Food of Trivandrum

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While the traditional and typical staple diet remains a bit constant around most of Kerala, the sides, drinks and snacks that vary give the cuisine a shifted and subtly unique form. Popular dishes in Trivandrum include Thoran which is a dry mix of vegetables dressed with coconut bits, a stew in which pototoes and onions are cooked in coconut milk as well as Kalaan which is made of buttermilk, melons and ripe mangoes. Also banana chips are a widespread and popular snack and significant enough to be included in cuisine.
Apart from this Non vegeterian food is equally, if not more popular than vegetarian dishes. From seafood, chicken to beef and pork-you will find all on a popular menu.

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Local dishes of Trivandrum
Local dishes of Trivandrum

Restaurants in Trivandrum

Indian Coffee House

Cafe, South-Indian

8 AM to 9:30 PM

INR 400 For Two for two

An affordable place that serves the best coffee in the vicinity. One can also indulge in the various snack options and dosas they have to offer.

M. L. A. Hostel Compund, Palayam, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Cherries & Berries


9:45 AM - 10 PM

INR 200-250 For Two for two

Gorge on the delicious Waffles, Mini-pizzas and thick, Chocolate milkshakes while you're at Cherries and Berries. It also offers free Wi-Fi. ;)

Carmel Towers, Opposite Cottonhill GHS, Vazhuthacaud, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Tiffany's Restaurant


INR 600-750 For Two for two

Tuck in to the decent variety of dishes offered at the buffet of Tiffany's restaurant.

Muthoot Plaza, Punnen Road, Palayam, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Ariya Nivaas


6:45 AM - 10 PM

INR 150 For Two for two

Its close proximity to the Railway Station and the all-you-can-eat South Indian thalis make it quite busy and crowded. The food here is quite tasty, though the rates are a bit high for their standards.

Manorama Rd

Regency Restaurant



INR 325 For Two for two

The buffet here is decent - both non veg and veg. The Ala carte service sometimes takes a lot of time. The Bar here is pretty good as well. The food is nothing exceptional but it's certainly not bad.

MG Road, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Ananda Bhavan


lunch & dinner

INR 50-70 For Two for two

A simple eatery where one can enjoy the usual dosas and other South Indian snacks.

MG Road, Palayam, Trivandrum, Kerala - 695001, India



8 AM - 10:30 PM

INR 400-500 for two for two

Visit this restaurant for their yummy, multi cuisine, buffet spreads.

Vanross Junction, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

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