Places to Eat
Non-vegetarian food is strictly banned in Rishikesh as it is considered to be a holy place. But the city still has a lot of multi-cuisine backpacker cafes that have delicious food and drinks (non-alcoholic). In fact, one of the attractions for backpackers is the delicious Ayurvedic food that is available at many restaurants. Here are a few of the popular places to try:
Ayurpak Restaurant and Café -
“Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well”
If you are looking for an authentic, healthy and peaceful place to eat in Rishikesh Ayurpak is the perfect restaurant. All food is cooked in traditional, healthy Ayurvedic style using only the freshest ingredients and traditional herbs grown in their own garden.
Sit in the garden or the indoor restaurant and feel a part of the family while dining on some of the most delicious, authentic and healthful food in Rishikesh.
Located at - Tapovan – Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh
Jun's Pizza Italiano - Yes, Rishikesh finally has an awesome "Home Delivery" fo the best Pizzas. Their Tagline says it all "Eat Great Morning Till Late"
Location : Shop#1 &2, Chitrakoot Akhand Ashram, Koyal Ghati,
Haridwar Road, Rishikesh
Phone # 0135- 2442255,2432288,
Mobile # +91-7830532277
Free Home Delivery from 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
( www.junspizzaitaliano.com )
Chotiwala - The most popular restaurant in Rishikesh that serves both north and south Indian food at a good price (situated near Ram Jhula).
Little Italy - A multi-cuisine restaurant situated near the Ram Jhula which is the favourite place for backpackers to have a filling breakfast with either a big bowl of musseli or an American breakfast.
The Office - This place has to be visited for an evening snack of ‘samosas’ which boasts of some sweet samosas filled with apple/banana/mango and/or chocolate. These definitely can beat the taste of any popular confectionaries (situated near Ram Jhula).
Madras Café - One of the oldest places to eat in Rishikesh that offers the best prices for the budget traveller with south Indian food (situated near the Ram Jhula Taxi Stand).
Lucky Restaurant - A multi-cuisine restaurant that is a good option to relax by the river banks and have a good lunch (situated near the Laxman Jhula).
Little Buddha Café - Another popular hang out zone for backpackers that offers good food and a mind blowing ambience with a wonderful view of the river (situated near the Laxman Jhula).