The local cuisine, known as Malanadu cuisine is known for its richness and spice, mainly supplemented by the flavors of coconut milk and having rice and fish curry as staple items of the local platter. The town is also known as 'The Land of coffee' given the coffee plantations here. Hence, one must sip in some fresh and local coffee here. The popular items of this town are Akki Roti, Kakadu, Nendranga chips (Banana chips) and more. Authentic Kannada cuisine as well as typical North-Indian food is available here.