Some five to six home-based food joints in the colonies off Marina Loop Road have been asked to shut down since Monday when the second phase of the lockdown came into effect.
These food joints, located in places like Srinivasapuram and Dooming kuppam were open till last weekend, serving the local residents who did not cook at home – a simple meal is priced at Rs.50 and charges are extra for seafood you order.
Many take-aways were also effected here.
Run by a family, each food joint is located just outside their homes hugging the Loop Road.
In ordinary times, salesmen, people working in offices or stores in San Thome and Mylapore seeking seafood meals patronise these informal food hawker places.