Devon Avenue Food Walk
The only thing more tantalizing than the colorful saris in the shop windows is the smell of authentic Indian spices wafting through the shops of Devon Avenue.
On this tour we will sip authentic Masala Chai tea and nibble our way through several popular Indian shops for a taste of traditional Indian sweets, snacks, crepe-like dosas, delectable breakfast treats and incredible Pakistani barbecue.
In addition to shops and restaurants, we will browse through an Indian market to discover Indian pantry essentials. You will learn how to shop for, store and cook with Indian spices and spend time perusing the produce and chutney aisles. We also visit a shop for cooking equipment, incense and various curiosities such as a Masala dabba, the perfect spice storage box for your newly acquired spices.
And lastly, no Rebecca Wheeler tour would be complete without feeding your mental appetite as well. So count on a big helping of culture with discussions of the history of spices, the regional variations of cuisine within India, the history of the partition between India and Pakistan, and the significance of vegetarianism in India and how you can incorporate these healthy, incredibly delicious foods into your diet.
A Few Tour Highlights:
Sample a favorite breakfast spread-Halwa Puri, along with refreshing mango lassis
Explore an Indian supermarket and discover a whole new world of grains and flours, chutneys and snacks
Learn about the significant role of sweets in Indian culture and what makes them so unique
Scope out the grills and tandoor style ovens that turn out Chicago's best Pakistani bbq
Devon Avenue (View)
2610 West Devon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Dog Friendly: No|