Thalassery cuisine, due to the rich Arabian, Mughlai, and Malabari influences, happens to be one of the most vibrant cuisines in all of Kerela. What rings the most, in terms of food, when one hears Thalassery, is Thalassery Biriyani. Gorging on this special biriyani happens to be an integral part of a visit to Thalassery. What makes this biriyani different is that it is made out of Kaima or Jeerakasala rice, instead of the usual one used. Also, to make the masala for this preparation, fried onions are used. Another variant of popular biryani here is the Mussel Biryani, which is made marinated mussels.
This beautiful city also stands for other food items like Kallumakkaya Nirachathu (another mussel dish), Unnakkaya (a sweetmeat snack), Malabar Beef Roast (a spicy recipe popular in this region), and Falooda (a Persian dessert, made of fruits and dry fruits in rose milk and vanilla ice-cream). Thalassery also stands for its amazing bakeries, an impetus to which as a culture was given by Mampally Bakers.