What is the first thing you think of when you hear “Coimbatore?” Aaah! It’s the Educational Institutions and Textiles! Right? Absolutely not! For many, the word Coimbatore means only two things – clothes and colleges. Well, don’t blame yourself!
Known as the “Manchester of South India”, the city may be best known for its breathtaking waterfalls, museums and sparkling lakes, but it is the food culture that makes the city a unique identity. Not just Kaalan Varuval and Vothu Parotta, Coimbatore is dotted with a string of small and big restaurants serving a variety of specialities.
If you are planning a trip to Coimbatore on your next long weekend, then you are in the right place. Do not miss out on visiting these food spots that will never fail to appease your taste buds.
Vegetarian restaurants in Coimbatore
Here is the list of vegetarian restaurants where you can graze greener pastures.
1)Royal Hindu Restaurant, Coimbatore
If you are looking for authentic South Indian vegetarian restaurant in Coimbatore, then head to RHR. Located near the railway station, this restaurant is known for its budget-friendly menu and quick service. Open for breakfast till dinner, this hotel ticks all the right boxes at any time of the day.
Location: RHR buildings, State Bank Road, Gopalapuram, Coimbatore
Must try: Pepper Idli, Mushroom Appam & Pongal
2)Sree Annapoorna Sree Gowrishankar
What else does one need to start the day? This restaurant is the most favourite veg restaurants of every Coimbatorean. Sample the famed Idlis, Dosas, Vadas and Pongal with tri-coloured chutneys, it will not be harsh on your pocket.
Location: Govt Art’s College Road, Gopalapuram, Coimbatore
3) Shree Anandhaas Coimbatore
This place serves up some divine treats. The menu here includes South Indian, North Indian and Chinese contributions. But it’s the South Indian dishes that make the restaurant a hit among the visitors.
Location: Puliyakulam Road, Lakshmi Mills, Coimbatore
Must try: Ghee dosa, sambar vada, Mysorepak
Non-Vegetarian restaurants in Coimbatore
Craving something meaty? Bored of eating greens? then check out these list for places you can savour delicious non-vegetarian food.
4) Haribhavanam, Coimbatore
Also known as “Raju mess” by the Coimbatorians. This iconic restaurant started in 1971 is famous for its awesome Chettinad cuisine. One must not miss their Mutton Briyani, Chicken Chintamani, Pepper Chicken, Chicken Karaikudi.
Location: Bharathi Colony Road, Peelamedu, Coimbatore
5) Junior Kuppanna Coimbatore
Started in 1960 by Mr. Kuppanna and his wife Mrs.Rukmani.This hotel is famous for Kongu Nadu cuisine. To our surprise, this hotel still uses a mixture of handmade spices prepared by Rukmani till date.
Location: Gandhipuram and Peelamedu, Coimbatore
Must try: Chicken Pallipalayam, Mutton Pallipalayam, Nalli Gravy, Chicken/Mutton Briyani.
6) Dindigul Venu Briyani
Briyani is love and honestly, you just don’t mess with love, Right? Perfectly spiced and lightly flavoured, this Briyani can perk you up after a hard day.
Location: Avinashi Road, Coimbatore
7) Ammayi Veedu Pot Cook
Can you imagine a restaurant that works without a fridge or a pressure cooker? Here it is! The speciality of this restaurant is that it makes use of earthenware for cooking and food is served hot on the Banana Leaf.
Location: Avaram Palayam Road, Siddhapudur, Coimbatore
Must try: Nattukozhi Briyani, Turkey Briyani(on weekends), Mutton Kothu Curry, Uppu Curry.
Apart from the local food from the South, we’d urge you to try a variety of global cuisines such as Thai, Italian, American, Continental from restaurants such as Bird On Tree, Bazaar and Pavilion.
While in Coimbatore, we’d also recommend you to try the city’s to-die-for street food like Kaalan Varuval, Kothu Parotta, Cheese Murukku Sandwich, Bajji etc.
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