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The first Cream Centre opened 5 decades ago at Marine Lines, Mumbai and since then they have been providing vegetarian delights to its well-established customer base. Among the contemporary dishes that have been added, the 'Mexican Bada Nachos' is a must-try, with loads of tortilla chips, refried beans, fresh lettuce, red onions, bell peppers and juicy tomatoes accompanied with salsa dressing, sprinkled with black olives, jalapeños and their sour cream dressing.
Vegetarian fine dining presents a nice change from all those meat heavy menus that has become an essential part of fine dining scene everywhere. When you get too tired of seeing majority chunk of the menus dominated by meat dishes with vegetarian dishes getting only a small footnote-size attention, you desire for something more substantial to pick from. To solve your dilemma many good restaurants are opening up in Chennai whose whole focus lies with vegetarian food. However, leading the pack is ‘Cream Centre’, a popular restaurant chain of vegetarian restaurants that has established quite a fan base for itself all over the country. Chennai boasts of about three outlets of Cream Centre, one being located at 4th Main Road, Anna Nagar East. Families and office goers constantly seek after the restaurant during meal times.
Cream Centre is counted as one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Chennai and for good reason. It’s menu gives the diners a break from a curry-dominated menu by including other cuisines as well. You might go in expecting a North Indian menu but you are pleasantly surprised to see Italian and Mexican fares as well. The restaurant is especially a favorite of Jain community, who likes the fact that there is no meat in sight plus the food is prepared exceptionally. Dig into their fantastic menu by starting with, onion rings, dahi batata puri, cheesy nachos, original tandoori paneer tikka, American corn cheese balls, Delhi papdi chaat, Mexican bada nachos, spring vegetable soup, chowpatty ragda pattice, achari paneer tikka and original falafel. Substantial main fare includes hits like, Bombay double decker sandwich, Mexican fajita sizzler, channa bhatura, corn capsicum masala, enchiladas, vegetable Manchurian and spicy vegetable ranch pizza. Food is light and packed with flavour.
No alcohol is available at Cream Centre. Cool down with an Indian cooler or a mocktail. Finish with a malai kulfi or a fruit sundae. There is always an element of nature in all Cream Centre outlets. This outlet is no different. A solid white-faced exterior opens into a spacious classically designed room divided with sturdy dining tables. While this is no tablecloth kind of establishment, there is still a touch of elegance maintained through the décor. Interiors are timeless and smart to look at. From a large plate glass window, take a peek of their lush courtyard dotted with potted plants. Prices will be moderately pricey, keep a check.