When it comes to food, McleodGanj is a unique hill station. Bhutanese and Tibetan dishes aside, cafes serve authentic Italian and European cuisines. Japanese and Korean platters are also available for the adventurous. Memorable holidays are incomplete without good meals and McleodGanj has a wide platter to satisfy the fussiest foodie.
Woeser Bakery on Jogiwara Road gives breakfast an all new meaning. Their home-made cappuccino is to die for and is the perfect start to a day. For those with a sweet tooth, try the pancakes and carrot cake. In-house baker and owner, Sangmo will say good things about the Chocolate Chilli Bomb. You should trust him.
There isn’t a single person who hates momos and McleodGanj has a number of cafes and roadside kiosks selling these heavenly dumplings. Norling and Tibet Kitchen serve some of the best momos you’ll ever eat and the pungent sauce is the perfect accompaniment on a cold day in the hill station. Tibetan food is not too spicy and you should give it a try at Norling. If you’re open to new cuisines, then the Bhutanese dishes are flavoursome. The only problem with these two places is they’re always packed because no one can come here just once.
The Khana Nirvana Community Cafe is a vegan paradise. If you’re not a meat-eater, take the narrow steps up to this cafe and go crazy with the all-veg menu. Wash it down with apple cider and you’re good to go.
Serving a number of cuisines ranging from Nepali to Thai is the Clay Oven Restaurant. This is the perfect place to end your McleodGanj trip and you’ll be thinking about the meal through the bus journey down.
McleodGanj can satisfy all your food cravings and the best thing is all the restaurants and cafes are situated not too far from each other. This makes it easier to browse menus and let your appetite do the talking.