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Vegetarian Food in Ladakh – Places that serve Veg Food in Leh Ladakh.

vegetarian food in Ladakh
Written by Manasvy Nagar

One thing that makes traveling to any place all the more exciting is trying authentic cuisine and feasting on local delicacies. However, when it comes to places like Ladakh, the cuisine mostly includes meat in it. For people who prefer vegetarian food in Ladakh, it can get especially hard to find places according to their preference.

But don’t worry! We decided to compile a list of all the restaurants and cafes where you can find vegetarian food in Ladakh. 

From Local cuisines to staple foods, you’ll find an array of options at these places with some of the most scrumptious vegetarian food you’ll find in Leh Ladakh.

Here’s a list of the Best Restaurants for Vegetarian Food in Leh Ladakh:

1. Lehvenda Café

Vegetarian food in Ladakh
Lehvenda cafe

Situated in the bustling Leh market is this cafe serving delectable vegetarian food. It has great ambience, good, flowing music, ample sitting space, and is a great place to hang out for hours.

The cafe serves mouth-watering food and coffee. Also, the view of the colorful Leh market from the top looks panoramic and calming. The best part is that it is one of the rare places where Online payments and UPI is available.

Location: 2nd Floor, Megon Complex, Main Bazaar, Leh

Must Try: Veggie Hummus Wrap, Mushroom Sun-Dried Pizza, Cinnamon Mocha

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2. Lamayuru Restaurant

Vegetarian food in ladakh
Lamayuru Restaurant

The small, cozy outside area of Lamayuru restaurant, gives it all the charm. Add to it, a hearty, delicious meal, and you’re good to go.

The restaurant is situated high up in the mountains of Leh. It is a multi-cuisine restaurant frequented by travelers looking for vegetarian food. The menu is exhaustive. The prices are pocket-friendly, and the food is flavorsome. You also get free WiFi and in a place with limited connectivity, this is truly a boon.

Location: Fort Road, Near Hotel Ladakh Villa, Leh

Must Try: Veg Lafa, Yak Cheese Pizza, Kashmiri Kahwa

3. The Tibetan Kitchen

Vegetarian food in ladakh
Tibetan Kitchen

If you craving authentic and appetizing Tibetan food, then this is the place to be. The ambiance exudes simplicity, and the service is excellent, with affordable prices.

A narrow lane leads towards the restaurant situated in the heart of Leh town. It also has outdoor seating which makes the whole experience more enjoyable. It is one of the best places to try local cuisines.

For people who prefer Vegan food or are looking for Gluten Free options can also dine in here as there are many options available.

Location: Fort Road, Near Hotel Ladakh Villa, Leh

Must Try: Veg Thupka, Veg Momos, Apricot Juice

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4. Gesmo Restaurant

Vegetarian food in Ladakh
Gesmo Restaurant

Even in the barren landscapes of Ladakh, one can hope to find finger-licking vegetarian food. Gesmo restaurant has been operational for a few decades now and is one of the best options for dining in Leh Ladakh. It has been actively engaged in serving yummy, palatable food with great views and rustic decor.

It is a very popular eatery. And, is almost always full of people. An array of brunch options are also available here.

Location: Opposite Hotel Yaktail, Fort Road, Leh

Must Try: Veg Tingmo, Veg Sizzler, Ginger Honey Tea


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5. Neha Snacks

Vegetarian food in ladakh
Neha Restaurant

It is a small restaurant in a busy market. The restaurant makes up for its lack of space by serving tasteful, lip-smacking dishes. There are 16 seats in total but the staff is courteous and serves you in the best way possible.
If you are looking for vegetarian options in an otherwise meat-oriented food market, then Neha Snacks is ideal for you.

It is a pure vegetarian restaurant serving North Indian, and South Indian food both in Leh Ladakh. However, you’ll have to wait for a while before you find a spot as the place is always crowded. This is one of the few places in Leh where Jain Food is available.

Location: Main Bazar Rd, near Soma Gompa, Leh

Must Try: Amritsari Chola Kulcha, Tikki Chaat, Rajma Chawal

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Whenever planning a trip, it is crucial to know what kind of options you’ll have when it comes to accommodations and food, so that your trip goes smoothly. Now that you know all about the vegetarian food options in Ladakh, you can plan a road trip to Leh with complete ease.

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