Rishikesh has been a magnet for spiritual seekers. But there is much more to the place than contorted limbs. The influx of different cultures from around the world has made Rishikesh also made the city rich in flavors. There are many excellent restaurants in Rishikesh.
Some offering theme of Beatles other has roof top view of Ganges. You can take your taste buds from authentic desi flavors of aloo-puri to western counterparts like pancakes. The one thing that is constant is “Atithi Devo Bhava” meaning “A guest must be treated like God”.
Best Restaurants in Rishikesh-
1. Chotiwala, Rishikesh
Location: Swarg Ashram, across Shivanad Jhulla.
It was first established in 1958. The story began with catchy name chioty wala means “man with a pigtail”. Soon it became the symbol of the Brand. They serve the best vegetarian food in Rishikesh. The special thalli of Aloo Puri is enough to make you drool.
2. Rishikesh Devraj Coffee Cafe
Location-Opposite Laxman Jhulla.
This German bakery serve multi-cuisine. They serve excellent vegetarian cuisines at a healthy fare. Try their signature dishes brown bread with yak cheese , aubergine lassange to soups and brown bread. And of course The thumb rule is everthing gets better with coffee. Please dont miss out. They also have a quaint little bookstore next door.
3. Ramana’s Organic Kitchen
Location- Close to Devine Ganga Cottage, Tapovan.
As the name suggest the restaurant borrows its ingredients from a lovely organic garden. The food here is cooked with a warm heart and it surely reaches the soul. The cafe also takes volunteers from America and India of children at risk, they are provided shelter here. Popular dishes include pasta and momos, delicious salads are a must try at Ramana’s.
4. Holy Water Rishikesh
Location -Hotel Ganga Kinare, 237 Vibadra Road.
It has a lovely outdoor setting and beautiful interiors. The service is also very prompt and the staff is helpful and courteous. One can see the River Ganga flowing in the backdrop of lush green mountains .The khasta roti and kofta shaam savera were amazing.
5. Royal Cafe, Rishikesh
Laxman Jhoola, near Laxman moorti. It is a rooftop restaurant. The best and the most serene moment is when you are seated outside, the Sun is settling down, the Ganges is reflecting the soft light, witnessing the evening Aartis and the chorus makes it to divine. They have the best lemonanas in the Rishikesh. Their mezze platter is also fantastic and their quesadilla is quite good as well. And yeah don’t forget to taste the pankcakes.
6. Pyramid Cafe Rishikesh
Location -Laxman Jhula, opposite the post office.
It’s in the top of the hill. The view is just spellbinding. This is very popular restaurants in Rishikesh both among the natives and the tourist. They serve excellent home made Jam, tofu and humus. Don’t forget to take a sip of freshly brewed Kerela coffee and organic coco beans. They also have live music and DJ in the evenings.
7. 60’s (Cafe Delmar/Beatles Cafe)
Location -Anand Dham Tapovan Laxman Jhula
This little cafe tucked away on a side street. Beatles is scribbled all over the place. The food is amazing, the music is great and the view is breath taking.The food is wonderful with a large variety and the staff is very accommodating! The view of the river is spectacular and the interior is clean.