Going to Shimla? Try these 5 Momo Hotspots

Handpicked for you by a local

by Lilly Singh

In Shimla, momos are a bestselling street treat. These steamy Tibetan dumplings are a delicious cure for the city’s icy clime. Join me as I walk down the streets of Shimla, tasting the best momos in town.

Embassy Momos

First up, we have Embassy Momos, a legendary Momo joint near Scandal Point. This cosy little restaurant is famous for its authentic Tibetan flavours and generous portions.

Whether you like your momos steamed or fried, Embassy Momos has you covered. And don’t forget to dip them in their special spicy chutney for an explosion of flavours that will leave you craving more!

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Address: Mall Rd, Bemloi, Shimla

Sita Ram & Sons

Next, let’s head to Sita Ram & Son, located right at the beginning of Lakkar Bazar. Though best known for their incredible choley-luchi, they also make amazing momos. Loyal customers like me can vouch for the consistency of quality and the friendliness of the pricing. For less than Rs 100, you go back with a full tummy and smiling taste buds!

Steamed momos

Address: M.C. Complex, Ridge Sanjauli Rd, Near Regal Building, Lakkar Bazar

Four Tables

If you’re up for trying something different, Four Tables is the spot for you. This café near the Ridge offers a fusion of Tibetan and Continental cuisines. Their Tandoori Momos are a must-try. Imagine dumplings marinated in a flavorful blend of spices and cooked in a tandoor oven.

The result? Smoky flavours and tender dumplings will take your taste buds on a delicious culinary adventure. I can be usually seen here every fortnight, for their momos keep bringing me back!

Momos Pallate

Address:  Chakradhar road, Chakkar, Shimla

Gourmet Shimla Momos at Café Sol

If you’re looking for a gourmet momo experience, look no further than Café Sol. This trendy café on Mall Road certainly takes momos to a whole new level. They serve a range of momos, from traditional steamed ones to creative variations like Cheese and Spinach Momos or Chicken and Mushroom Momos.

Each bite is a burst of flavour, thanks to their unique combination of ingredients. Get ready to elevate your momo game!

Address: The Mall, Shimla

Alfa Momos

Finally, we have Alfa Momos in the lively streets of Middle Bazaar. This no-frills eatery is a local favourite for a reason. The momos here are delicious, affordable, and packed with flavour. Besides steamed momos, there are also fried ones. Alfa Momo has it all.

Oh, and don’t forget to try their signature spicy chutney—it adds that extra kick you won’t be able to resist. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to mingle with the locals while enjoying these delectable dumplings.

Address: 10, Scandal Point Road, Middle Bazar, The Mall

Do you have a favourite momo spot in Shimla? Tell us in the comments below.

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