Rishikesh offers a wide gastronomic choice (all vegetarian), ranging from tasty and colorful curries to appetizing vegan burgers, to the Thali and all other Indian and Western specialties (always strictly vegetarian!). A paradise for lovers of healthy and natural cuisine. We find dozens of restaurants by the river with a great panoramic view especially at sunset, several bakery, and cafes, and for the less delicate stomach many stalls selling street food.
In particular we recommend the "Madras Café", a stone's throw from the Lucky Guest House, with magnificent terrace and multi-ethnic cuisine, the "Third Eye" to rest and watch the sunset if you are in the High Bank, and the "Tattva Restaurant" with super-typical Indian cuisine and if you want eat something homemade traditional with Indian family I recommend Om Homestay in Tapovan, Rishikesh.
Rishikesh is a vegetarian city, not only in the ashrams or hostels for pilgrims but also in the restaurants and hotels of the city.