Best restaurants in Lahaul & Spiti

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    Hotel Deyzor Restaurant

    The Deyzor hotel 's restaurant is decked with artistic local photos and offers plenty to read, and there's an eclectic range of dishes, from Thai to thukpa to tandoori specials with an emphasis on seasonal local produce. Try the quiches or the grilled honey-lime paneer.

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    Sol Cafe

    This cool little multicoloured cafe, operated by Ecosphere volunteers, offers superstrong coffee, herbal and other teas, and light dishes such as French toast, waffles, pancakes and wholewheat baked goods. Vegan options available. There's a terrace area and a comfy back room with beanbags that hosts movie nights at 6pm (except Sundays). You can fill water bottles with filtered water for free.

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    Himalayan Café

    The warm-weather terrace of the Himalayan buzzes with wise-cracking staff, youthful music and a happy graffiti-mural chic that becomes all the more enticing when strung with lights and lanterns at night. Satisfying, well-cooked food covers all bases and beer is available. Some of Kaza's most attractive guesthouse rooms (single/double ₹1500/1800) are available in an unsigned building next door.

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    Cafe Kunzum Top

    Shaded by a parachute canopy held high on a prayer pole, Kunzum Top sits amid flowers in the walled yard of the Sonam Homestay, which is also a good budget place to stay. It specialises in local and Tibetan food, with a Spiti thali (₹190) giving a beginner's taster of the basics. Continental and other dishes are also available, along with decent coffee.

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    Tiger Den

    Tabo's most quintessential traveller cafe provides pitas, pizzas, lemon chicken and superb hummus along with Indian and Tibetan fare and so much more. It's set in a yard of hollyhocks and prayer flags, almost next to the new monastery's entrance. Good-value rooms available, too.

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    Spiti Organic Kitchen

    In a forgettable concrete building between Komic's two monastery buildings, Spiti Organic Kitchen offers a very limited but well-cooked menu of local food. It also offers guest rooms. Ensuite doubles with solar lighting and solar-heated water provided by bucket usually cost ₹700, reduced to ₹500 in later September when temperatures are so cold that even the cold water taps don't work. Dorm beds cost ₹200 to ₹300 if you don't mind a bit of a walk to the outdoor toilet block.

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    Norling Guest House

    On the right as you enter the village by road, this guesthouse has a mixed bag of rooms but is notable as the only real restaurant in the area serving up pretty good Israeli, Indian and Continental dishes, with a pleasant open terrace for warm days. There's also a small shop for snack bars and crisps. Co-owned Norling Home Stay across the village offers better rooms.

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    Cafe Zomsa

    Drink good lassis or dine on anything from Thai curry to falafel, piri-piri chicken to rack of lamb at a choice of cushion or table seating. The setting combines local art photos, Tibetan murals and a heavy-metal soundtrack. Rooftop also available. Some nights there's live music or open-mic offerings at 6pm. It's in the upper stretch of the main bazaar.

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    A Taste of Spiti

    Especially appealing at night when lit by twinkling basket lamps, A Taste of Spiti offers Kaza's most inventive cuisine, mixing Spitian and international elements to create some tasty combinations, several of them vegan. There's no beer but you can wash down your black-pea quesadillas with a Spiti mojito made with locally distilled barley spirit.

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    Raangyul Cafe

    Come to this little Old Kaza spot for good-value thalis.