Kolar has borne witness to centuries of invasions and political drama. This land of temples, gold mines is rich in history. The tranquil pious atmosphere of Kolar is situated just 70 kms away from the hub-a-dub of cosmopolitan Bengaluru. Kolar is addressed as ‘the golden city’ in Karnataka, a name given to it due to several gold mines running underneath the city. The city doesn’t really call any cuisine of it’s own. Because of it’s geographical location is Southern India, some of the food culture gets infused into the daily eating habits of Kolar. Classic dishes of South India, idli, onion dosa, rasam, vada, Pongal, upma and plain dosa is staple on any Kolar plate. From day to night, South Indian food is consumed by the locals. Being a town replete with temples, many natives follow vegetarianism. However, there is no lack to non-veg dishes because of it’s Mughal history. Hyderabadi biryani remains a strong favorite of Kolar natives. Apart from that, one can easily find a vast array of kebabs, mutton and chicken dishes to pamper your taste buds. The popularity for street food has reached the lanes of Kolar in the form of pani-puri, sev puri, bhel puri, pav bhaji and even samosas.