Manali Gastronomy Top 5 Places To Eat

With mouth-watering local and international cuisine, Manali boasts a vibrant food culture
English breakfast served at a Manali cafe, Photo Credit Shutterstock
English breakfast served at a Manali cafe, Photo Credit Shutterstock

From traditional Himachali dishes like Siddu and Dhama to popular Indian and international delicacies, the restaurants in Manali cater to all taste buds. Some of the most frequented restaurants include Johnson's Cafe, Il Forno, and Cafe 1947. Whether you're a foodie looking for authentic local cuisine or someone seeking familiar flavours from home, try these eateries for a gastronomical ride.

Cafe 1947
This well-known eatery in Manali is known for its Italian cuisine. Visitors can enjoy a range of dishes, including pizza, bruschettas, risottos, and paninis. Their menu is diverse and satisfies both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. For smokers, the café serves hookah. The outdoor seating area at this cafe comes with a river-view.
Location Near Nehru Kund, Leh Manali Highway, Bahang, Manali

IL Forno
IL Forno is a restaurant in Manali that offers Italian cuisine. It is known for its picturesque Himalayan views, rustic design, and peaceful atmosphere, making it the perfect spot for a meal. This restaurant, located on Hadimba Temple Road in the Siyal area, is renowned for its wood-fired pizzas and in-house kitchen garden, which ensures the freshest ingredients. Their menu also offers a range of other Italian specialities, including pasta.
Location Hadimba Road Siyal, Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Johnson's Cafe
This cafe is a popular spot in Manali known for its live performances and signature dish of trout fish. It is located near the Manali circuit house and is within easy walking distance from it. Given its popularity, overbooking is possible, so it is better to make a reservation. The cafe boasts a beautiful garden, a performance area, and a lively bar.
Location Circuit House Road, Siyal, Kullu, Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Pizza Olive
While your pizza bakes, enjoy the picturesque views at Pizza Olive. The space is surrounded by a beautiful garden. You can relax to the sounds of mellow country music, knowing you've come to the right place for a great dining experience.
Location Kullu - Naggar - Manali Road, Prini, Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Dylans Toasted And Roasted Coffee House, Old Manali
For a delightful culinary experience during your Manali sightseeing, look no further than Dylans. Their famous coffee and pastries are a must-try. They also serve a delightful breakfast menu. In terms of decor, the relaxed boho-chic vibe at Dylans creates the perfect ambience for unwinding and enjoying your meal.

Location Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh

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