Best places to try the cuisine of Rishikesh
Whenever we think about Rishikesh, it gives us a thought of holy andnotable pilgrimage location. Rishikesh is a famous tourist destination not only in India but all across the world. Apart from being a holy place, Rishikesh also has many adventure sports for its visitors. Rishikesh- being a tourist spot, the place has many restaurants and cafes to enjoy a hearty meal. The city is entirely vegetarian and has mostly Northern Indian cuisines but other cuisines are also available in many places.
Chotiwala is one of the oldest restaurants in Rishikesh located at a nearby distance in Ram Jhula. It is said that a trip to the city is incomplete without a meal in Chotiwala. The restaurant is very famous for their Indian multicuisines and offers a pleasing and delightful meal at a very sensible price. Another place where you must pay a visit for authentic food is Little Buddha cafe located in Laxman Jhula. Their pizzas are quite famous which are reasonably big at a reasonable price.
Ramana’s Organic Cafe’s menu includes cuisines that are vegan-friendly, Lacto, International, Ovo, Organic, Western, Salad bar. Good food , good food and good place is a perfect combination for a complete trip. Thus you might wander for some standard and good restaurant to dine in Rishikesh. Following are some of the best restaurants in Rishikesh.
Bistro Nirvana is a care cum restaurant providing a peaceful ambience. Their menus include some irresistible delicacies like organic pizzas, garlic nun, chicken tikka masala, pancakes, pitta falafel platters, waffles and different soups. Flavors restaurant located in Ramjhula, Rishikesh provides healthy and tasty food that is reasonably priced. Some other restaurants and Cafe's are P.S. I Love You Restaurant, Tip Top Restaurant, Pure Soul – Café & Organic Kitchen, The Sitting Elephant, 60’s Cafe (Beatles Cafe), Oasis Restaurant, Tulsi Restaurant etc.
Rishikesh, apart from being culturally rich, is also a culinary delight. The town has now become a melting pot for street foods from around India. The famous and mouthwatering street foods of Rishikesh are samosa, sweets, aloo puri , chhole bhature, masala chai,lassi, pani puri etc.
Samosa is the staple breakfast for many people in Rishikesh. Some food joints tend to experiment with the fillings so you can try mango-, apple- or even chocolate-filled samosas. The Rajasthani restaurant near Triveni Ghat is the best place to try all kinds of samosa. Rishikesh is known for the variety of sweets that are made here. Besan ki Barfi, Nariyal Barfi and Besan Ladoo are a must-haves while in Rishikesh at Geeta Bhawan Swargashram. Aloo Poori is a traditional breakfast that is served across the country and Rishikesh is no different. You must taste the best aloo puri of Rishikesh at 60’s The Eat Story. There are several outlets in Rishikesh that serve Chole Bhature but the best chole bhature is served at Chotiwala. The lane next to Ram Jhula is filled with pani puri vendors. The special tamarind chutney in Rishikesh is what most pani puri lovers look forward to.
In Rishikesh, you can find the best Lassi at the Pappu Lassi stall that serves them in an earthen pot, adding to the authentic experience and taste. The shop also serves mango and extra malai lassi that are local favourites. Masala chai is a classic Indian spiced tea served sweet and piping hot around Rishikesh and the best Cafe to have it is at The Prem Namaste Cafe, near the Laxman Jhula.
Due to the large number of people visiting the town every year, the cuisine of Rishikesh has adapted itself to cater to everyone’s need.