As a pilgrimage site the food in Haridwar is mostly if not completely vegetarian. However you can be assured of some amazing variety from across the country to cater to visitors from different parts. In the lanes, by the temples and even on the highway, you will find several small eateries that have a fresh and delicious fare to offer. All hotels and restaurants in the Haridwar Municipal limits serve only vegetarian food. Liquor is prohibited.
This is a small but very old eating joint in the main market of Haridwar near Har Ki Pauri. Their “halwa” and “Poorie” is worth savoring.
This is one of the oldest (since 1930) and best restaurants in the main road of Haridwar market.
3) Prakash Lok Lassi:
This joint located near the Har Ki Pauri is most famous for their Lassi (a drink made from yogurt and sugar).
4) Sagar Ganga Resort:
If you want a wholesome and home cooked meal then this is the best option.
5) Bridge Mathura Walla:
Located in the Bara Bazaars this place is famed for its sweets like rasmalai, rabri and halwa.
6) Chotiwalas, Subhash Ghat (and other outlets around town):
The closest Haridwar gets to McDonalds; serves up a wide menu of South and North Indian favorites, with some Indian-Chinese thrown in. Most meals are around Rs. 60.
7) Chotiwalas Asli, Subhash Ghat:
Claiming to be the original, unfranchised Chotiwalas, this is the first shop right below the steps when walking south from Hari-ki-Pauri. The "Chotiwalas Special" (Rs. 75) is a super-filling concoction of paneer and veggies in a creamy tomato base, topped with cheese and yogurt.