Hill stations have forever been the favorite haunt of many. Be it a summer vacation or a quick long weekend, people generally prefer to head to the nearest hill stations. Hill stations are known not just for their scenic locales but also some mouth-watering local food and amazing restaurants. We give you an exhaustive list of the 6 best restaurants in McLeodganj, Dharamshala.
1) Seed Cafe
This is a great cafe with scenic views. They have a traditional floor seating arrangement and this is a great haunt for a family outing. There are cushions arranged on the floor and the place comes alive in the evenings with live music and open mic sessions. They serve some amazing North Indian delicacies. It is also one of the most romantic getaways in the city.
2) Tibet Kitchen
McLeodganj is home to many Tibetans and it won’t be very surprising to find Tibetan restaurants in the place. Tibet Kitchen is the best of them all. Their menu is extensive and they offer an eclectic range of Tibetan food. Their momos (both veg and non-veg) are the best of the lot. This is one of the busiest places and the fastest in terms of service too.
3) The Clay Oven Restaurant
This place is located in the main chowk, the heart of McLeodganj. Though the offer a wide array of cuisines, the best one has to be the Nepali thali. It is said to be the most authentic in the entire region. Their Thai food is also a must try.
4) Jimmy’s Italian Kitchen
This is a budget dining place with a Café-like décor and a youthful menu. The ambience is very lively with with rustic furniture and posters of Hollywood films. This is touted as one of the best places in Dharamshala for grilled dishes and Italian delicacies like Pizzas and Pastas. They also have a variety of Salads, Shakes, and Bakery products and Desserts.
5) Namgyal Cafe
Scenic settings, beautiful views, and an ideal getaway for couples, Namgyal Cafe is best known for its Vegetarian Pizza, Walnut Cheese Pizza, Aubergine Pizza, and Spinach Pizza. Huge in size and loaded with herbs and veggies, their wood-fired thin crust pizzas are a sure hit with customers. They also serve sandwiches, waffles, pancakes, pastas, and bakery products.
6) Joyful Cafe
True to its name, this place is a sheer joy for customers. It is away from the main city and is located behind the famous Norbulingka Institute in Dharamshala. It serves some of the best wood-fired oven pizzas. One must-try is the Tibetan Pizza with toppings of Mutton and nuts. Their desserts and coffee are also worth a try!