Food is the great leveller in life and everyone who has waited at a restaurant or a roadside eatery will attest to it that everything tastes better when you’re travelling. This is more so when you’re in the Himalayas, somewhere like Ladakh where you’ll feel the hunger keenly because of the crisp invigorating mountain air. So, what to eat in Ladakh?
Well, for starters, there’s Tigmo, a fermented and steamed bread served with stew, the ubiquitous momos which are a must-try and the Thukpa. Clear soup, lots of vegetables and shreds of meat. What’s not to like? Of course, if you’re in Ladakh, you must try the Chhupri, which is cheese made from yak milk. Chhupri can be had plain, sweet or salted. The Chhupri momos you get here are something else altogether. There’s also the famed butter tea that you must have – pink and salty – this tea helps in not just keeping your body warm but also helps in preventing altitude sickness.
If you’re wondering where you can get to eat these dishes, or rather, where to eat in Ladakh, here’s a list to make it easy for you.
The design and architecture of this restaurant features the typical minimalist Ladakhi style. You’ll find lots of good views along with some delicious food such as veggie tempura and tandoori grills.
For a taste of good old chaat that you’re probably missing, head straight to Neha Snacks which offers the eternal favourites such as aloo chat and chole bhature.
These are some of the best places to eat in Ladakh. If you’re planning to visit Leh Ladakh, then do check out these restaurants and make sure you enjoy local delicacies which add to the overall experience.
Much like a German bakery, this place serves tasty North Indian food but their special is the Yak cheese pizza. Don’t miss this for an authentic and yet unique taste of Ladakh. Do try out their cookies, cakes and of course, the momos.
This is one of the best places to eat delicious food in Leh, especially for vegetarians. Do try their thukpas and momos when you visit them.
Simple but sumptuous fare at The Tibetan Kitchen draws people to it time and again. Don’t be taken in by its unassuming exterior. This is one of the best places to have authentic local cuisine in Leh. Don’t miss the Gyakok lunch here.
This quaint terrace café with its wonderful views of Leh offers Italian, Indian and other cuisines, including Kashmiri food. Don’t miss out on their dum aloo and koftas.