Nothing is above Rs 100 at SPI Cinemas's brand new food truck
Southish serves up tiffin-on-the-go like idlis and chicken salna and podi dosa
Now you can catch a vada-to-go before your next movie. And you don’t have to wait for theatre overheads or rush from billing queue to food counter to do it. SPI Cinemas’ first food truck Southish serves a South Indian tiffin menu with a super affordable price point (dishes start as low as Rs 25) and the best part, you won’t have to scrounge in your wallet for change if you’re running late. “We have a credit card option and will be introducing Paytm soon as well,” says Food and Beverage head at SPI, Bhavesh Shah.
In the works for the past two months, we are told that this is the first of many food trucks to come, in the months ahead. “We’re planning 12 or 14 by the end of year,” Bhavesh tells us as we sample a plate of Idlis and Chicken Salna (Rs 65) which is one of their hotsellers at the moment, apart from the Podi Dosa (Rs 50) and Kozhi Roast (Rs 80), all served on biodegradable plates. While this first truck is currently stationed at the parking lot of SPI Cinemas in Royapettah and will soon move toward the front of White’s Road, the idea is to have a fleet of them covering different parts of the city like Besant Nagar Beach and outside malls, serving a range of cuisines. Think everything from hot dogs to tacos. “The next step en route is to open for breakfast, hopefully by next week,” Bhavesh tells us.
Though most of the prep is done at a central kitchen in Triplicane, the assembling is handled by two chefs aboard Southish (don’t miss the banana leaf logo bearing the name) and there’s even a wash basin attached to the vehicle for customers, once done.
Prices: Rs 25 to Rs 80. Open: 5 pm to 11 pm on weekdays and 5 pm to 1 am on weekends.