Toddy shops are not just about toddy. They are also known for the food they serve, mainly the spicy variety. The particular dishes vary from the region to region. The eastern part of the state favours dry food while in the central and southern districts seafood is preferred.
Sautéed beef, tapioca, prawns, duck roast, and fish curry are commonly served across the state. The fare offered has been made so popular by travel guides and international culinary programs that people visit the shops for the food alone.