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Foodies Day Out at Madurai provided by Foodies Day Out

Foodies Day Out at Madurai
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3–4 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3–4 hours
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
We at "Foodies Day Out" offer you the chance to experience the local cuisine as the natives do. We take you to places where no guide book can lead you to. On this tour, we travel across the city of Madurai, to taste the best culinary dishes the city has to offer. We drive around in a car to eat the best signature dishes of our local eateries and also walk along the streets to indulge ourselves in uninhibited eating spree. You will get to taste some unique "madurai" dishes, such as paruthipaal (cotton seed milk), thennam kuruthu (bark of the coconut tree), bun parotta, the super delicious Jil Jil Jigar Thanda etc.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 109469P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Dinner
  • Food tasting
  • Snacks
  • Tour escort/host
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick the guests from their hotel lobby. The guests can intimate us the hotel details, once they check in.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We would recommend you to skip your lunch.
  • Please inform us about any food allergies at the beginning of the tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Dinner
  • Food tasting
  • Snacks
  • Tour escort/host
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick the guests from their hotel lobby. The guests can intimate us the hotel details, once they check in.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We would recommend you to skip your lunch.
  • Please inform us about any food allergies at the beginning of the tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Madurai
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
    Pass by
    Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
  • 2
    Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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VeraAsscher
Leiden, The Netherlands12 contributions
We had a wonderful tour around madurai and had multiple amazing food stops. Our guide Soundar explained a lot about the different foods, and he also told us a lot about the city and his experiences. An experience you cannot miss in Madurai!!
Written April 17, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Crnld
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The street food tour was the perfect way to spend our first evening in Madurai. Soundar was a great host - knowledgeable, friendly and fun! He made sure our dietary requirements were taken into account and even though we love and cook Indian food a lot, introduced us to lots of new dishes! After the food tour, Soundar shared photos and the names of each dish we tried with us and even suggested some places for us to eat at our next stop in India! Would recommend this tour to anyone who loves Indian food and likes to try new things - it is a fun way to explore street food in Madurai, eating at all the best spots loved by locals. Thanks Soundar!
Written February 27, 2020
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Suma C
18 contributions
Mar 2020
I had a great time exploring Madurai's local food scene with Soundar. He was kind and patient with me, and also gave really thoughtful responses. I learned a lot about the cultural background of each cuisine we tried. I'd definitely recommend this tour to anyone wanting to experience local cuisines!
Written March 4, 2020
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Srishti Mohite
1 contribution
Feb 2020
Did a food tour with Soundar on feb 26th 2020. He knows the city and its culture well and made the tour fun and interesting. It was an amazing experience as he took us around the city making us taste various drinks, snacks, sweets, mains and dessert. My favorite was the Bun Parotta with the mutton curry and the dessert-Jigarthanda. Would not have known to eat in any of these place if not for this tour.
Would definitely recommend to do this tour with foodies day out. It is a great experience!
Written March 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JRMF
York, UK6 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Great way to try out different local foods whilst seeing different parts of the City that tourists normally don’t visit. Don’t eat anything before you go though. We were very well fed!
Written March 4, 2020
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Cecilia
4 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had a great evening with Soundar exploring the best food Madurai has to offer. Soundar was really knowledgeable, spoke fantastic English and was great fun to spend the evening with - we couldn’t have hoped for a better guide to the city. We went to all the kinds of places that you would never discover without the help of a local expert, including amazing Parota from a street food stand and delicious Halwa. It was great to get a flavour of Madurai life!
Carlos and Cecilia
Written February 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BG0511
6 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
A definite highlight of our trip so far - Praveena arranged our 3 hour food walk superbly, introducing us to delicious local foods we would never have known about. Her delightful manner and wealth of knowledge about the local cuisine ( and many other things we were curious about!) made for a highly entertaining evening. Highly recommend if you are staying a night in Madurai and definitely start feeling hungry!!
Written January 10, 2020
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Lilli Muller
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Family
It was a wanderfull experience with young Saudar as a guide.Its great to be taken to very local places that are not easy to visit as a tourist. Although, we came to India so Manny times we still tried Manny things on the tour that were new to us.
Highly recommended and thank you very much Saundra
Lilli, Peter, Babita Muller
Written January 26, 2020
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dave o
2 contributions
Feb 2020
LOVED IT! We heard that Madurai was a foodie paradise, but on our own it had been a little hard to find the right places. This was a fantastic opportunity to learn about Madurai food, the city itself and the culture. Our guide, Soundar, is a lovely young man, passionate about food and his city. He gave us some amazing insight and we had some incredible food, stopping in place after place (he warned us not to finish everything in front of us, which was hard at times). We stopped at street stalls we would never have considered on our own and ate in several amazing restaurants that were clearly favorites with locals. All was easy, safe and clean. Good value for the price and we left full and really glad we did this.
Written February 8, 2020
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Nirupama V
Chennai (Madras), India1 contribution
Feb 2020
we spent 3 hours exploring veg cuisine around Madurai. Though from Tamil Nadu, I hadn't heard of some of the dishes. Soundar's enthusiasm and love for his home town made the trip even more enjoyable. Highlights were the paruti paal, keerai vadai, karpatti aapam & bun parotta. Totally recommend going on this tour.
Written February 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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bod75
bod75
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Good night out!
Really enjoyable evening with Soundar who is extremely knowledgeable about his city and it’s food. Ate lots of new
kashgo
kashgo
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Interesting things to try
I did this trip with Soundar and found him to be a food lover and a guide who knows his city. We tried various deli
W7583MXstephaniel
W7583MXstephaniel
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Street food tour
We had a great experience on the street food tour of Madurai with Soundar. We learnt a lot about South Indian cuisi
LieveV186
LieveV186
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Unique experience, a true discovery !
Great evening out where you discover places you would not find yourself, you taste the local foods, a discovery! Le
tibobeardo
tibobeardo
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Nicest way to know a city!
This was just awesome Very professional and friendly guide Amazing food discoveries Only issue: it’s hard to con
Juiceph3
Juiceph3
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Excellent Night of eats
I have to give a big recommendation to Soundar for an excellent tour around town on his bike taking me to a wide va
Ben S
Ben S
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Great Food & Information
I had a great time trying food around the city and learning about the city at the same time. Soundar was very kind
leont25
leont25
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FoodiesDayOut
Perfect! We had a lovely evening visiting a lot of eateries (with an a/c car!) Soundar, our guide was very well inf
EvaH2326
EvaH2326
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Amazing Local Experience
Waw !!!!! No words to describe all the good vibes of this tour. A real immersion in Indian life and culture. Soun
Roger C
Roger C
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Super tour of local food. Carts to restaurants
Very local. Lots of fun. Excellent food. Guide excellent. Highly recommend! Fun to see the very local food scene
P8816NAbobt
P8816NAbobt
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We loved it
We went on this tour as a family of 4. Soundar was an incredible guide, making us discover delicious dishes we had
MademoiselleLaure
MademoiselleLaure
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The best way to discover Madurai street food
I spent an evening with Soundar who made me discover Madurai street food and it was amazingly good! I learned so mu
Yaron1967
Yaron1967
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New tastes of madurai
Saunder is a young pleasnt guy. Took us to new and tasty places. Mainly street food. We had alovely time and intere
trthanikodi
trthanikodi
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Local foods of Madurai
They took us to good local places for tasty local food . The local stuff like parrot ta, jigarthanda & dosas tasty
wazzukyle
wazzukyle
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Amazing food only found in Madurai!
Absolutely loved the food and all the places we visited had very friendly staff eager to show how their food is pre
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