Haridwar has become synonymous to religious sentiments but for those headed to Mussorie or Dehradun, this pious city is an opportunity to dig your teeth in some wholesome vegetarian fare. After you have taken a dip in holy Ganga river, quench your appetite with a plethora of typical North Indian grub. Food is as pure as it can get. The streets of Haridwar are choked with numerous restaurants, however, for authentic spectacular food navigate the labyrinths surrounding Har ki Paedi. The main ghat is flanked by innumerable small shops, churning out mind-blowing aloo-puri. This dish of tangy potato curry with fluffy fried bread is a staple of every tourist or native. The next best thing you can find after aloo-puri is the crispy dal-filled kachori. Piping hot kachoris fresh from the frying wok are often the first thing one reaches for post a religious excursion. With a ginger-flavoured cup of tea or a thick saffron lassi, this is one of the best meals you can have in Haridwar. Make Moti Bazaar your haunt for lip-smacking kanji vada or tangy chaat. This old market running quite near to Har ki Paedi is also home to amazing traditional Indian sweets.