The town is a traveler’s delight when it comes to choosing their favorite cuisine along with an exotic view of the nature. The serene atmosphere with the choice of different restaurants and cafes in the city attracts many of the tourists to Rishikesh. Being one of the holiest cities of India, the place hosts people from different parts of the country as well from around the world. So there’s no cuisine that one won’t find in Rishikesh. It caters to coffee drinkers, vegetarians, healthy and clean eaters, and tasty food lovers. It is a place where a traveler goes to a restaurant and comes out satiated and with a new friend.
We suggest you some great places to dine in along with your friends, family or with your own self. Here, great cafes are found in abundance.
You can choose some healthy bites at Ayurpak or Bistro Nirvana, traditional Garhwali fare at the famous Chotiwala Restaurant, filter coffee with a well-made masala dosa at Madras Cafe or yak cheese specialties at Devraj Coffee Corner
Near Green Valley Cottage, High Bank Area, Bypass Road
If the trek to the high banks region in Rishikesh makes you hungry, Bistro Nirvana is where you should head to. With its rustic ambience that has furniture made of bamboo, mud and clay and outdoor seating in a grove of trees, it is one of the best cafe-cum-restaurants in Rishikesh. Its huge menu has some not-to-be-missed delicacies including organic pizzas, chicken tikka masala, garlic naan, pita-falafel platters, pancakes, waffles and a range of soups.
Fresh, organic,vegetarian and home cooked—if sumptuous food that meets these requirements is on your mind, Ayurpak is just the restaurant for you. Gorging over delicious, healthy food in its garden is quite a treat. A local family cooks all the meals, giving it quite an authentic touch. Expect a lot of regional lentils, breads, fruits and salads with a tinge of experiments such as moong dal pancakes served with apple sauce and rose milk, honey pancakes and more.
3. Devraj Coffee Corner
Near Laxman Jhula
This German bakery is one of Rishikesh’s most loved cafe and for a reason: perched on the bridge and looking across the river to Shri Trayambakshwar temple, it’s a favorite among people for unwinding and relaxing. It serves the best coffee in town and the top-picks in the menu range from brown bread with yak cheese to soups and sizzlers, and of course croissants, and apple strudel.
Near Ram Jhula, Taxi Stand, Muni Ri Reti
for its South Indian platters, Madras Cafe offers more than just a
perfect cup of filter coffee. Dig into some fluff dosas, a range of
upmas, uttapams and thorans. Other than these, whole wheat pancakes with
organic fruits shouldn’t be missed by anyone into healthy eating.
Creamy, chilled lassis at Madras Cafe are a huge hit as well; a laidback
place, perfect to eat at with friends on a typical windy evening of
5. Chotiwala Restaurant
One of the oldest Restaurants in Rishikesh, Chotiwala is a must visit for anyone craving for homelike food. While the restaurant is labelled as a multi-cuisine facility, its highlight is its typical North Indian and Garhwali dishes. Foodies in a mood to experiment must try the Garhwali fare including kaafli (spinach in rice paste), singodi (dessert made of coconut and condensed milk), aloo ke gutke (potato with roasted red chillies and jambu leaves), mandua (a locally-grown cereal) breads and Kumaoni raita. Other than these, you can dig into sumptuous set meals, choosing from Chinese, South/North Indian and Bengali flavours. The restaurant brims with people all day long, thus reservation is advised.