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Devon Avenue

Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL
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Ranked #128 of 367 Attractions in Chicago
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: Multi-ethnic (but predominatly South Asian) shopping and dining strip in the central portion (east to west) of the far northern edge of Chicago... more »
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MIAMI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

For a quick trip to India, visit Devon Avenue. Ethnic Restaurants are everywhere, stores are teeming with saris, fabrics, and native jewelry,ethnic groceries, people wear their native clothes, shops stay open late, and it is a unique experience just being there. HINT: Be prepared, parking is at a premium as most of the surrounding blocks have resident parking stickers.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Try to visit the Indo-Pakistani section of Devon Avenue if you're in the mood for an ethnic experience. Vegetarian snacks, Pakistani kebabs, clothing and jewelry stores...worth spending two to three hours if you've done all the touristy things and are looking to do something different in Chicago.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Be there, you'll never miss your food. Affordable ones and high range ones all kinds of restaurants are there for everyone!! I love it.. I stay 0.3 miles away from it :D

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Whenever I encounter tourists in Chicago lining up for "The Rainforest Cafe" or "Pizzaria Uno" (both are chains you know), I want to step in and urge them to the north side. The West Rogers Park neighborhood is the cultural tossed salad. Devon Avenue is like Chicago's Brick Road. There are so many wonderful Indian and Pakistani restaurants, snack shops,... More

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Able to eat Halal food easily lot of Indian and Pakistani food shops and that also with amazing taste!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

So , you need to taste the authentic Indian food ? Or buy groceries like pulses , rice in Chicago ? then , just head towards W.Devon Avenue. There are lot many Indian stores over there , to buy any Desi stuff like food to Indian traditional wear (dresses are pretty expensive though). This place is generally , a 3-4... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

This 3 or 4 block street is the majority of all of the Indian restaurants, shops and travel all in one place. I have been to 5 restaurants and a couple of the stores and they have anything you are looking for from India. The only real drawback is that there is very limited parking, and the street parking is... More

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Crossville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

My family and I spent several hours on Devon Ave over the course of three days. The girls had their eyebrows threaded and henna on their hands at a local salon. I visited Fresh Farms grocery and wandered around in amazement at all the choices. They make juices out of pretty much whatever fruits and vegetables they have available. I... More

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Ajax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Strolleld thru Devon St & OMG...multi-tude of culture & Best Food ---had grill chicken, sheesh kebabs at Khan BBQ...clean, food tasty & above quick service...big portions....will definately come back!

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Adorable little avenue to visit in Chicago. It is full of different little Indian restaurants, shops, and electronics. Basically like an Little India. There are many things that you can get from here instead of spending money and going on a trip.

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