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Food in Arki

Arki is a small town in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The tourists coming to Solan and Shimla visit Arki to witness the famous Arki fort. The city bears all trends prevalent through the rest of the state. The food available in this city is also in lieu with the taste of Paharis in the area. However, being a small city in the hilly areas, it does not really offer many options for food joints. North-Indian cuisine, Chinese cuisine, and sometimes Thai food are available here. American fast food joints or Italian food like Pizza and pasta are available near Solan and Shimla.

North Indian cuisine

What to Eat in Arki

Arki is mainly a rural area in the Himachal Pradesh region. They are heavily dependent upon the custom of using milk and its products to cook food. Additionally, like the rest of the state the food in Arki is influenced by the Punjabi and Tibetan cuisine. The cold climate and the geographical location of this place have also manipulated the dishes prepared every day. An average meal in Arki must consist of the staple food of paddy, maize and rice.

Cuisine of Himachal Pradesh

While staying in Arki, one must have heavy breakfast comprised of cereals and products made out of it. The day long roaming around the town generally generates hunger faster than any other place. The Lunch at Arki should be hearty filled with Sidu, steamed rice, curried lentils, vegetables and non-vegetarian dish in the Himachali style. Dinner in Arki must comprise of Indian bread or roti with mixed vegetables and another serving of meat dish.

While in Arki, Himachali cuisine is advisable choice for travelers.

Himachali Cuisine in Arki

Unlike other north Indian states, the Himachali cuisine consists of meat dishes. They prefer having non-vegetarian that is prepared by adding a dash of spices like cinnamon, cardamom and red chillies. Pulses and cereal dishes are prepared everyday as a trend of Himachal Pradesh. Arki is no exception. The Paharis like to have meat almost frequently. Tourists visiting Arki must taste their style of preparing red meat. The restaurants provide the option of serving red meat prepared in the Pahari style.

One must also taste ‘Sidu’, a sort of baked bread made out of wheat flour. This bread is prepared by fermenting the dough and cooking it on bonfire and steam. This cuisine is also available in Arki and one must try this delicacy without miss. To accompany the bread one might order for dal or mutton. Ghee is spread over the ‘Sidu’ for all tourists having meal at Arki.

People also prepare Ankalos during festivals in Arki. These are prepared with rice flour. Amdo is a dish available in Arki which is basically a Tibetan preparation.

Restaurants in Arki

Since the city is small, there are not many options for eating out. The following restaurants serve good food and proper ambience for travelers.


Palace View Restaurant
Address: A-1, Near Old Bus Stand,
Arki Road, Solan Main Road,
Arki, Solan - 173208
Phone Number: +(91)-9418047775, 9805690475
+(91)-1796-220775, 220475

Aahar Restaurant
Address: Hotel Palace Retreat
Solan District
Arki Road Solan
Pin Code – 173221
Phone Number: +911796220621, +911796220021

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