While in Almora, you can indulge in the delicious and authentic local cuisines of Uttarakhand. Do try these dishes, as these are some of the unique preparations that the Indian platter has and almost exclusive to the area. The must-try items here include the popular and traditional local sweets. Bal Mithai, famous milk sweet of Almora, Choklate - a condensed milk sweet with fudge-like consistency and Singauri - a kind of milk sweet wrapped in a green Malu leaf used for flavoring are some popular treats in Almora that one just cannot miss. The other local delicacies include Bhaang Ki Khatai, Mixed dal Salad, Kappa (a green curry), Sisunak Saag(a dish prepared with green leafy vegetables and many local ingredients), Aloo ke Gutke( a Kumauni potato dish), Aloo Daal Pakora, Rus ( a preparation of many dals) and much more. The 'Adrak' (ginger) tea is also a famous welcome drink here.
When in Almora, do visit Baba cake at Kasardevi on the Almora-Binsar road. It is a small café run by Baba and Uma (a German who has settled in India). They serve great food; do try their Apple crumble cake and Lemon nana.
Here are the top 5 restaurants in Almora:
1. Chawlas Veg and Non Veg
j n plaza, hardwar road, near prince chowk, g.m.s road, opp. engineers enclave
2. New Soni Restaurant
Mall Road, Almora
3. Bansal Cafe
Lal Bazaar, Almora
4. Glory Restaurant
LR Sah Road, Almora 263601
5. Silver Oak Restaurant
Club Mahindra Valley Resort, Manipur Villa, Binsar Village & P O Bhainsori, Almora Bageshwar Road, Almora