Welcome to Foodies Day Out

You can read a million recipes and have the best cooks cook for you, but still you can never taste the ‘native’ taste of a cuisine unless you eat it where it originated. We at THE HUNGRY TRAVELLER 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. Come and enjoy the local ‘tastes’. Devour as much as you can. These tours are for those who love their food !


Praveena Mukunthan of FoodiesDayOut @ Madurai hosts Anubhav Sapra to experience the authentic food on the streets of Madurai

Anubhav Sapra is an avid foodie! He is a Founder but proudly calls himself a Foodie-in-chief at Delhi Food Walks. He is also a street-food and Indian regional cuisine connoisseur and loves to write about street-food.

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  •   I had a great time trying food around the city and learning about the city at the same time. Soundar was very kind and helpful! I wish I could have spent more time getting to know him and the city.

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      As a solo traveller, I thought I might not be able to enjoy this popular tour, but Soundar and his motorbike came to the rescue! Cue a perfect evening of riding pillion and enjoying some Tamil specialty foods, with intriguing discussion about life in India,...More

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      My wife and l booked the tour knowing little what to expect. At the end of an evening that started with tender coconut sherbet and ended with Jigarthanda (both local delicacies) we were left stuffed, satisfied and happy - a zone one gets in to...More

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      -The experience is super smooth: a car picks you up from your hotel, drives you to all the eating stations, the guide takes care of all payments, and then you are driven back to settle the payment for the tour (cash only) at the end....More

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      We had a great experience trying different types of local street food around Madurai. We went to parts of the city that we would not have discovered by ourselves and tried food that we would not have tried if we were not on the tour....More

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      We were picked up at the hotel and taken around the city sampling street food. The first stop was at Vishayam coffee bar the preparation of the filter coffee is amazing. Then we visited various eating places and had : Semolina dosa with coconut chutney,...More

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  •   We have covered a few well know places, but the actual experience of local food in Madurai is found on the streets. This part is entirely dedicated to the gems of Madurai. To explore the unknown we were on a food tour organized by the...More

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      Highly recommend this. We spent an evening with Praveena, the effervescent founder of FDO. Her first stop was a real fumble - she took us to the Murugan Idli Shop, and proceeded to order everything we had had for lunch. We immediately stopped her, but...More

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      This was a great way to spend our only evening in Madurai. We were picked up from our hotel by Soundar and driven all over the city tasting food and drinks we would have never found otherwise. Believe when he tells you not to have...More

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      This was a very enjoyable and well organised tour to be a part of. We were shuffled through a variety of restaurants, dessert houses and street food stalls (our favorites by far), all of which managed to show us another side to the culinary story...More

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      If you have even the smallest interest in what “Indian food” is then this trip is a must. Soundar took us all round the city, stopping here and there for snacks, drinks & sit down dishes. His enthusiasm and love for Madurai and it’s culinary...More

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      It was the best food tour I ever had in my life! Soundar, the tour guide was amasing! The food and the drinks was tasty and representative for Madurai and the places was authentic and full of life! I will recomande to every tourist in...More

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  •   The experience surprised us too much. We expected a culinary tour at “average restaurants “ but no, it wasn’t! For our surprise it becomes a true streetfood experience. Tasting lot of new flavors, dishes and beverages were the local Madurai people enjoy it. For a...More

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      We joined Soundar very last minute on a marvellous foodie tour in Madurai. My teenage son and myself arrived just before after a 25 hr journey and where rather tired... Soundar managed to completely revive us by whiskering us from eatery to foodstall mixing all...More

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      Soundar is a very lively and enthusiastic guide. We ate some really yummy local foods. And he had a wealth of information about Madurai. He isn't too impressed by vegetarians, so if you are one, be prepared for some stops to be for meat eaters...More

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      Perfect! We had a lovely evening visiting a lot of eateries (with an a/c car!) Soundar, our guide was very well informed and kind. We tried a lot of traditional foods with new flavours to us. Thank you Soundar!

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      When it comes to food, the streets are the one place which could give you a holistic picture of the culinary practices and cultures prevailing in the region, that too at some really affordable prices. And when it comes to a city like Madurai, its...More

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      Waw !!!!! No words to describe all the good vibes of this tour. A real immersion in Indian life and culture. Soundar is passionate, friendly and funny. Highly Recommended !!!! Ps : INDIAN FOOD IS THE BEST :)

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Why explore the temple city with us?



Its a tour by the foodies for the foodies !
We are not your regular tourist guides. We do this because we love our food and want to share our passion with foodies travelling to our city. Our foodies are Doctors, Engineers, Businessmen, Architects etc who share a common passion – FOOD. We are your local friends taking you out to have good food and share stories and experiences.



We have something in common..passion for FOOD. Come indulge in the local food with your local foodies. We really know that hidden eatery that serves awesome food.



Our tours are focussed on safety of our friends travelling to our city. We make sure we know your food preferences well in advance like Veg/Non-Veg, any allergies, heat level etc. during confirmation of your food tour. We carry reputed bottled water only during the tours. The eateries we take you to are tried and tested by our team over multiple visits.