

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The speciality of Novelty Tea House lies in dishing out yummies loaded with cheese! Be it their nosh-worthy Cheese Dosa or the Cheese Pav Bhaji, you’re in for a cheesy delight at this eatery! Wash it down with an Anjeer Kaju Milk Shake and you’re all sorted for the day, so drop by soon!

Where | Novelty Tea House - 175, Mint Street, Sowcarpet
Timings | 12 Noon - 10:30 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 300 
Call Them | +91 4425 341 103 & +91 4425 356 355

4. Ajab’s Ajnabi Mithai Ghar 

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Ajab’s Ajnabi Mithai Ghar opened its doors to the locals in 1961 and since then, has been winning hearts right and left with their scrummy yummies. We’re drooling over their Chana Chaat, Sukha Bhelpuri, Raj Kachorie, Chinese Bhel and Dahi Bhel! Make sure you stop by this legendary shop for some flavoursome and pocket-friendly grub!

Where | Ajab’s Ajnabi Mithai Ghar - 63, Elephant Gate Street, Sowcarper
Timings | 8 AM - 10:30 PM 
Meal For Two | Rs 250
Call Them | +91 4442 725 768 & +91 9940 010 053
Check Out Their FB Page |

5. Rasoee 

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Rasoee is a lil eatery tucked away in the bustling lanes that serves out ah-mazing street delicacies which are sure to keep you coming back for more. The mouth-watering Sev Puri, Dahi Papdi, Dahi Aloo Chaat, Chilli Cheese Toast, Schezwan Fried Rice and the Paneer Veg. Noodles are to die for! A perfect place to satiate your sudden snackish craves, stop by this place for some delish and pocket-friendly street food!

Where | Rasoee - 134, Mint Street, Sowcarpet
Timings | 9 AM - 10:30 PM 
Meal For Two | Rs 300 
Call Them | +91 4442 047 022 & +91 9841 951 343
Check Out Their FB Page |

6. Hemanth Chats 

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Drop by Hemanth Chats to fill up your tummies with their drool-worthy Pav Bhaji, Bhujiya Puff, Cheese Muruk Sandwich, Corn Grill Sandwich and the Veg- Cheese Burger. Their yummies are priced modestly so you can hog on dishes without burning a hole in your pockets so make sure to stop by soon!

Where | Hemanth Chats - 70, Jeremiah Road, Vepery
Timings | 9 AM - 9 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 200 
Call Them | +91 4442 175 096
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7. Maya Chats

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With their scrumptious dishes, Maya Chats brings a touch of tradition to your plate. Dig into their traditional and lip-smacking Kachoris that’s served with an assortment of chutneys that’ll teleport you straight to Rajasthan. Out of their menu, we’re crushing over their Onion Kachori, Mirchi Vada and the crispy Samosa, so head over here and make sure to load up on these treats!

Where | Maya Chats - 43, Audiappa Naicken Street
Timings | 11 AM - 10 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 100 
Call Them | +91 4442 728 336

8. Mehta Bros Mithaiwala 

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Vada pav, Cheese Vada Pav, Mayo Vada Pav, Mayo Cheese Vada Pav, Cheese Bread Bajji; you name it and they serve it! Mehta Bros Mithaiwala are known for the delicacies they serve, brimming with taste and affordable prices. They’re dishing out vada pavs but with their own twist and we’re absolutely loving it! Drop by and get the taste of Maharashtra right here!

Where | Mehta Bros Mithaiwala - 310, Near Ekambareshwar Temple, Mint Street, George Town
Timings | 10 AM - 11 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 150 
Call Them | +91 4425 353 689 & +91 9840 177 613

So to all you foodies out there wanting to try out some amazing flavours, these are the places to be in Sowcarpet, so when are you headed there?