Food of Rishikesh

Non vegetarian food and alocohol are strictly prohibited in Rishikesh. You would mostly find North Indian cuisine here. However, South Indian, Italian, Nepali, Thai and Chinese cuisine are also available at some of the places. The city fosters a parallel vibrant culture that revolves around authentic Continental cuisine and some cafes.

Another standout in Rishikesh is the Ayurvedic food. Many outlets offer a variety of food items and teas as well as a complete ambience with elements of Yoga and Ayurveda. Other than these, the street food of Rishikesh comprises lip-smacking treasure such as Jalebi, Imarti, Samosas, Popcorn as well as fresh and seasonal local fruits. Also, order a 'Thali' for enjoying the best of what the city offers, all in one place.

Cafes in Rishikesh
The best part about Rishikesh is that the cafes that it is home to reflect the very culture that it stands for. Overlooking the beautiful temples and the river Ganga, there are some cafes in Rishikesh which prove to be true to the culture of this place, with some sadhus also thronging these places and telling their stories. The food served in these cafes is mostly vegetarian. A number of them have become extremely popular like
  • The 'Devraj Coffee Corner', also known as 'The German Bakery' (known for it being situated near the Lakshmana Jhula, overlooking the beautiful river Ganga, and beautiful decor)
  • Oasis Cafe (situated near 'The German Bakery', this place offers a luxurious eating experience)
  • Ramana's Organic Cafe (the name and the view of Ganga, along with the warmth offered by this place, is a great crowd puller)
  • The 'Little Buddha Cafe' (a beautiful treehouse-style cafe, it happens to be one of the most popular cafes near the Lakshmana Jhula, because of its view and amazing flavors)
  • Cafe Karma (if the name does not interest you, probably the relaxing atmosphere will).
Here is a complete list of the Cafes in Rishikesh

Here are the top 18 restaurants in Rishikesh:

1. Tip Top Restaurant

Near Geeta Press, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh 
Chinese, Israeli, Italian, Mexican
9 AM to 10 PM

2. Little Buddha Cafe

Laxman Jhula, Tapovan, Rishikesh 
Continental, Cafe
8 AM to 11 PM

3. Prem's Namaste Cafe

Laxman Jhula Road Rishikesh 249201 India 
8 AM - Midnight
INR 250- 300 For Two

4. Green Italian Restaurant

Locality, Swarg Ashram 
Italian, Israeli, Thai
08:00 am to 10:00 pm
INR 150-200 For Two

5. Chotiwala

Swargashram, Swargashram, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh 
Indian, Desserts
INR 200-250 For Two

6. Ganga Beach Cafe

Laxman Jhula, Tapovan, Rishikesh 
7:30 AM to 11 PM

Another beachside memory, Ganga Beach Cafe is a funky, hippie eatery offering some comfort food at affordable rates. Much like the colourful interiors, they have an entire palette of Italian, Chinese, Continental and Israeli dishes coupled with local delicacies.

7. Cafe Delmar/Beatles Cafe

This sea-facing tribute of a cafe offers not only a 60s vibe but also an old school dining experience. They have a delicious 12-page menu of Italian, Continental, Chinese and Indian food coupled with some lipsmacking beverages and desserts.

8. Chatsang Cafe

Laxman Jhula, Tapovan, Rishikesh 
Cafe, Continental, Italian
7 AM to 9:30 PM

Chatsang Cafe is a fusion eatery providing a blended gastronomical experience of Continental, local and Italian cuisines. They also have an engaging beverages menu.

9. Devraj Coffee Corner

Laxman Jhula, Tapovan, Rishikesh 
Desserts, Cafe, Bakery
8 AM to 9 PM

A locally popular coffee hangout spot, Devraj Coffee Corner is also a german bakery. Along with an elaborate beverages, they also serve a variety of North Indian, Italian, Chinese and Mexican courses and desserts.

10. Revive Cafe

Set on the banks of the Ganga, this pretty little bohemian cafe exudes relaxation. Besides soothing music, the cafe also serves some comforting Israeli and Mexican cuisines. They also have an indulging list of beverage and desserts.

11. La-So-Va

An organic affair, La-So-Va is the place to go for some irresistible vegetarian and vegan options. Using only locally sourced gourmet ingredients, they also offer some of the most delicious Indian and global options.

12. Oliva

A hilltop Italian cafe, Oliva serves an array of food made out of handmade ingredients. Besides traditional Italian wood-fired brick oven pizzas, pasta and breakfast combos, they also have a host of vegan options coupled with a variety of beverages.

13. Swiss Garden

A backpacker friendly eatery, Swiss Garden is a great place to drop by for some lipsmacking vegetarian North Indian food. They also have select European exclusivities as well.

14. Pyramid Cafe

The Pyramid Cafe is a relaxing green remedy serving a host of Indian, Middle Eastern and health-conscious diet. This traveller-focused cafe also offers an array of homemade vegetarian products.

15. Madras Cafe

Near Ramjhula Parking, Muni Ki Reti, Narendra Nagar, Tapovan, Rishikesh 
Continental, North Indian
8 AM to 9:30 PM

Having been in the food scene for about 60 years now, Madras Cafe is the typical old school casual dining experience. Besides tasty veg and non-veg food, they also serve great lassi and filter coffee.

16. Lucky Restaurant

Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh 
INR 150 For Two

17. Bistro Nirvana

Swami Omkarananda Saraswati Rd, Near Green Valley Cottage, Tapovan, Rishikesh 
Cafe, North Indian, Italian, Continental, Israeli, Chinese, Mexican
8:30 AM to 10:30 PM

This fusion bistro serves two handfuls of Mexican, Indian, Continental and Israeli flavours. They also add a dash of the local touch with some delicious lassi and other beverages.

18. Oasis

Badrinath Road, Rishikesh 
Italian, Indian
INR 200-250 For Two

Rishikesh Photos

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Trayambakeshwar Temple Popularly Known as Terah Manzil Temple
Lakshman Jula - Suspension Bridge Accorss Ganga River
Rishikesh City Located on the Foot Hills of Himalayas

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