Conveying a great field of coconut trees, Kovalam beach town is a famous tourist destination in the state of Kerala. The town is located in the Thrivanthapuram district.
The town is known for its beauty and heavenly serenity. This town is one of the most visited places in God’s Own Country. Situated in the southern part of Kerala Kovalam has created its presence fingered on the worldwide tourist map.
The privy coves, sun-kissed beaches and the coastal town of Kovalam enliven with its freshening up nature and pristine atmosphere. Town offers the best facilities to its beach lovers like swimming, Ayurvedic Massages, sunbathing and many other options.
Visiting this coastal town will make you believe that life on and around beaches is always relaxing and gives you peace of mind to spend some time with yourself.
Popular street food in Kovalam is a treat for both vegetarian and seafood lovers. Town offers a wide range of South Indian food and Indianized version of European dishes.
Kovalam is a tropical paradise with a foodie’s heaven. Kovalam’s gastronomy is as diverse and colourful as Kerala’s culture. Undertake this food journey and get the opportunity of tasting some of the traditional authentic street food of this town.
Read the blog further to get in brief ideas about what to eat while being in Kovalam.
Famous Street Food in Kovalam
Be it morning breakfast or dinner by the beach, Kovalam has various options of street food for all the foodies in the world. You must try some of these dishes to fulfil your food cravings.
Puttu is a healthy steamed dish made up of rice flour and layered with coconut. The dish is considered an authentic and healthy breakfast in this town. This soft and light food item is mostly consumed with kadala curry or red banana chips making it the top pick choice for breakfast
2) Kerala Appam-
One of the well-known and favourite street foods you could find here. Appam is a popular dish in Kerala prepared with fermented rice and coconut pulp dough. This dish is eaten with stew, chicken or other meat dishes.
Kappa is a healthy packed food you can find in this town. Kappa is a spicy dish packed with rice proteins or vitamins. Kappa is a rich herb food prepared in this beach town, speciality of this delicacy is that it is served with fish curry.
To all the fish lovers, this dish is for you all. Karimeen is served with local fish which considered being the best combination to be tried while travelling to this town. Local fish is found in the backwater of Kerala and is prepared in different ways for a range of exotic dishes.
5) South Indian Plate-
While in Kerala trying the authentic south Indian plate is a must. The speciality of this is that food is served on a banana leaf. Banana leaf is considered a typical South Indian plate comprised of chappati, rice, vegetable curry, curd and desert.
This South Indian plate comes in different styles and is a portion of common street food in Kovalam.
Best Food spots in Kovalam-
This beach town has lots of food joints and restaurants to offer and some of them are known for their beach view.
Here is the list of some famous and well-known food spots in Kovalam.
1) German Bakery and Waves Restaurant-
Situated at lighthouse beach restaurant offers famous Asian and Continental cuisine along with bakery items. This restaurant is also known for its seafood preparation and a range of vegetarian dishes making it an ideal spot for foodies in Kovalam.
An authentic Keralite vegetarian restaurant offers vegetarian thali with the traditional cuisine of the state. Located slightly away from lighthouse beach this restaurant has a traditional sitting style of state and is considered as easy on pocket food spot.
3) Malabar Cafe-
This cafe is a complete treat for seafood lovers and offers some of the best seafood dishes in Kovalam. Their seafood varies from Promfert, sea salmon, red or white snapper fish along with crab and lobster dishes. This cafe is a delight for vegetarians too by offering pasta and curries.
4) Swiss Cafe-
For all the swiss foodies this cafe is a treat for you. Located on the beachfront of lighthouse beach in Kovalam serves famous swiss dishes right from Rosti (made of grated potatoes), the Zurich schnitzel (made of chopped chicken) and a wide variety of Swiss-made pizzas.
Visiting this cafe in the evening can offer you some beautiful sunset scenery along with good food.
5) Devi Garden Resturant-
Being in this beach town if you are missing a home-cooked meal then this restaurant is the right place for you. This family-run restaurant serves freshly served Indian food and is budget-friendly.
Foodies visiting Kovalam can treat themselves to their endless food cravings and enjoy themselves by trying some of the famous and traditional dishes of this beach town.
A visit to this little beach town near the Arabian Sea can give you some reality check about the life spent in and around the beach city. A 2-3 days tour to Kovalam is enough for you to immerse yourself in the lively culture of this place.
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