Chicago Indian Diaspora

Food, Jobs, Temples, Events & More

The Chicago metropolitan region is home to a huge Indian community.

Tamils, Mallus, North Indians, Gujaratis and Bengalis have dropped anchor in the city and in suburbs like Aurora, Alsip, Niles, Lemont and Woodbridge lending a distinct desi color to the region.

SVS Temple Aurora image © ChicagoIndia.usSVS Temple, Aurora (IL)
The city is also home to several Hindu temples and organizations such as Sri Venkateswara Temple, Rama Temple, Sai Baba Mandir, Gurdwara Sahib of Chicago and Vivekananda Society which cater to the spiritual needs of Indian immigrants.

Chicago Indian Shopping

To get a glimpse of the bustling Indian community in Chicago, visit Devon Avenue / Mahatma Gandhi Marg.


Devon Avenue teems with stores of every kind - saree boutiques, 220 volts electonic appliances stores, beauty parlors, travel agents, insurance agents, jewelry stores, restaurants, immigration law firms, music shops, mithaiwalallahs and more.

Buffet, Biryani & Dosa

There are a wide selection of Indian restaurants in Chicago from South Indian to North Indian, Indian-Chinese, Vegetarian, Gujarati, Punjabi and Chaat food joints.

While Devon Avenue houses several Indian restaurants like Mysore Woodlands and Udipi, other areas like Niles, Schaumburg, Naperville, Arora, Lemont etc too have their share of restaurants.

Lemont Rama Temple
Lemont Rama Temple Canteen
Abundant Blessings
10915 Lemont Rd
Lemont, IL 60439
Balaji Temple Canteen Aurora
SVS Temple Canteen
Count Your Blessings
1145 West Sullivan Rd
Aurora, IL 60506

If you have a craving for sweets, not to worry. Devon Avenue a.k.a Mahatma Gandhi Marg has several Indian mithai stores like Sukhadia's to pander to your Mithai sweet-tooth.

Indian Movies

Bollywood movies are released every week in AMC and Regal Cinemas in the nearby towns of South Barrington and Naperville.

Tamil and Telugu movies are released in Muvico Rosemont 18 in Rosemont, IL.

Featuring Indian restaurant reviews, movie reviews, Hindi movie showtimes, immigration and personal injury attorneys, travel agents, temples and more, ChicagoIndia.us is your best guidepost to the Indian experience in Chicago.

Whether you're craving biryani, Mysore masala dosa, channa batura, alu papdi chaat, spicy butter milk or just a glass of mango lassi or piping hot south Indian filter coffee in Chicago or watching the latest Bollywood and Hollywood films, begin your exploration of Indian experience with ChicagoIndia.us.