Food in Ooty

Ooty is famous for its beautiful locales and tourism options, pulling in a large number of crowds throughout the calendar year. Locating good food definitely is one inevitable part of a travelers’ agenda. So let us peep into the food culture, food menu and explore some best places to eat in Ooty.

Local Food of Ooty

Local FoodFood ethnology of Ooty is identical to regular Tamil Nadu food. Most of the dishes of the region are prepared with coconut, coconut oil, asafetida and tamarind.  While the favorite breakfast menu includes Idly, Dosa, Uttappam, Vada, Uppama served with coconut chutney and sambar, the lunch and dinner consists of curry with rice, papads and chutney.

Savories of Ooty


Nobody knows Ooty for its distinguished food items, but it is a bet that the delicacies you enjoy while in Ooty are sure to excite your taste buds. Ooty is famous for tea plantations and variety of flavors of tea are easily available in the local markets and the specialized shops for selling tea. 

Chocolates and Bakery Food

Home-Made Chocolates
Only a few know that Ooty also makes some best home-made chocolates. Home-made chocolates were popularized by British in Ooty. Quite a few shops of Ooty sell home-made chocolates. Ooty is a hub of bakery food and traditional biscuits as well. Breads, varkis, buns, cakes, pies, fruit-nut chocolates and brownies of Ooty are mouth savoring and worth trying. The local bakeries are well appreciated by the tourists.

Places to Eat-Out in Ooty

Ooty serves all types of South Indian food yet it is easy to find a north Indian Thali, Tandoori chicken and American choupsey. Multi-cuisine restaurants to restaurants serving local food can easily be located and there are a number of mid-range restaurants that serve good food. There are dining options for everyone, from resorts providing delicious food to Bhojanalyas, Café coffee Day, Dominos and other popular food joints. A few recommended eat-outs of Ooty that are popular among tourists are:

Sidewalk Cafe, Ooty

Nahar's Sidewalk CafeThis eat out is located at a modern buoyant location of Ooty, set in a comfortable and beautiful ambience. This is an in-house multi-cuisine hotel admired for its food and is fairly priced also. The amazing inclusion of Firewood pizzas at this café makes its menu unique in Ooty. The menu also includes some fine burgers, pizzas, soups, sizzlers, pastas, salads and other fast foods.

Coimbatore-Ooty-Gundlupet Hwy,
Upper Bazzar, Ooty
Tamil Nadu 643001
0423 244 2173

Tandoor Mahal

Tandoor Mahal has some best non-vegetarian food on its menu, cooked and served well.  Chettinad Chicken Pepper of Tandoor Mahal is sure to gratify your tongue.

Address: 69, Commercial Road
Ooty - 643001
(91)-9943173855, 9360002559, 9751128093

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