Sun’s out, fun’s out? We know it gets unbearably hot in Chennai, but what’s the secret of the cool kids in Chennai? To stay hydrated with the best chilled beverages, ordered in!
Keep reading on to find Chennai’s top picks for the summer!
Available in: Adyar, Alwarpet, Annanagar, Guindy, Kilpauk, Kodambakkam, Madipakkam, Nungambakkam, Purasawalkam, T Nagar, Velachery
Perhaps you’ve already heard about the awesome beverages at The Fruit Shop On Greams Road. If you haven’t given it a try yet, don’t waste a second deciding what to order in.
What foodies love here: Jughead Special, a dry fruit, ice-cream based shake, Lime Mint Cooler, Fresh Fruit Salad, Chocolate Milkshake, Pure Kabul Pomegranate Juice & Mosambi Sweet Lime Juice
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Available in: Nungambakkam
They aren’t kidding – the shakes churned out at The Thickshake Factory are really, really thick! A forewarning? Skip the meal for the shakes because you’ll need a hearty appetite to devour them.
What foodies love here: Belgian Chocolate, Ferrero Hazelnut, Triple Choco Chip, Ice Cream Snickers
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Available in: Adyar
Before shakes were cool for the summer, Indians relied heavily on buttermilk to beat the heat. At Prem’s Graama Bhojanam, you get to enjoy authentic & healthy Indian food washed down with a glass of savoury buttermilk.
What foodies love here: Buttermilk, with a dash of ginger and green chilli
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Available in: KK Nagar, T Nagar
The name conveys it all – Mansukh’s Sweets And Snacks serve up a variety of Gujarati and Rajasthani chaat, popular sweets like rasmalai and gajar ka halwa and a variety of chilled desserts and beverages like lassi, falooda & kulfis!
What foodies love here: Masala Buttermilk, Rasmalai
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Available in: Alwarpet, Annanagar, ECR – Kottivakkalam
Double Roti is cool in more ways than one. With their outstanding menu filled with a variety of freshly squeezed juices, delicious shakes & iced beverages to choose from, you’ll never run out of options.
What foodies love here: Oreo O Oreo Shake, a jarful of thick shake loaded with crushed Oreos
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Available in: Alwarpet
Living up to its name, Biggy Bites serves up a variety of big, juicy burgers at pocket-friendly prices. Here’s a tip: the burgers taste even better with their Lime Mint Cooler!
What foodies love here: Lime Mint Cooler
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Available in: Alwarpet, Nungambakkam
What foodies love here: Dark Milkshake
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Available in: OMR Perungudi
Chaa is the place to be for anything from a light sandwich to a full thali. What’s more, you can enjoy this pocket-friendly range of eats with a cool beverage of your choice!
What foodies love here: Buttermilk, Mint Lime
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Available in: Egmore, Kilpauk
How are Jack & Jill and Humpty Dumpty related? You can find both of these & more at Juice Pump! If you’re into experimenting, add on coconut juice to any other juice (like watermelon) to make your own unique blend!
What foodies love here: Crazy Cookie Milkshake
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