A Foodies’ Guide to Mysore
Mysore is a foodies’ delight! The city caters to a wide palate – be it traditional, exotic, chaats, Western or any other style of cuisine, Mysore does it and does it well!
When you are in Mysore, be sure to devote enough time to explore the rich tastes and aromas of culinary thrills that enchant locals and tourists alike.
The Sweet Beat!
If sweets are your craving, you’d be pleased to know that the iconic Mysore Paak, as the name not-so-subtly hints, was created in Mysore. You’d be even more pleased to know that the great-great grandchildren of the inventor run a shop – Guru Sweet Mart – on the busy Sayyaji Rao road! How cool would it be to savour the authentic taste of Mysore Paak right from the kitchens of the inventor himself!
Apart from Mysore Paak, there are many other delicacies that are a must-have when you are in Mysore. Bengali sweets from Indra Bhavan, carrot halwa from Mahesh Prasad, hot jalebis at Mandi Mohalla, Badam milk and cashew burfi at Bombay Tiffanys, champakali from Mansukhlal D. Mithaiwala are a few things you shouldn’t miss.
Spice & Nice!
Bajjis, churumuri, tomato puri, nippat masala, bhel puri, masala puri, dahi puri, gobi manchurian, dry gobi… well, you can wipe the drool off now. Mysore has many chaat streets that offer a wide variety of culinary delights. Ramanna churmuri and Usman Dry Gobi at the chaat street near Marimallappa school are definitely worth a try!
If you are looking for mouth-watering food, look no further than these places.
- Vinayaka Mylari – authentic Mysore masala dosa
- Hanumanthu Mess, RRR hotel, Tegu Mess – Mutton biryani
- Gayathri Tiffin Room – delicious South Indian breakfast and filter coffee.
- Mahesh Prasad, Indra Cafe – yummy breakfast, lunch and dinner with South Indian and North Indian menu options.
- Oyster Bay – candle light setting in a romantic ambience with mouth watering food options, Oyster Bay is a connoisseur’s delight!
Drool over Cool
Corner House, Polar Bear, Joy Ice Cream factory outlet, Nandini Ice Cream Parlour, Keventers – the choices abound when it is something cool to satiate your pining! Each place offers a different experience, making them a must-visit.
If it is a cafe ambience you are looking for, look no further than Frosting Cafe, Drongo Cafe, Outback Cafe. Each place boasts of a unique aura and exquisite menu. Jungle themed Drongo Cafe and Outback cafe – Mysore’s only cafe with a lakeside view, are sure to thrill you with their nature themed ambience and delicious food. Pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, cakes, pastries – order what you feel like and soak in the unique atmosphere at these places. Patisseries such as Naviluna and Sapa Bakery serve delicious cakes and pastries that will surely have you drooling for more!
With customised itineraries, Safari Quest ensures you have a best of both worlds experience – the sights, sounds and tastes of Mysore as well as the wildlife safaris and related soul nourishing nature activities.
Enjoy a delicious meal at Drongo cafe, swap stories around a bonfire at Best Kept Secret, relax with a glass of wine at the Mysore Room or enjoy a therapeutic massage at the Amay Spa before you embark on your next adventure.
See more and do more at Safari Quest. We look forward to welcoming you!