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Small-Group Guided Food Trail in the Sowcarpet Market provided by Storytrails

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Small-Group Guided Food Trail in the Sowcarpet Market

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Overview
Step away from bland tourist menus with the benefit of a small-group walking in Chennai that features everyday South Indian foods enjoyed by locals. Your guide leads you through an array of food stalls at Sowcarpet Market that serve the dishes that sustain Chennai’s residents. Taste popular foods at trustworthy stands that are known for Gujarati chaats (savory snacks), Pav bhaji (vegetable curry), badam milk (spiced beverage), and more.
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You'll start at
Joonus Sait & Sons
No.36, Rattan Bazaar Rd, Rattan Bazaar, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600003, IndiaOpposite Flower bazaar police station
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    Kakada Ramprasad Sweets and Chaats
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    AJAB MITHAI GHAR
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    NOVELTY TEA HOUSE
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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You'll end at
Joonus Sait & Sons
No.36, Rattan Bazaar Rd, Rattan Bazaar, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600003, IndiaOpposite Flower bazaar police station
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Highlights
  • Includes enough food tastings to make up a full meal
  • Explore the sprawling market with a guide to find the best eats
  • Sample a variety of savory and sweet dishes
  • Small group limited to 10 participants allow a more personalized tour
Important Information
Departure Point
Joonus Sait & Sons, No.36, Rattan Bazaar Rd, Rattan Bazaar, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600003, India
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Food tasting
  • Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for child aged 8 and under
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please dress conservatively keeping your shoulders and knees covered, for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not recommended for those with food allergies
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kar C wrote a review Feb 2020
Maplewood, New Jersey341 contributions117 helpful votes
Met our story teller Karunya at the meetup point and the wonderful story began. We walked and ate for almost 2 full hours. The sample size portions, allowed us to enjoy a lot of different varieties of food and it was all good. Karunya was great host and we really enjoyed the
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Small-Group Guided Food Trail in the Sowcarpet Market
Responded 5 Mar 2020
Hello, Thank you for leaving us a review. It's so nice to know that you enjoyed your Food trail in Chennai with us. We loved hosting you and your lovely family. Thank you for the recommendation, and we hope to see you back in India soon. You could try our tours in Mumbai, Madurai, Pondicherry or Trivandrum as well. Warmly, Akila
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Holger2912 wrote a review Nov 2019
Bad Homburg, Germany7 contributions2 helpful votes
This trail was so interesting and tasty, i loved all these little storys beside the way, which where so well presented by our host!will book one of the other trails for shure when will be back in Chennai.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Small-Group Guided Food Trail in the Sowcarpet Market
Responded 1 Dec 2019
Hello, Thank you for your review. We are so happy that our Food trail was an outstanding experience for you. We look forward to seeing you again. We run tours in Chennai, Madurai, Mumbai, Trivandrum and Pondicherry too. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
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Gill & Al wrote a review Sep 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a brilliant time wandering around the busy market. Lakshmi was a fantastic guide and her passion for the tour and sharing her knowledge was evident throughout! We tried so many different foods and were so full after! Great introduction to local Indian food. Would highly
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Small-Group Guided Food Trail in the Sowcarpet Market
Responded 15 Sep 2019
Hello, Thank you for leaving us a review and the recommendation. We're always so happy to hear that guests leave our Food tour full! :D We hope we see you again soon. You could join us on other tours in Chennai, or on our tours in Pondicherry, Trivandrum and Madurai. Cheers The Storytrails Team
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Ana Brown wrote a review Aug 2019
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom71 contributions11 helpful votes
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My husband and I were taken on the fantastic Food Trail with the wonderful Lakshmi just a few hours after arriving in India. We were so excited for our first taste of Indian cuisine in India as we enjoy cooking various Indian dishes at home. We were not disappointed! The food
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Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Small-Group Guided Food Trail in the Sowcarpet Market
Responded 5 Sep 2019
Hello, Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review! :D We are so thrilled to have been able to give you some of your first food experiences so soon after you got married. It was a pleasure to host guests so passionate about Indian cuisine. We cannot wait to see you again next year. We also run tours in Pondicherry, Trivandrum and Madurai. And we have tours opening in Mumbai and Kochin soon. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
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Kay S wrote a review Aug 2019
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Lakshmi bent over backward to include us in the Sowcarpet Food tour. We booked last minute, and we had only 1 time slot to take a tour. The stops themselves on the tour were fun, and places you'd never try except without a guide. I unfortunately had lunch too late, and we
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Storytrails I, Manager at Small-Group Guided Food Trail in the Sowcarpet Market
Responded 3 Sep 2019
Hello, Thank you for such a great review! :D We're so glad that you could join us for the tour and see a different Chennai. We hope you come back and do more tours with us. We also host tours in Pondicherry, Madurai and Trivandrum. Cheers, The Storytrails Team
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