You can savour south Indian, Tibetan, fresh sea food dishes and other foreign cuisines in Varkala. Rice, Dosa, Idli etc with Sambhar is staple food of the region. Malabar Biryani and full course meal called Sadya is popular in the region. Among the deserts, Pazham-Pori, Kozhakkatta (sweet mixture of molasses and coconut stuffed in rice dumplings), Ilayappam (rice, jaggery and coconut mixture) and Churuttu(sweetened rice filling in rolled flour bread), are popular. Varkala is also known for mouth watering pickles of Fish, Prawns, and Mango.