Kırıkkale cuisine offers meat and vegetable specialties as well as pastries. The most popular Kırıkkale dishes are beans, soups, kadayıf and Keskin tava which is registered as geographical indication.
Kızılırmak is a very important natural component of life in Kırıkkale. Fish like northern pike, tench and carp are fished in the river. Visitors can taste these delicious fishes in the city centre or in Köprüköy.