Food of Spiti Valley

Spiti's cuisine has an interesting mix of delicacies which one must indulge in. Though the Tibetan food dominates the platters here, one finds satisfying North-Indian food as well as a dash of Israeli food. The village sways with barley fields which is the biggest source of food. The grain is used to produce arrack (barley whisky), chang (barley beer); and roasted flour is made into laddoos or breakfast cereal called thungpa. The local food items that one should not miss include Momos, Thukpa, Butter tea, Chang (a locally made beer), Arkah (a locally made whiskey) and more. Other than these, flavoured and aromatic teas such as those with garnishes of lemon, mint, ginger, honey are quite popular.

Here are the top 10 restaurants in Spiti Valley:

Dragon Restaurant

INR 300-400 For two
Old Kaza, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India
Dragon Restaurant
This restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants in Kaza. The food here is good and comes at auite an inexpensive rate. Must visit for all tourists!

Sachin Kunga Restaurant

INR 250-300 For two
Old Kaza, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India
Sachin Kunga Restaurant
Located right in the heart of the local market, the food at this place is better than most of the other restaurants in the vicinity.

Cafe Kunzum Top

INR 150-200 For Two
7AM-9PM
Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India
Cafe Kunzum Top
Cozy and with nice interiors, this place has a really calm and pleasant ambience. It serves local Spiti and Tibetan food. Outdoor eating in the garden is also available. Run by the energetic and widely travelled Sonam, this cheerful Spitian cafe serves tasty momos, espresso coffee and compote made with local apples.

Hotel Dupchen

INR 250 For Two
9:30AM-6:30PM
Keylong, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India
Hotel Dupchen
A popular, local restaurant which is known for its Tibetan and Indian delicacies.

Sol Cafe

INR 200 For Two
9 AM - 5 PM
Main Bazar
Sol Cafe
The tea and coffee here have all the local flavors. They even add sea-buckthorn, which is again a local ingredient, to give you that feeling of Spiti food. The ambience here is good too with airy windows, which lets you feel the cool breeze, as you savor the food.

Hotel Mehfil

INR 350-400 For two
Rekong Peo, ITBP Road, NH22, Near Agyaat Vyaas(Bus Stand) - Himachal Pradesh
Hotel Mehfil
Uphill from the bazaar, Mehfil serves some of the best beer in North India, and a big range of veg and non-veg food.

Mahabudha Restaurant

INR 150-200 For Two
Spiti Valley, Lahaul- Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India
Mahabudha Restaurant
Near Yak Cafe,this is a traveler-oriented place serving a large range of dishes.

Yak Cafe

INR 150-200 For Two
Near Bazaar, Lahaul Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India
Yak Cafe
Just uphill from the bazaar, Yak is a friendly little restaurant serving the usual momos, pizza and Chinese, along with chicken Kiev and buffalo steak.

The Himalayan Cafe

INR 250 for two
8 A.M. - 10 P.M.
Main Market, Kaza, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India
The Himalayan Cafe
Open for guests from May to November, The Himalayan Cafe, in Kaza, is perfect is a place to hang out with like-minded travellers. It offers a travel lounge, live music, karaoke nights, multi-cuisine food, drinks, books and wi-fi. 

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