What are the best places to eat in Alleppey?
For more of the best of Alleppey, see the Ultimate Alleppey Travel Guide.
The central area of Alleppey really isn’t that big, so any of these restaurants are a short rickshaw ride away from you if you stay near Alleppey Beach or in town!
Pictured above is Sea Shore restaurant right along Alleppey Beach, a 10 minute walk from this guesthouse that’s in a residential area at the far north end of Alleppey Beach.
Map of the best restaurants in Alleppey
Explore the map of the best places to eat in Alleppey below!
BEACH: Best places to eat (and chill) near Alleppey Beach
Also be sure to see what makes Alleppey Beach one of the best beaches in Kerala.
1. Harbour Restaurant
2. Indian Coffee House (beach)
3. Dreamers Cafe and Restaurant
Best seafood restaurant in Alleppey?
5. Cafe Catamaran
TOWN: Best places to eat in town
7. Kream Korner Art Cafe
9. Indian Coffee House (town)
The menu at Gokulam is small and basic. Go here if you want traditional South Indian food! They serve food during traditional meal times.
12. Royale Park Hotel Restaurant
More of the best places to eat in Alleppey?!
1. Eat from the comfort of your own guesthouse! 😉
Stay at a guesthouse with a kitchen, and the options are limitless! 😉
Make your own breakfast…
Make your own super simple and cheap lunch…
2 packets of maggi = 20 rupees (30 cents) 😀
Make your own dinner by cooking the seafood that Kerala is known for! This makes Kerala a perfect place to prepare your own seafood dinner of course.
There are a few restaurants that deliver too so you can eat at your guesthouse that way as well. Although sometimes it can feel like it takes a long time for the food to arrive! (Mushroom, Halais, and Amaze World are among the places that deliver.)
And since Kerala is the “land of coconuts” (literal meaning) and land of rum (it feels like it anyway)…
Also from your guesthouse, you can make your own drink with rum and fresh coconut water…
Or you can make a fresh pina colada drink if your guesthouse has a blender! (Rum, coconut, pineapple.)
Or keep it non-alcoholic by making a coconut and pineapple smoothie without the alcohol!
And if you do all of this at your guesthouse, once you’re finished, no need to find a rickshaw to take you back. You can go straight to the hammock. 😉
Clearly, this guesthouse with a kitchen is a good place to eat. 😉
2. Eat on the backwaters!
Go on a full-day village canoe tour and you’ll get Kerala homestay food in the way of breakfast and lunch!
And be sure you have a coconut on the backwaters too!
First drink the coconut water…
Then don’t forget to eat the coconut meat!
And if you go on the popular Alleppey to Kollam tourist ferry that takes you through the backwaters, you’ll get a chance to eat some Kerala cuisine for lunch too!
Be sure to take a look at the Best of Alleppey Travel Guide so you can plan the PERFECT trip to Alleppey!
HAPPY EATING IN ALLEPPEY!
The need-to-know India travel tips!If it's your first trip to India, be sure to see these tips for getting around India on a budget, and more! You might wait until India to buy this mosquito repellent that works for many foreigners! Also be sure to see how to spend one month in South India and 2 weeks in North India, as well as tips for the Golden Triangle. And, overnight sleeper bus travel isn't so bad, and neither is traveling in general class on the train! Also see the easy way to get an e-visa. And this is the easy way to book train tickets online as a foreigner. I've used it, and it's simple! You can just show the e-ticket on your phone.
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Hostels in KeralaFor a hostel with international standards in Kerala, try Zostel!
More Zostels in Kerala:
Zostel is a top backpacker chain across India, and I've stayed at many Zostels in India! And outside of Kerala, if you'll be passing through Gokarna as you go from Goa to Kerala (here are options of how to get from Goa to Kerala!), then Zostel Gokarna is in an amazing location too! Here are pictures from the on-site cafe that overlooks the ocean.
Where to stay on the tourist trail in KeralaThese places basically go down the coast from north to south!
- Cochin: Try a homestay in the cute heritage area of Fort Kochi.
- Marari Beach: This is an "off-beat" location as Marari is mostly unknown to backpackers, but it can be a convenient stop to make between Cochin and Alleppey with chill laid back vibes. For an idea of what type of beach can be nearby, see my beach walk from Alleppey to Marari.
- Alleppey Beach:
- Funky Art Beach House again for chill vibes with a location among locals in a residential neighborhood
- And there's Zostel Alleppey too for another beach location to stay several days
- OR if Alleppey is a quick visit, try Dream Nest to be closer to town
- And see how to spend one day in Alleppey (short version: go for the backwaters village canoe tour instead of a houseboat!)
- Alleppey backwaters:
- Munroe Island: This is another generally kind of more off-beat location, and you can see a different part of the Kerala backwaters on a quiet island
- Varkala cliff:
Retreats in KeralaFor relaxation and rejuvenation for health and wellness, also see:
- Yoga retreats in Kerala
- Ayurveda retreats in Kerala - ayurveda is basically healthy living through natural herbs and remedies, and Kerala is the birthplace of ayurveda!
How to book India train tickets online as a foreignerIf you don't want to go through the complicated process of setting up an IRCTC Indian railways account as a foreigner...
Then the most convenient way to buy train tickets online is through this booking website. I've used it, and it's super simple! You buy the ticket, and then show the electronic version on your phone once you're on the train. Compared to buying directly through an Indian ticket booking website (IRCTC account required) or directly at the train station in India, there is a small convenience fee, as well as a less flexible cancellation policy, though!