Where to Eat

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The famous twin paragliding destinations Bir and Billing are not for foodies. However, getting three meals is not difficult. The food is affordable. Bir does not offer as many food options as other frequented touristy places do. Bir features a few vegetarian and non-vegetarian dhabas, Indian sweet shops, and self-service eateries. Modern restaurants serving Chinese, Continental and Indian dishes are in Namlang Himal Resort, Hotel Surya Classic, and Colonel’s Resort. However, do not expect a fine dining experience. A few meat and liquor serving shacks are in Tibetan Colony dotted with fruit, vegetable, and grocery shops. The colony has an interesting dining option, Deer Park Institute. The institute kitchen serves meals on request. The food is delicious and a mix of Indian, Western, and Tibetan. However, you have to write your meal request in the register maintained by the kitchen three hours in advance and follow the meal schedule. Traditional Indian sweet shops in Upper Bir serve hot tea, sweets, and savories. Billing has no eateries except seasonal tea stalls.

4Tables, a posh cafe

The Indo-German restaurateur Frank Schlichtmann runs a café cum art gallery 4 Tables in Gunher Village, near Bir. The café serves south-east Asian and western dishes for three meals and offers free Wi-Fi. The gallery is the venue for foreign film shows and local art exhibitions. The affordable café accepts only cash for payment. For contact details visit http://www.4tables.moonfruit.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/4TABLES-Cafe-Gallery-Village-Bir/124614917546?sk=info