Rishikesh Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Rishikesh

April 9, 2018 Augustus Redeker

The holy city of Rishikesh, in the base of the Himalayas, holds deep cultural and spiritual significance for local Hindus. Sacred rivers and mountains set the scene for yoga and reflective hikes, and rafting here is an absolute must. The Beatles got in touch with their Eastern spiritual side here, writing several songs during a 1968 stint at a local ashram.
Things to do in Rishikesh

1. Ramana’s Organic Cafe

Laxman Jhula Road | Tapovan, Rishikesh 249201, India (Formerly Ramana's Garden Restaurant) Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Italian, Indian, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch +91 90128 55283
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 329 reviews

Ramana’s Organic Cafe

Our cafe, opened in 2006, provides customers with a relaxing atmosphere. On warm sunny days you can lounge on the upstairs patio, situated above the Ganges River overlooking both the holy river and a bubbling creek surrounded by flowers and trees. On chilly winter days the fireplace is ablaze providing a warm abode to relax and read a book with a cup of warm Masala Chai. Enjoy a variety of our own organically grown salads and vegetables, homemade soups, and fresh baked goods. All our vegetables and most of our fruit are grown in our surrounding Gardens and prepared on site by our talented young chefs, many who have been trained hands-on by international chefs. ~DINE FOR A CAUSE~ Not only is the food the most fresh in Rishikesh, but the café plays a large role in supporting Ramana’s Garden Children’s Home with 100% of the profits, while allowing them to work for tips to fund their college education and gain necessary skills for future employment and life.

Reviewed By mudra32

Nive and healthy plus tasty food you will get here. Organic and pure also . i love the arrangement for sitting .nice

2. Holywater - Dining by the Ganges

237 Virbhadra Road | Hotel Ganga Kinare, Near Barrage,, Rishikesh 249201, India Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, American, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$16 - HK$78 +91 81719 89878
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 91 reviews

Holywater - Dining by the Ganges

A riverside dining lounge: The culinary experience at Holywater promises to excite more than just the sense of taste. Donning the look of a snug & sunlit riverside cafe by day, Holywater metamorphoses into a candlelit gourmet dining lounge in the evening. The riveting Panorama of river, verdure and mountain threatens to burst through the wall of windows and spill into the lounge. Whether it’s a steaming mug of coffee with your favourite book, or a delicious full-course meal with family and friends, Holywater offers distinctive dining experiences. Holywater is a multi-cuisine restaurant, serving authentic delicacies from diverse cultures including Mughlai, Continental, Chinese, South Indian, and of course regional. In our unique menu, you will find delectable dishes including 24*7 bites. Our Clay Oven Treasures and Great Indian Vegetarian Food preparations are renowned and promise satisfied lip-smacks.

Reviewed By HONEYISH - Mumbai, India

It is an amazing Dining Experience weather it is Breakfast--Lunch--Evening Tean and Snacks or Dinner..
this Restaurent offer Multi cuisine But Indian Food they served awesome..With the quality of Paneer--Indian Cottage Cheese are Simply Amazing..Even though U are not staying in the Hotel but must visit here for anything and they offer some seats which overlooking Ganga G..so try it..

3. Honey Hut

Near Laxman Jhula | Just After 2nd Car Parking, Rishikesh, India Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$24 - HK$31 +91 135 244 2095
Excellent
47%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 182 reviews

Honey Hut

Honey Hut - The nature's cafe', is a unique concept cafe chain conceptualized by a group of professionals and environmentalists, devoted to protect and enrich our natural wealth. Our products are Eco - friendly, natural and confirm to world's best quality standard. One can find a variety of honey based products ranging from food, body care to therapeutics, all under one roof. With extremely stylish interiors, the store presents maximum comfort for all-young or old, family or friends. And to sum it all, Honey Hut is exactly what we need in today's health conscious society - a place where food is what it's supposed to be - Delicious and Healthy.

Reviewed By trvl4luv - trvl4luv

Get a coffee with a hint of Honey They serve some amazing Coffee and Brownies Walkable distance from Lakshman Jhula They sell some Honey based items and other souvenirs Must Visit

4. 60's (Cafe Delmar/Beatles Cafe)

Paidal Marg | Tapovan , Hanuman Mandir, Rishikesh 249201, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +91 89795 82527
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 712 reviews

60's (Cafe Delmar/Beatles Cafe)

Reviewed By Indiana_Jonesse - San Francisco, California

We stopped here briefly for some hydration. It was packed. I have dined here in the past and yes it was also packed. They are quick to serve and the menu is an entertainment in itself. It is thick, full of stories to tell and amuse.
The view of the Ganga is magnificent. We had power drink. Very nice.

5. Ganga View Restaurant

Laxman Jhulla , Near Neelkant Taxi Stand, Rishikesh 249201, India Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +91 99970 28057
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 173 reviews

Ganga View Restaurant

Ganga view restaurant is located on the bank of river Ganges, Across the laxman jhulla bridge near jeep stand ....

Reviewed By Martin D - Laupahoehoe, Hawaii

Reasonable prices, good food, great views. Close to Laksman Julla bridge. Coming across the bridge, go left 200 feet. Was just there again , December 2017. Good great, prices reasonable. The have renovated since I was last there, so it looks nicer. Beautiful views of the Ganges.

6. The Pyramid Cafe & Guest-House

Kirmola/Laxmanjhula | 200m Opp. Post Office, Rishikesh 249201, India Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi, Waitstaff Italian, European, Asian, Diner, Tibetan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$16 - HK$39 +91 80578 25597
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 152 reviews

The Pyramid Cafe & Guest-House

Jazz, Blues, Chillout Cafe. Restaurant in pyramids or outdoor dining, and Guest House. Staying in clean rooms or Pyramid-bungalows, all with attached bathrooms. Free hot shower, Wi-Fi, drinking water and toilet paper. Situated in a green and quite place under the trees, overlooking the Ganges and view over the surrounding hills. Widest music collection in town, among which Chillout is the favorite. We also have 2 Yoga Halls and teachers available.

Reviewed By 147bevm

5 stars seems too low for this place. I could say this may be the most amazing breakfast I've ever eaten. How did they get such flavor? The mint lemonade was truly amazing. Service is friendly. They had filtered water and will refill your water...MoreThanks for your review. We appreciate your opinion, it keeps us motivated to make it even better.

7. Pundir General Store and Tattv Restaurant

Pundikr's Organic Store. Tapovan, Near Tuk Tuk Stand. Laxman Jhula Road., Rishikesh 249192, India Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi Italian, Chinese, Indian, Asian, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +91 99277 73921
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 198 reviews

Pundir General Store and Tattv Restaurant

Reviewed By sleepyeyez - Canada

Great food, and store all in one location..Yoga specialty shop you could say. This place has a great rooftop Tattv Restaurant and a fully equipped Yoga orientated General store right below. Lots to be had here, must go see and taste..Namaste to the staff.

8. Bistro Nirvana

Bypass Rd | Green Valley Cottage, landmark, Rishikesh 249201, India Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations Mexican, Italian, Indian, Pizza, Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$16 - HK$39 +91 97580 68993
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 483 reviews

Bistro Nirvana

Reviewed By Both Paths J - Pune, India

This is one of the very few cafes in Rishikesh that serves chicken. Mostly all other cafes serve veg food and eggs. We went here for dinner and ordered Thukpa and banoffee pie. Both dishes were fine. This place is a little difficult to fine and a short dark climb from the main road.

9. The Sitting Elephant

355 Haridwar Road | EllBee Ganga View, Rishikesh 249201, India Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Chinese, Indian, International, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +91 88826 61577
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 397 reviews

The Sitting Elephant

'The Sitting Elephant' is a one of a kind theme based restaurant,which overlooks the 5km stretch of River Ganga. Surrounded by hills on three sides with the holy Ganga flowing through it, the multi-cuisine rooftop restaurant offers a distinctive dining experience for the guests

Reviewed By sbk54 - Union Territory of Pondicherry, India

our (wife & myself) 4-days stay at EllBee Ganga view was wonderful & memorable one. comfortable & pleasant stay. staff were more courteous and prompt response to any of our requirement/request. Food was Delicious and palatable. "sitting-elephant - restaurant" on the 5th floor especially, the roof-garden, gave us a wonderful opportunity to see and enjoy the panoramic view of "Holy-Ganga". Besides, we could enjoy both 'Sun-rise & Sun-setting' from the roof garden (5th floor) of EllBee Ganga.

10. A Tavola Con Te

Inter College Road, Tapovan Sarai | Behind Kriya Yoga Ashram, Rishikesh 249192, India Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +91 81268 59654
Excellent
79%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 102 reviews

A Tavola Con Te

The Original Italian Experience Woodfired Oven Pizza, Homemade Pasta, Tiramisu, Insalata Mista. PIZZA AVAILABLE ONLY AT DINNER TIME FROM 17.30 TO 21.30

Reviewed By Himmat K - Amritsar, India

By far the best food in town. Best pizza in India on par with many Italian Pizza in Rome. Friendly and attentive Waitstaff. Good quality and delicious in ingredients. Cozy and well kept Seating area and outdoor space when it’s warm and sunny. Highly recommended!

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