Himachali in Manali

Upstairs, 250m south of the bus station, Vibes is a great place to try authentic, beautifully presented Himachali food that's rarely available outside local family weddings.

The menu offers helpful explanations, but do note that several dishes, like the lingdi (fiddlehead fern-leaves) and patrodu (stuffed taro-root), are seasonal and need pre-ordering. There's also a menu of specialist Himalayan teas (₹100 per pot) including first flush with lavender or authentic Tibetan-butter tea.