The foodies bucket list of Parvati Valley
Parvati Valley, the Himalayan Hippie part of Himachal Pradesh has evolved a lot over the last decade. In terms of food, the place was always top notch. But ever since Covid has come and gone, the cafe and restaurant game in Kasol, Tosh and the rest of the valley have been updated big time.
From English breakfast to Indian and everything in between, you’ll find some of the best breakfast options in the cafes around Parvati Valley. So much, that having a breakfast combo pretty much keeps most people’s stomach full till tea time.
Fruit Salad + oats
Fresh fruits are a thing around Himachal. So make sure you end up having a plate of fruits along your trip to keep things healthy and good. Adding oats and yoghurt is a great way to make it a combo for all.
Vegetable and chicken burgers are a thing in Parvati Valley. So no matter where you are in the valley, if you want a quick bite of something, then it’s the burgers that will come the fastest. And it’s pretty hard to go wrong with a burger. So you can be rest assured it will live up to the hype.
Yup, Lasagna is available in every village of Parvati Valley. Even as high as Kheerganga, you will find cafes which are serving the same. You’ll find options in veg, chicken and even a few cafes which serve mutton lasagna as an option.
It’s a default in the Valley. The fastest and the best in the cold weather is a plate of hot crisp french fries which will help calm your hunger cravings till your actual meal arrives. Make sure to ask them to keep the oil content low.
Parvati Valley is well known for its pasta in red and white sauce. So when you’re in the valley, do try out the pasta. Every village serves very good pasta so don’t worry before ordering.
Hummus and Pita Bread
With the whole Israeli hype around Kasol and the rest of Parvati Valley, hummus and pita bread is pretty much a staple on every menu in the valley. Give it a try, if you have never had it before. You won’t regret it.
The traditional grilled sandwich is served mostly with french fries and salad. It makes a very good meal for any time when you feel like having something light and filling. The tuna sandwich is a must try in the village of Tosh.
Hand made stone oven pizzas are a thing in Parvati Valley. You’ll find pizza options on the menu in every cafe from Kasol to Kheerganga. These pizzas are usually 8-10 inches and serve 2 people.
A must try for every non vegetarian who comes to Parvati Valley. You won’t end up regretting it. It’s a good bite to have while on the road. Schnitzel is usually served with fries and hummus.
Veg and chicken sizzlers are another must try if you’re into sizzlers. You won’t be disappointed. Tosh and Kasol have some of the best sizzlers.
The Himalayan staple is served here on every menu and is a very good breakfast option just before you start hiking to the next base of yours.
A trip to Parvati Valley and especially Kasol is incomplete without having a plate of steaming hot momos. A plate of momos in Kasol usually has around 10 pieces. Make sure you have them steaming hot.
This is arguably the best go to option when your sweet tooth needs to be fed. Available all over the valley and it’s the best option to have after a while some meal.
Another Himalayan staple which is available all over the valley. From Aloo, onion, cheese and chicken parathas are a go to option for everyone who comes to the valley. Don’t leave Parvati Valley without having the parathas.
You’ll find German Bakeries all over Kasol town. The best of them is located in the moon dance cafe. The cheese cakes, croissants and carrot cake is a must have.