The lush green valley of Dehradun has an amazing cultural amalgamation. It enjoys a Kumuani heritage being doorway to the majestic Himalayan range. What impacts it’s gastronomy the most is a strong academic belt of boarding schools that has invited a flurry of other cultures to this progressing city. Demography of Dehradun is an eclectic mix of ethnicities. Other than Kumuani food, one can savor excellent Chinese, Tibetan, Continental, North Indian and even pub food. While touring for Kumuani food, check out the traditional Kafuli (thick gravy made from spinach and fenugreek leaves), Chainsoo (lentils) and Dubuk (lentils). They are best paired with bhaat (steamed rice). Dehradun is a mecca for authentic Chinese and Tibetan food. Don’t leave without trying Thukpa, Chilli momos and Tibetan buns. The main Rajpur road of the city is lined with old bakeries where you can find decades-old recipes cooked by generations. Do yourself a favor and pick few packets of rusks. Somewhere near Hanuman Chowk, you will get to have the best poori-aloo of your lives. Finish off your Dehradun journey by tasting traditional Indian sweets. Limit your itinerary to Rajpur Road if you’re confused. It’s a long street lined with restaurants and showrooms on both sides.