Take a walk down Devon Avenue starting at Western Avenue and you’ll feel like you’ve left the country. From colorful saris to ethnic restaurants, you’ll never run out of stores to explore or good treats and sweets.
Tahoora almost always has a crowd of kids, and for good reason. The bakery snacks like samosas (in beef, chicken and veggie), paratha rolls and chicken or beef puffs are available. Prices are inexpensive and it’s easy to get a meal under $5. Also look for mango lassi’s—about $3—for a thick mango shake full of fruit and deliciousness.
Rohit Patel, of Chicago, takes his daughter Ritu, 4, shopping and out to eat on Devon Avenue once a week. While there, they also enjoy picking up some Bollywood videos.
If you’re looking to buy something, you’ll be able to find it here. The store windows are adorned with brightly colored saris as well as goods from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Thailand. No matter where you go, everyone in the family will find something interesting.
For Suleiman Nisar, 9, Devon is the place to be. In fact, he comes with his parents and his little sister almost every weekend. "Sometimes my mom likes to buy saris," Suleiman, of Morton Grove, says.
But Suleiman’s favorite place is Tahoora, where he likes the samosas the most. "I like this place because it’s like my hometown Pakistan," he says.
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