Food in Visakhapatnam
Due to the advent of all the companies and organizations in the city in the last few decades, the city has made its name on to the industrial map of India.The advent of different sorts of cultures and traditions along with popular beliefs from people coming into the city because of employment options or tourism has made Visakhapatnam a true cosmopolitan and is now known as the “City of Destiny”.
Traditional Cuisine in VisakhapatnamVisakhapatnam from time immemorial has been known for its spices in all their cuisines. Being known to be the spiciest in all Indian cuisines, there are however a varied tastes, depending upon the geography, castes and traditions. Amongst many, Vizag is known for its Chutney’s and Pickles. Avakkaya and Gongoora which is a green chutney are the specialties of the city. The beaches of the city are filled with stalls selling Murri Mixture which is prepared with the help of puffed rice, chopped onions, boiled peas, tomatoes and coriander leaves. It’s a fast food appealing a large number of Tourists. The contemporary food cuisines contains Idli’s, Upma and Dosa’s. Amongst the main food of Visakhapatnam, there are many like Murku, Booralu, Anabshahi, Appadams, Putharekulu and Pulihara.
Cosmopolitan Cuisine in VizagDue to the incoming of a lot of people from various parts of the nation, the food requirements are increasing from all aspects indeed making ways to the betterment of the Hospitality & Catering industry.
With an array of Star Hotes, Restaurants & Budget food joints, the city is serving all the tourists and the locals. Many hotels in Jagdamba street are famous for Hyderabadi Biryani. The small restaurants on the streets also ensure that they cater to all sorts of people like Malayalis, Tamils, Punjabis, Bengalis, Oriyya amongst others.
With all the cuisines mentioned above, the city has also opened its doors to foreign food chains like KFC, McDonald's, Pizza Hut’s, Sub Way, Dominos and others. There are other international cuisines served at various other Hotels, restaurants and resorts like Thai, Italian, Chinese.
Food Festivals in VizagApart from the day to day Hospitality and Catering, Visakhapatnam also serves home to an array of Festivals and Fairs happening every now and then all time of the year.
Chettinad Food Festival which is not just appealing during the festival time but all throughout the year is famous for its dry fishes and fish curries. People from different castes and traditions from all parts of the city visit the festival to taste the best food in town. Known for the sea food delicacies Chettinad has a huge number of footfall every year.
Visakha Utsav being one of the major festivals that is celebrated once in a year exhibits some of the most mouth-watering cuisines in the nation. The city serves international cuisines to traditional Andhra cuisine, from sea food to all sorts of Mughlai Dishes.
Rishikonda Beach Festival & Visakhapatnam Music Festival are other festivals which finds its own way to showcase the food from various locations in the country.
Food/Cuisines could not be articulated in a couple of stances rather would take a whole lot to describe and to experience. This city on the coast is an amusing city to visit.