When in Mysore, you will find Mysore Pak, a mouth-watering sweet everywhere. Though it is delicious anytime and place, there is one place that makes ‘the original Mysore Pak’ and that is the Guru Sweet Mart located at Shivarampet on the Sayyaji Rao Road. The shop has been in business for about 7 decades and the present owners are the descendants of Kakasura Madappa, a cook of kings, who is believed to have invented the sweet. Made from gram flour mixed with sugar syrup or pak, Mysore Pak of Guru Sweet Mart beats every other in taste and texture.
At Mysore Chaat Street, you will get way more than just chaats. Located on the Krishna Vilas Road, and close to the Marimallappa College, the Chaat Street serves idli-vadas, rice rotis, noodles, raagi rotis, and even salads. The must on your checklist apart from the chaats are the Mysore churmuri (puffed rice with peanuts and spices), the dry gobi and the badam or almond milkshake.
- Hotel RRR at Gandhi Square
- Oyster Bay at Vijayanagar on the Parishath Road
- Depth n Green at Gokulam Main Road
- Green Leaf on 12th Cross Kalidas Road
- The vegetarian restaurant Anima Madhva Bhavan on 6th Cross Road in Vani Vilas Mohalla
- Tiger Trail on Jhansi Lakshmibai Road
- The Mahesh Prasad eatery at Lakshmipuram in Chamarajapuram Mohalla.In Mysore, you will find something or the other that enlivens the foodie in you. From fine-dining to the simple idli-sambhar to the local dishes that make Mysore what it is, this is a city that is worth visiting for its food alone. So, next time, consider taking a trip to the city only to eat!