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Address: Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL

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A veritable melting pot

This is what Chicago is all about. A neighborhood comprised of many varieties of Indian and Pakistani stores, along with a spattering of others. There are a number of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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58 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is what Chicago is all about. A neighborhood comprised of many varieties of Indian and Pakistani stores, along with a spattering of others. There are a number of restaurants which range in price from inexpensive, on up. If you can't find an Indian sari that you would like or other clothes of that sort, you haven't looked hard enough.... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This avenue is filled with people of all religion and culture. It is a nice place to see different cultures mingling. Food is amazing and shopping for Indian/Pakistani good is great. Don't forget to bargain!

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Guatemala
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Teh best part of my walking in was the food!! It is a different way of getting ti know Chicago, people is very kind.

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MIAMI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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