Top 5 must-try street food of Nepalgunj 

Exploring the savory delights

22, Feb 2024 |

Each food tells a story of weaving together influences from Nepali, Indian, and Tibetan cuisines into a tapestry of flavors that are both familiar and exotic.

Nepalgunj, a city in western Nepal, offers a vibrant scene that blends flavors from Nepal, India, and Tibet. Often dubbed the ‘city of taste’, Nepalgunj attracts travellers eager to savor its unique dishes. The fusion of diverse flavors is a defining trait of the culinary scene in Nepalgunj. The influence of Indian cuisine, because of the city’s proximity to the border, is also evident in its flavors. Here are five must-try foods when visiting Nepalgunj:


Locals of Nepalgunj begin their day with a simple yet satisfying breakfast. Every morning, the street cart at Tribhuvan Chowk, Tribeni mod, Dhamboji, and Chaulikka where people enjoy suji halwa and paratha from a variety of vendors for years which starts from just Rs 30, this breakfast ritual never fails to delight our hearts.



Ghamanja, which is an assortment of snacks including potato pakoda, bread tikia, spicy chili peppers, potatoes, and cauliflower tikia, is another popular breakfast dish in Nepalgunj. This Indo-Nepali cuisine starts from just 50 rs per plate.



Most of the residents who are fond of sweets emphasize the popularity of Rabdi. It is a sweet, condensed-milk-based dish, made by slowly simmering the milk until it thickens and then flavored with cardamom, saffron, and nuts.  It is chilled and served as dessert.  While one can get rabdi at Rs20 at most local shops, it is sold at a higher price in some of the more upscale eateries.


Biryani has been gaining popularity in the city over the past decade in general. The aromas, the vibrant color, the fluffy rice, and the flavourful meat are the main attractions of this dish. Some of the favorite biryani spots of Nepalgunj are Mubarak Biryani, Noor Biryani, Rahim Biryani, etc which offer their vendors of taste.



The Tribhuvan Chowk of Nepalgunj is also home to another local eatery renowned for its chaats and panipuri. This popular street food is known for its bold flavors and crunchy texture. This savory snack is perfect for satisfying your cravings while exploring the bustling streets of Nepalgunj. 


These are just a few examples of the rich and diverse street food culture you can experience in Nepalgunj. its streets are often bustling with vendors selling a variety of delicious and affordable snacks that cater to different tastes and preferences.

Photo Credits: Food and wine, sanaa nalwalla, Rupa Ghatraj, Archana's Kitchen, ndtv food, 

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