Petaling Jaya is famed for its food streets and signature local dishes. The city abounds with eateries along streets, shopping malls and office blocks including restaurants that serve international cuisine. Local food is represented mostly by an eclectic mix of Malay, Chinese and Indian dishes that blend styles and ingredients across each other to become 'Malaysianised'.
As a city, food courts are popular large-scale dining venues that collect various hawker stalls serving different dishes under a single roof, often a partially-covered courtyard area. 'Kopitiams' are traditional Chinese coffee shops while 'Warungs' are Malay hawker stalls stationed on kerbs and 'Mamaks' are Indian Muslim restaurants usually open 24 hours.