The beauty of Leh can just not be described in words and if you really want to experience a unique high then you’ll have to pack your bags to this ultimate destination. It offers ecstasy in every form you can ever imagine. All said and done, this place has always been associated with natural beauty and adventures leaving less space for foodies. However, it’d be a real pleasure for every food lover to know that this is a true gastronomic delight. The place is as amazing a heaven for those who swore by food as for any other artist, nature lover and adventurer. It is loaded with the best of German bakeries, pizza shacks, continental, Tibetan, Thai, Chinese, Indian, Mughlai and everything you can probably think of having on this part of the earth. Here’s a list of the best places to try different kinds of cuisine to try out at this wonderland.
The best place to try Pizza. Period. With its awesomely done up indoor and outdoor ambience, La Pizzeria offers thin crust pizzas that will keep you asking for more and more and more.
This is one age-old place to catch up with some great breakfast and like-minded people. Yak Cheese Pizza is the one to look out for in the pizza category. Apart from that, Italian stuff and bakery items are as wonderfully prepared here.
La Terrasse, Leh
Located in the main market, La Terrasse is a wonderful outlet to give your taste buds a kick. Apart from the pizzas that are obviously more than delicious, try out their sizzlers. You are sure to be left enchanted.
Bon Apetit, Leh
One of the classiest of places in Leh, it serves great pizzas of different kinds. You get an outstanding view from the outlet and a wonderful ambience to enjoy inside. After you’re done gulping up the pizzas, do taste their Jungle tea, a great drink you can enjoy in this part of the region.
With its neatly done up interiors, Otsal is a place that is known for its unique approach and style. It has two types of seating; one is the regular chair-table while the other is a traditional Ladakhi style comprising low tables and mattress. Not only this, people can sit and read books available here proving it to be a paradise for all the bibliophiles.
The reason behind putting this outlet so high above in the list is majorly because it serves a different variety of pizzas. Here, you’ll find pizzas cooked over a traditional wood-fired oven.
Il Forno is a great place to enjoy a thin crust or wood oven pizza and beer with a group of friends. Being a rooftop restaurant, it helps you enjoys some of the best views of the region.
The Tibetan Kitchen
As the name suggests, this place offers Tibetan cuisine straight from the roots. The thukpas or the momos are best tried at this place. Make reservations beforehand if you plan to have dinner here so as to avoid waiting in the long queue.
Summer Harvest Restaurant
Located in the centre of Leh at Fort Road, Summer Harvest serves equally good Tibetan food as well as traditional Kashmiri cuisine. You are going to love this place if you prefer non-vegetarian food. Look out for the deep fried mutton momos here.
With Kashmiri, Tibetan, Indian and Italian food on its menu, Dreamland is one for everyone who wishes to have that perfect slice of Tibetan cuisine.
Tenzin Dickey Tibetan
Yet another food outlet that is located in Fort Road and serves the best of Tibetan food. An affordable vegetarian restaurant, it’s popular among locals as well as tourists for its thukpas, momos and sizzlers.
Himalaya Café is a perfect place that satisfies your Tibetan as well as Kashmiri taste buds. It is a vibrant and a joyful avenue to enjoy a cup of Yak butter tea alongwith some mouthwatering dishes. Chinese recipes offered on their menu are equally delicious.
This is a German bakery that will leave you wanting for more. Its sumptuous carrot cake, apple pie and chocolate coffee cakes along with the variety of breads are a delight for one and all. The best is that all of it is priced at a reasonable rate so you just don’t have to worry about the bill while enjoying the yummy pastries.
World Garden Café
How would you react to an open café greeting you? What would your expression be when you find yourself sitting under the tents? If answers to both the questions happen to come to close to ‘jumping in happiness’ then World Garden Café is the place for you. Enjoy the best of Israeli, English, Indian and Italian food here.
Open Hand Café
Sip the best of coffee at the Open Hand Café with your beloved. This organic bistro is located amidst a beautiful vegetable garden and offers a cozy ambience to the guests. Inside the café, there is a handicrafts store that sells local jewellery, bags and paintings. For that yummiest breakfast and finest taste of espresso, this is the place to be.