Manali is an ever flourishing tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh and the first thing a traveller looks for are good
places to treat their taste buds. So here is a list of top 6 places to eat in Manali in order for you to gain some holiday fat.
Casa Bella Vista
If any place perfectly describes having a meal amidst the lap of nature, it has to be Casa Bella Vista. Run by a Spaniard,
it is undoubtedly one of the best places to eat in Manali. Surrounded by the tall pine trees, this restaurant is on the bank
of the Manalsu River and serves as a destination for sightseeing in Manali in itself. Purely vegetarian, it is famous for its
pizzas and will leave you craving for more, even if your belly gives up. This place might even convince you to turn into a
vegan. All the tables are carved out of a single tree trunk and are arranged around the wood-fired oven strategically
placed at the centre. It even facilitates accommodation in its cottages, wrapping a complete Manali tour package in itself.
Located at the Mall Road and right in front of the bus station, this restaurant is next to impossible to miss. Serving the
best of Tibetan cuisine, its interior is breathtaking which includes a snow lion flag draped on the wall, Laughing Buddha
on a shelf, a Tibetan wheel of life and a photo of the holy Dalai Lama. Its popularity can be gauged by the fact that
finding an empty table here is goldust. It also serves trout’s from the river, having a twist of Manali food as well. A
reasonably priced restaurant, it also serves chilled beer which might even taste better in the chilly evenings of Manali.
And for the others, there are locally produced fruit wines
Literally meaning “The Beach” in French, La Plage comes across as a strong contender for the best restaurant in Manali.
It has some amazing seating tables, especially one on the patio which offers a grand view of the valley. Getting to the
restaurant, one will have to climb and burn a few calories, but on reaching La Plage, you will not regret breaking sweat.
And if you make advance booking, the staff will pick you up in a tuk tuk. Situated in an apple orchard, it is a perfect
marriage of mesmerising view and finger licking food. The restaurant has a very European ambience and will make you
stay there for more than one meal.
Situated at a walking distance from the Mall Road, Johnson’s cafe is renowned for its expertise of Himalayan river
trout. The wood oven baked trout along with roasted almond sauce is the best bet here and is a must have. The outdoor
seating on the terrace garden is the place to be. To add to the mesmerising beauty of the restaurant, there is Johnson’s
Lodge right next to the restaurant and it is places like these which promotes Manali tourism. This place has energy of its
own and the feeling of being the happiest person in the world is bound to strike at Johnson’s Cafe.
Popularly recognised as the first music cafe of Manali, Cafe 1947 is located on the banks of the Manaslu river and is
surrounded by pine trees. It will make you forget all your tension and stresses and will not let you leave its serene
environment. It can also be counted as a spot for sightseeing in Manali owing to its location and picturesque view.It is
one of the restaurant which will cast a spell on you and you will visit it every day. Pizzas and trout fish are the dishes
which must be on your table. In all, this is surely one of the best restaurants in Manali and a must visit in your itinerary.
What better way to end the list of best restaurants than one which has honey on it. Honey hut is located on the edge of
Mall Road and is the finest way to sum up your stroll on the Mall Road. Its USP is that it has honey as the sweetener and
yet tastes the same, in fact better. A healthy way to eat your Dessert, Honey Hut believes in promoting eco-friendly
project and is dedicated to all nature lovers. The sweetness of the honey can also be seen in the way the staff treats