Food of Bodh Gaya

Bodhgaya, being a religious centre does not offer a lot of options when it comes to non-vegetarian food or alcohol. However the town sustains quiet a variety from Tibetan dishes, Italian dishes including pastas and pizzas, Thai cuisine, Korean cuisine to traditional Bihari Cuisine.
Gaya is also famous for its sweets and is the place of origination for a number of the same. The main sweets here are Enursa, Tilkut, Khaja, Lai and Kesariya peda all of which are exclusive to Bihar. Other Bihari dishes like Sattu ka roti, Litti-chokha, Pua, Marua ka roti, Chana Bhuja, Aaloo Kachalu etc. are also easily available here.

Here are the top 10 restaurants in Bodh Gaya:

Swagat Restaurant

INR 50-150
Opposite Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya Road,Bodhgaya, Bihar 824231
Swagat Restaurant
A simple place to have Indian food, Swagat is an average restaurant and it serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian fares. However, the non-vegetarian food is not highly recommended here.

Mohammad Restaurant

INR 60-200
8AM-8PM Nov-Mar
Near Fujiya Green, off Kalachakra Maidan, Bodhgaya, Bihar 824231
Mohammad Restaurant
One of the best restaurants in Bodhgaya, this place serves amazing Indian food. It is located near the Fujiya green restaurant. Do try the Tomato Tofu and the stuffed Paratha here. Non-vegetarian dishes are highly recommended here.

Fujiya Green

INR 80-180
8AM-8PM
Kalchakra Maidan, Bodh Gaya, India
Fujiya Green
Popular among tourists, Fujiya Green is a fresh looking restaurant serving great Asian food. Great place to enjoy Tibetan dishes like momos, Thukpa, Thenthuk and non-veg dishes.

Be Happy Cafe

INR 100-300
In front of Vietnamese Temple, Kalachakra Ground, Bodhgaya, Bihar 824231
Be Happy Cafe
One of the most popular cafes in Bodh Gaya, Be Happy Cafe is a great place to enjoy thin-crust pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, cakes, home-made granola and coffee in a laid-back ambience.

Tibet Om Cafe

INR 60-200
8AM-8PM Nov-Mar
Near Buddha's Statue
Tibet Om Cafe
Located near the giant statue of Buddha, this small cafe operated by Tibetans is a great place to try Tibetan food, especially momos, soups, pancakes, brown breads, pies and cakes.

Bowl of Compassion Cafe

Near Bodh Gaya Police Station,Bodhgaya, Bihar 824231
Bowl of Compassion Cafe
This is a good place to enjoy some multinational cuisine and also support a cause as it's closely associated with an NGO of the same name. This place is located near the Bodhgaya police station.

Gautam Restaurant

INR 80-160
11:00AM-11:00PM
Opposite Burmese Vihara, Bodhgaya Road, Bodh Gaya 824231,India
Gautam Restaurant
Good place to have general Indian food. Their Banana pancakes are quite popular.

Hari Om Cafe

INR 160-300
Next to Monika Guest House, Opposite of Kalachakra Maidan,(North) Bodh Gaya, Bodh Gaya 824231, India
Hari Om Cafe
Hari Om Caf is a pleasant place to enjoy coffee and hangout with friends. Some Korean dishes, pasta and pastries are also included in the menu which one can try out. Their honey lemon ginger tea is a must try.

Pramod Sweets

INR 60-200
Tekari Road
Pramod Sweets
Situated on Tekari road, this place can be visited to enjoy local sweets and Namkeens (salted snacks).

The Olive

Near Sujata Hotel, Temple Road, Bodh Gaya 824231 India
The Olive
Good place to enjoy Indian as well as Italian dishes. Recently started, this place is located on the Buddha Road near Hotel Sujata.

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