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A market of versatility

entertainment Updated: Jun 06, 2011 01:57 IST
Vaishali Bhambri

If you think that Green Park Main Market is all about beauty salons, chances are that you haven’t explored the vast number of eating and shopping options here. Check out what makes it such a good place to hangout in.

Once you have entered this market, you will be greeted by the sight of flip flop chappals, which are available in abundance here. Priced between Rs 100 - Rs 250, the slippers come in peppy colours and designs. Also a hit in the market are road side chunk accessories like earrings, hair clips and colourful nail paints. If you know how to bargain, these accessories will cost you about Rs 50. For art lovers, there is TFS aka The Frame Shop, where they can get their paintings and photographs framed. You can also buy paintings from this shop. Check out the glass and dull wood photo frames while you are here. The price of the art work ranges between Rs 300 and Rs 20,000.

For your grocery shopping, pay a visit to B Mart, a departmental store in the market. Here, you will find different flavours of breads at affordable prices. Try the butter garlic toast, priced at Rs 25 for a pack of eight. You could also go for the whole wheat bread or dalia bread, available for Rs 35.

For latest music and film CDs and DVDs, head to Rhythm and Blues. The market also has shops that sell gadgets, books and magazines.

Food Zone
For weight watchers, there is Fruto Freesh, a health concept restaurant that offers oil-free and baked eating options. When here, try the diet pineapple shake, multi grain brown bread sandwiches served with baked potato and side salad, and the zero oil grilled soya. The food is priced at Rs 200 onwards.

Almost synonymous to the market is the Evergreen Sweet House. This shop sells sweets, confectionery items and also houses a multi-cuisine restaurant. While you are here, go for the roasted soya crisp (Rs 70) and murmure chana (Rs 35).

Another good eating option here is the Adyar Ananda Bhavan, popularly known as A2B. The restaurant serves both south and north Indian cuisine. Also famous with office-goers frequenting this market is the Lakshmi Vilas Madras Café. Try the onion mysore masala dosa for Rs 70 and the south Indian filter coffee for Rs 20. The market also has its share of high end restaurants like Costa Coffee, Pizza Hut and Domino’s.