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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.

Photos of Famous Food in Spiti Valley

Local dishes of Spiti Valley
Local dishes of Spiti Valley


Restaurants in Spiti Valley

Dragon Restaurant

Indian, Tibetan

INR 300-400 For two for two

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!

Old Kaza, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India

Sachin Kunga Restaurant

Indian

INR 250-300 For two for two

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.

Old Kaza, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India

Cafe Kunzum Top

Cafe, Tibetan

7AM-9PM

INR 150-200 For Two for two

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.

Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India

Hotel Dupchen

Indian, Tibetan

9:30AM-6:30PM

INR 250 For Two for two

A popular, local restaurant which is known for its Tibetan and Indian delicacies.

Keylong, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India

Sol Cafe

Cafe

9 AM - 5 PM

INR 200 For Two for two

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.

Main Bazar

Hotel Mehfil

Bar, Lounge

INR 350-400 For two for two

Uphill from the bazaar, Mehfil serves some of the best beer in North India, and a big range of veg and non-veg food.

Rekong Peo, ITBP Road, NH22, Near Agyaat Vyaas(Bus Stand) - Himachal Pradesh

Mahabudha Restaurant

Multi-cuisine

INR 150-200 For Two for two

Near Yak Cafe,this is a traveler-oriented place serving a large range of dishes.

Spiti Valley, Lahaul- Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India

Yak Cafe

Tibetan, Continental, Chinese

INR 150-200 For Two for two

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.

Near Bazaar, Lahaul Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India

The Himalayan Cafe

Multi-cuisine

8 A.M. - 10 P.M.

INR 250 for two for two

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. 

Main Market, Kaza, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India

Places to Visit In Spiti Valley