Food in Port Blair

Visiting another city or country is also a time to taste the special cuisines and food varieties of that particular region. Even though the ingredients used in all places are almost same, the method of mixing them and the style of preparing make the taste and smell of food in each place different. During your travelling through Port Blair, you can experience a wide variety of sea food that is a major element of cuisines in the islands. The people of these islands are mainly non-vegetarians, as they depend on sea foods primarily. Non veg items like meat are also included in their food widely. The hilly parts of this island homes tropical food. The fruits that are commonly found in the markets of Port Blair are mango, orange, banana, guava and pineapple.

Food in Port BlairAs the Andaman and Nicobar Islands were inhabited by indigenous tribes, who had little contact with the outside world, they included fruits and raw fish in their staple diet for a long time. Fruits and raw fish are found abundantly in the forests and sea of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Most of these tribes were hunters at a time and this was how they collected their food. They also used to feed on flesh of birds and wild animals. These people were unknown about fire for a long time. However, many people came from different countries and settled in these islands that give the inhabitants here an opportunity to be familiar with different types of food and cooking methods. Today, the cuisine of these islands is naturally influenced by Burma to the north, India to the west, Thailand to the east and Indonesia to the south.

Later, with the development of tourism in Port Blair, several good restaurants started to function here that try to give all types of food suitable for every palate. Even though there is no special cuisine in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, it is sure that people who visit these islands get something that they like to eat at the restaurants here.  The good quality restaurants in Port Blair offer various food items of different countries of the world like Chinese, Italian, South Indian, North Indian, pure veg and non-veg food. The stir fired dishes and noodles available in the restaurants here of course represent Thailand. The restaurants also serve Chettinadu, Tandoori and continental food to the visitors. There are lots of South Indians who live on Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Therefore, many restaurants of Port Blair provide authentic South Indian food such as idli, dosa lentil and daal.

Some of the most famous restaurants in Port Blair

  • Annapurna
  • Waves
  • Corbyn’s Delight
  • Mandalay Restaurant
  • Bay Island Hotel Restaurant
  • Light House Restaurant
  • Hotel Kattabomman
  • New Lighthouse Restaurant
  • Mehmaan- The Restaurant
  • Royal Palace
  • New Lighthouse Restaurant
  • Milan Restaurant
  • Ananda Restaurant
  • Blue Marlin
  • Durbar Hotel & Juice Bar
  • Lighthouse Residency
  • Ha O Restaurant
  • Swad
  • Courtyard- Rooftop Restaurant at J Hotel
  • Paradise Cafe
  • Golden Dragon
  • Blue Betel Café
  • Punjabi Dhaba
  • Vegan Creek


Bakeries in Port Blair

As the traditional food of the island is naturally based on the locally available food and as sea food is an unavoidable staple diet of the island people, you will get wide variety of fish, crabs, prawns and lobsters in these restaurants. Fish varieties such as Dogtooth tuna, Yellowfin and coral trout are also used widely here. The use of locally grown coconut and banana add special flavour and taste to the traditional food of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Bakeries Port Blair

Even though you cannot find out numbers of bakeries in Port Blair, there are some credible shops  that function in and around the city with an aim of fulfilling the wants and desires of the customers by improving the quality of products and developing new innovative items. People get main bakery items like cakes, pastry, biscuits, breads and other bakery products from these bakeries. Most of these bakeries also do home delivery on request. Some of the important bakeries in Port Blair are enlisted here.

Jayalaxmi Bakery & Sweets

Address: Shop No. 2, Mohanpura Municipal Market, Near Bus Terminus,
Mohanpura Road, Port Blair HO, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 744101
Phone: 9933219782, 9933243665
Working time: Monday to Sunday from 07:30 am to 09: 30 pm

Switz Bakerz

Address: Aruland Complex, Near Daily Needs, Bathu Basti, Port Blair,
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 744103
Phone: 03192 250105
Mobile: 9434270086
Working time: Monday to Sunday from 08:00 am to 10:00 pm

Tillai Bakery
Address: Tillai Bakery, Aberdeen Bazaar, Port Blair HO, Port Blair,
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 744101
Phone: 03192 238419
Working time: Monday to Saturday from 09:30 am to 06:30 pm

Uma Bakery & Sweet House
Address: Uma Bakery & Sweet House, Prem Nagar Junction, Port Blair
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 744101
Phone: 03192 242586
Mobile: 9932417624
Working time: Monday to Saturday from 09:30 am to 06:30 pm

Anumod Bakery
Address: Delanipur, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, 744102
Phone: 099 32 082080

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    SK ASLAM from KOLKATA 1530 Days ago

    Iam coming port blair in my family first time,so,we have no Idea,please,If you are guide lines me,yours ,Sk.Aslam,kolkata.

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