Vegetarian Thali at Omkarananda Ganga Sadan, Muni-ki-Reti, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Omkarananda Ganga Sadan as per personal experience serves one of the best thali in Rishikesh.
Omkarananda Ganga Sadan is an ashram near taxi stand, Muni-ki-reti very close to Ram Jhula also famous for Yoga classes conducted by Usha Devi but at the same time very less people know they are having dining hall at basement and provide one of the best vegetarian thali in Rishikesh. The food served is made without adding onion and garlic. Charges Rs. 100 per thali. You have to order for thali in advance few hours before lunch or dinner. The restaurant open at 8 am and close at 8 night. Sunday it is closed by early evening hours. The best about this dining hall is simplicity of the food and cleanliness all around. Breakfast is available. In short it is a restaurant serving almost like homemade food.
Madras Cafe, Muni-ki-Reti another restaurant is nearby Omkarananda Ganga Sadan. Once I had idli sambar and another day I had vegetarian thali but for sure I liked idli sambar the most. It was really very very tasty. Rs. 50 the cost if I remember correctly.
Mount Valley Mama Cottage need no introduction. It is famous for one of the best budget accommodation as well as one of the best vegetarian thali offered by Mama. Tourist from all parts of the world staying within Mama Cottage as well as near by guest houses can been seen sitting at open verandah at night having thali. Tapovan (Laxman Jhula), Shivananda Nagar-The address, Thali-Rs. 50.
Other than above two one day for a change I visited Honey Hut recently opened cafe famous for honey based eatables. I had Honey Cappuccino, Veg. Cheese Burger and Grill Cheese Paneer Sandwich. I paid Rs. 175/-. The atmosphere is cozy, clean and of course honey products good for health. The cafe is very close to National Highway 58 on the road towards Laxman Jhula or you can say not too far from Laxman Jhula. This cafe is also an option if you thinking of a change.
German Bakery and Restaurant nearby Laxman Jhula the best. Best because of the view along with food. I had Mixed Vegetable Chowmein and a cup of hot Nescafe coffee – delicious it was. One of the best restaurant where I feel complete relaxed while having food.
Close to German Bakery approx. 100 meters is Ramana’s Organic Cafe. The best cafe with complete silence and good view. I few times visited for two reasons. 1. Food is prepared by their own organically grown vegetables and 2. I can watch birds of Uttarakhand if I am at roof-top.
Another best restaurant is Ayurpak not too far from Ramana’s Organic Cafe. Recently during visit what I find the best was the ambiance and the quality of food served and prepared by owners. I had one Cheese Paratha and one Aaloo Cheese Paratha. It was almost like home or I can say home-made food. Rs. 80 the price of each paratha and then I had one Masala Chai (tea) which was fantastic. Rs. 30/- for the tea. I was happy I found another good restaurant. I am thinking of having ‘Khichdi’ during my next visit.
In short these seven restaurants are favorite in Rishikesh.
What is yours favorite restaurant in Rishikesh?