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    Dharamshala is a place of cultural diversity where generations of people from different parts have settled and now call it home. Dharamshala is also home to Dalai Lama, Tibetan refugees, the Gaddi folk, Nepali and Kashmiri businesspeople and migrant workers. Let’s not forget the flocking tourists that have also influenced the culture of Dharamshala in a way. The diverse culture is clearly visible in the street food or food offered at several cafes and restaurants in Dharamshala. Today, we take a peek into the cuisines offered in Dharamshala by exploring several restaurants.

    8 Best Restaurants In Dharamshala

    Here are some amazing restaurants in Dharamshala that are worth visiting. They take care of the growing tourists by happily serving meals that have always been loved. So, are you ready to know more about a few heavenly restaurants? Scroll below!

    1. The Taste of India

    the perfect mix of flavors

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    With a traditional look and modern touch, this 2-storey restaurant brings about desi food with the perfect mix of flavors. The upper deck is mostly popular for tourists with wooden tables and open walls. The area is also well decorated with plants and greenery, signifying the environment around. Hop on to the place located near some of the best hotels in Dharamshala for a quick breakfast, lunch or dinner.

    Location: Dharamkot Rd, Bhagsu Nag, McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh 176219
    Must Try: Vegetable Biryani and Aloo Gobi; Chicken Tandoori
    Cost For Two: INR 500
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    2. Nick’s Italian Kitchen

    authentic Italian flavors

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    The well-run Nick’s Italian Kitchen is one of the best restaurants in Dharamshala and just impresses you with every detail. The huge open terrace looks out to the sky and the Himalayas, and together they make for a peaceful ambiance. And the food, the tasty, authentic Italian flavors take your experience to a whole new level. Get some classic Italian specialities like the cannelloni, spaghetti, risotto and gnocchi. Located near some of the top notch homestays in Dharamshala, a visit here is definitely desirable.

    Location: Bhagsunag Rd, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176219
    Must Try: Lasagne and Pizza
    Cost For Two: INR 500
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    3. Tibet Kitchen

    Tibetan food

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    Are you enjoying snowfall in Dharamshala? Warm yourself up at the Tibet Kitchen with some delicious meals that treat your taste buds. With the nearby McLeodganj area being home to more than 10,000 Tibetans, it is no surprise that you will find lots of Tibetan restaurants. The Tibet Kitchen makes it to the list as it is popular for its wide variety of all the dishes typical to Tibet. The service is quick and the comfortable red-padded seating keeps you comfortable throughout your seating. You also find Thai and Chinese varieties in addition to the Tibetan food.

    Location: Jogiwara Road, House #1 Main Square, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176219
    Must Try: Steamed vegetable dumplings; Thukpa
    Cost For Two: INR 600
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    4. Friendly Planet

    famous Israeli food

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    The restaurant is very popular among the young. A chilled out hangout place for students, locals as well as tourists who come here often to spend leisure time. With a large sitting area on a rooftop, eat all sorts of food including burgers, wraps and even the famous Israeli food. You also get drinks and enjoy cards with your friends. Doesn’t it make it one of the top restaurants in Dharamshala? You wonder what else you can get and the answer to that question is “Affordable Food.”

    Location: Dharamkot Rd, Dharamkot, p.o, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176219
    Must Try: Lamb Burger
    Cost For Two: INR 200
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    5. Mcllo Restaurant

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    A well-maintained restaurant in Dharamshala, visit here if you want to enjoy ‘great food with live music.’ It is one of the most popular night restaurants in Dharamshala with late closing time. The serving includes generous portions of food from basically all parts of the world. Just name it and the chef will bring your favorite meals from Chinese, Italian, French or Tibetan world. The top floor is a great place to enjoy a beer and listen to European music.

    Location: Jogiwara Rd, McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh 176219
    Must Try: Grilled trout, Spaghetti
    Cost For Two: INR 1,000
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    6. Morgan’s Place

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    Morgan’s Place is one of the top notch restaurants in Dharamshala offering a wide variety of pizzas. The place has a terrace which gives some glorious mountain views. Before the breath of fresh air, the fragrance of those clay ovens where pizzas are cooked will grapple you. While the outdoor seating is certainly good, there is an indoor cushioned seating too!

    Location: Dharamkot, Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh 176219
    Must Try: BBQ Chicken Pizza
    Cost For Two: INR 500
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    7. Crepe Pancake Hut

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    Located near some of the most bustling places, Crepe is ideal if you want to enjoy a great dessert on a honeymoon in Dharamshala. With one of the most chilled atmospheres, get a relaxed feel with low tables, cushions on floor and second hand books. Enjoy some chocolate and vanilla options, mint tea and scrambled eggs.

    Location: Jogiwara Rd, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176219
    Must Try: Sticky ginger cake; Chocolate pancake
    Cost For Two: INR 400
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    8. Bodhi Greens

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    In one of the first vegan restaurants in Dharamshala, Bodhi Greens blends flavors that delight you. With its inspiring range of stews, soups and smoothies, you will feel overly satisfied. Served in the traditional ‘Buddha-bowls’, the low indoor tables and bamboo lamps will surely grapple you. A great place to enjoy some healthy food!

    Location: Main Street, Dharamkot, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176219
    Must Try: Salads, Mexican Wraps
    Cost For Two: INR 500
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    We hope that we’ve been able to help you assess some of the eating options which might just help you plan your trip to Dharamshala better. While these are some few restaurants in Dharamshala, you can also explore the several exotic modern cafes. Overall, you will not find a shortage of good food with food from the street doing additional wonders to your taste. We wish you luck for a great Himachal trip!

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Restaurants In Dharamshala

    Q. What are the most famous cuisines offered in Dharamshala?

    A. Being home to multiple cultures, there is no particular cuisine in Dharamshala. The hill station offers Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, French as well as Indian cuisine.

    Q. What is the local street food of Dharamshala?

    A. A variety of delectable foods can be found on the streets of Dharamshala. They are: Thukpa, Fried Momos, Shakshuka, Thenthuck, Tibetan Noodles, Bok Choy Soup, Kimbap and so much more.

    Q. What are the best places to visit in Dharamshala?

    A. There are plenty of places to visit in Dharamshala including Namgyal Monastery, Tibet Museum, St. John in the Wilderness, Bhagsunag Falls, Triund, Bhagsunag Waterfall and more.

    Q. Is Dharamshala close to McLeodganj?

    A. McLeodganj is the suburb of Dharamshala. In short, McLeodganj is part of Dharamshala. The distance between the two is roughly 10 km.

    Q. What is the best time to visit Dharamshala?

    A. The best time to visit Dharamshala is between February and June i.e. the spring and summer time. However, if you like winters, you can expect snowfall and very low temperatures in Dharamshala.

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