Food of Yercaud

Tamil Nadu people believe that serving food to another living being be it humans or animals, is a service to god itself. Therefore, they are generous when it comes to food, whether it is in their home or temples or even restaurants. Traditionally, this south Indian cuisine is served on a banana leaf and people sit on the floor to eat. It is rich in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food.
The food mainly consists of rice, lentils, legumes with spices such as curry leaves, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, garlic etc. Coconut in various forms in widely used. A typical meal consists of Rice, Sambhar(Curry), two types of vegetables, curd and a pickle. Dosas, idilis, Upma, Parota, Sambhar, Rasam, Pongal are the dishes with which the cuisine of Tamil Nadu is identified. Paysam, Kesari, Sweet pongal are the sweet treasure of this cuisine.
Filter coffee is a specialty of the south-Indian cuisine. The making of filter coffee is like a ritual, as the coffee beans are first roasted and then powdered. They then use a filter set, few scoops of powdered coffee, enough boiling water is added to prepare a very dark liquid called the decoction. A 3/4 mug of hot milk with sugar, a small quantity of decoction is then served in Dabarah, a unique Coffee cup.

Here are the top 4 restaurants in Yercaud:

1. Dakshin Restaurant

4.0 /5
Yercaud Hills, Yercaud Hills, Yercaud 636 601, India 
Chinese, Indian
INR 500 For Two

They have some great options for the vegetarians as well as the non vegetarians. Try out the Thali, Butter Nan, Chicken Tandoori, Idli Sambar and Masala Dosa when here.

2. The Pear Tree Cafe

4.0 /5
Yercaud Library and Sports Club premises, (Opp' Montfort School), Yercaud 636601, India 
8AM- 8PM
INR 500 For Two

Pear Tree cafe is an amazing place to enjoy some cheap snacks. Chicken sandwiches, pizzas and nuggets are a part of the menu. One should also try the cheesecake for dessert.

3. Sweet Rascal

4.0 /5
5, Lovers Lane a.K.A. Hospital Road, Regent Hill Side Villa & Resort, Yercaud 636601, India 
Continental, Barbecue
12:00 am to 11:59 pm
INR 500 For Two

The ambience of the place is very creative and the food served here is simply delicious. Try out the Grilled Chicken, Biryani and fish to treat your taste buds.

4. The Orange Restaurant

4.0 /5
Grand Palace Hotel & Spa, Yercaud 636602, India 
Chinese, Indian, Continental
INR 400 For Two

The ambience of the place is very interesting. They serve some mouth watering dishes till late hours which makes this place famous among the locals.

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