Pelling is a quaint hill station nestled in the foothills of West Sikkim. With ancient ruins that take you back in time, magnificent waterfalls, green pastures that soothe the soul to a breathtaking view of the mighty Mount Kanchenjunga, Pelling has a lot to offer to its tourists. Besides that, offering a variety of Tibetan, Chinese, Indian, and Nepalese cuisines, this beautiful hill station is also known for its exotic delicacies; and thus, never fails to impress you. Here are some of the best eateries in town!
Melting Point Restaurant
If you want to taste the authentic Sikkimese food then this place never fails to ‘melt’ your heart with its delicacies. This is one of the famous Resto bars located in the upper Pelling, which promises you a relaxing and exciting time while you are there. As the location is on a hill the view from the balcony sitting is marvelous and while satisfying your starve and enjoy the picturesque views of the mountains and valley. Don’t miss out their miss out on Thukpa, Momos and Aloo Parathas which definitely top the charts. Apart from the food they offer a variety of cocktails which are quite praised by the visitors. The place is quite reasonable and easy on the pocket.
Being the only bakery in the town, you will fine this place on your way to the Pemayangtse Monastery, which is just 2 kms from the lower Pelling. It is the finest eatery where you can be facilitated with the best refreshments in the town. It’s quite easy on the pocket as well – Bingo! You will be mesmerized by the simplicity of the place and the calmness around it. They serve a variety of snacks ranging from Danish Bread, Crossiants, Apple Cinnamon Roll, Swiss Buns, Donuts to cardamom team, choco latte etc.
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Located right in the middle of the main street of Pelling, the main USP of this restaurant is that it only serves veg food. Speaking of food, this place also serves the best masala dosa in town. The overall ambience of this place is lively, and you would love spending your time here. Their other delicacies are Idlis, Chole Bhature, Pav Bhaji etc. which are sure to satisfy your taste buds. So, all my veggie friends, you know where to go! 😉
Start your day with a heart breakfast here. Their ambience is quite decent and the view from the restaurant is incredible for you to enjoy your meal while you admire the beauty of the hills. Their aloo paratha platter, pork fried rice, chocolate panackes, tibetan egg phalley and mixed chopsuey are to die for! You can even ask the waiter to prepare the food in the traditional Sikkimese way, which trust me, you are definitely going to like.
No trip to Pelling is complete without visiting this amazing restaurant. This eatery has got a wonderful atmosphere packed with a cozy feeling in it. Visit this place during the nighttime for the best experience as the place is adorned with candles, half-lit globe lamps and other quirky décor, and thus, making the ambience quite peppy and vibrant. They have both indoor and outdoor seating options available and the view from their balcony is awe-inspiring. Try the local delicacies such as Thukpa, Thenthuk, Momos and Phaley which are their speciality.
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