For gourmet lovers, Kozhikode offers a chance to taste the mild flavoured Malabar Biryani. Known for its tenderly cooked mutton, the biryani is spicy. It should not be missed at any cost. Apart from the biryani, one must also taste ‘alisa’, a popular side dish made of chicken and husked wheat. Another popular local dish is ‘arikadaka’ which is made of rice flour and mussels. For people who have sweet tooth, the Calicut Halwa is available in the bakeries in the city.