One of The Best Restaurants in around Rishikesh

Vegetarian Thali at Omkarananda Ganga Sadan, Muni-ki-Reti, Rishikesh (Uttarakhand, India)

Vegetarian Thali at Omkarananda Ganga Sadan, Muni-ki-Reti, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Omkarananda Ganga Sadan as per personal experience serves one of the best thalis in Rishikesh.

Omkarananda Ganga Sadan is an ashram near a 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 a dining hall in the basement and provide one of the best vegetarian thalis in Rishikesh. The food served is made without adding onion and garlic. Charges Rs. 100 per thali. You have to order for the thali in advance a few hours before lunch or dinner. The restaurant opens at 8 am and close at 8 night. Sunday it is closed by early evening hours. The best about this dining hall is the simplicity of the food and the 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 the 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 needs no introduction. It is famous for being one of the best budget accommodations as well as one of the best vegetarian thalis offered by Mama. Tourists from all parts of the world staying within Mama Cottage as well as nearby guest houses can be seen sitting on the open verandah at night having the thali. Tapovan (Laxman Jhula), Shivananda Nagar-The address, Thali-Rs. 50.

Other than the 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 and clean and of course, honey products are 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 think of a change.

German Bakery and Restaurant nearby Laxman Jhula is 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 restaurants where I feel completely relaxed while having food.

Close to German Bakery approx. 100 meters is Ramana’s Organic Cafe. The best cafe with complete silence and a good view. I few times visited for two reasons. 1. Food is prepared with their own organically grown vegetables and 2. I can watch birds of Uttarakhand if I am on the roof-top.

Another best restaurant is Ayurpak not too far from Ramana’s Organic Cafe. Recently during the visit what I find the best was the ambiance and the quality of food served and prepared by the owners. I had one Cheese Paratha and one Aaloo Cheese Paratha. It was almost like home or I can say homemade 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 favorites in Rishikesh.

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