Little Buddha is one of the best known cafes in town. Here you can get delicious Nepali, Indian, European, Thai food for under 100 Rs. per dish. Three storeys, nice Ganga view.
Ganga View Restaurant
Probably the best cooks in town, these guys will serve you any food you like. Be prepared to wait 40-90 minutes as the place is extremely popular.
The Welcome Center
about a 10-15 minute walk towards haridwar from the shivanand jhula bridge, hidden down off the road but signposted, this is a little oasis of calm from the busy street. great ayurvedic food and teas. they also offer cooking classes, several types of yoga, etc. and sell natural incense, neti pots, yoga mats and the like. if you like the atmosphere, enquire about staying here as well.
The Sitting Elephant - A Rooftop Restaurant Overlooking River Ganga
'The Sitting Elephant' is a one of a kind theme based restaurant of Rishikesh ,which overlooks the 5km stretch of River Ganga. Surrounded by hills on three sides with the holy Ganga flowing through it, the multi-cuisine rooftop restaurant offers a distinctive dining experience for the guests
Non-vegetarian food has been banned in the city for many many years. North and south Indian food is widely available, and there's no shortage of multi-cuisine backpacker cafes, especially in Lakshman Jhula. What excites many foreigners is the delicious Ayurvedic and health food restaurants, perfect for an after-yoga meal. Many of the main lanes are lined with wooden push carts selling in-season fruit, veggies, Popcorn, nuts, warm cookies and lots else, and you'll usually be quoted a fair price. The papayas here are particularly delicious. Try the famous Chotiwali Special / Janata or Delux Thali . Once upon a time it used to be an unlimited affair but now due to practical constraints the quantity is limited and extra helpings are charged. There are several eateries offering jalebis, imartis, samosas, and other Indian snacks. If you haven't heard of these before, you should definitely try them out.
A very beautiful view and tasty food, gaining popularity from the tourists and include regular customers from Ananda in the Himalayas and many more, based on Beatles Theme, if you are visiting Rishikesh, you don't want to miss this one.
Mukti's Health Food
a few hundred metres west of shivanand jhula bridge, overlooking the taxi stand/parking lot. a tiny place in a strange location, but very popular and excellent food at very reasonable prices. homemade green pasta, indonesian gado-gado, and homemade frozen yogurt, apple pie or chocolate cake for dessert.