Iconic Eateries to Snack at While you Shop for Diwali in Chennai's Mylapore

Check out these iconic street food stalls in Chennai where you can snack while you shop for Diwali.

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(This story was first published on 3 November 2021 and is being republished from The Quint's archives on the occasion of Diwali 2022.)

Iniya Deepavali Nalvazhthukkal!

Diwali in Tamil Nadu is celebrated in the month of aipasi (thula month) 'naraka chaturdasi' thithi, preceding amavasai.

Diwali means wearing new clothes, making murukku, pakodas, mysorepak and laddoos at home, going out with the family to the temple and watching a matinee show on television.

The preparations for the festival begins the day before, when the kitchen is cleaned, smeared with lime and chandan and kumkum dots are applied, the entrance of the house is decorated with kolam (rangoli) and kavi (red oxide) and the pooja room adorns betel leaves, fruits, flowers, gingelly oil and incense sticks with crackers burst in the background.

This Diwali, The Quint took a walk around Mylapore, the temple hub of Chennai, to recommend the best places to shop for everything Diwali this season. And also we give you a list of the most iconic food spots in Mylapore that you have to check out.

Must Try:

  • Jannal Kadai

    Location : Ponnambala Vadhyar Street, Mylapore, Chennai
    Items: Idli, Dosa, Bajji, Vadai, Bonda

  • Rahul Paniyaram Stall

    Location : Ponnambala Vadhyar Street, Mylapore, Chennai

    Items: Sweet Kuzhi Paniyaram And Kara Paniyaram

  • Kalathi Rose Milk

    Location : N Mada Street, Mylapore, Chennai

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