Food of Darjeeling

There are lots of options for foodies as well in Darjeeling ? from traditional Tibetan and Sikkimese cuisine to Thai delicacies to good old North Indian dishes, Darjeeling has plenty of options to cater to the taste buds of food lovers, spoiling them with scrumptious food and lip-smacking delicacies amidst the ambience of gorgeous views. Essentially the food here has distinct traces of Bengali, Nepali and Tibetan elements, styles and dishes, all together.

In spite of such wide choices, one of the first items on the cuisine here includes the finest and freshest qualities of tea found in the area which you must try. The popular items that you must indulge in include Momos, Thukpa, Aloo Dum, Sael Roti, Naga Platter, Nepali thali, Tongba, Channg and many more. Not to mention, tea is a popular beverage consumed by all.


Here are the top 11 restaurants in Darjeeling:

1. Keventers

Clubside, Nehru road, Darjeeling 
Continental
8AM-6:30PM
INR 150-300

2. Mamta Pizza

HD Lama Road, Darjeeling Municipality, Darjeeling 
Fast Food
9 AM to 7 PM
300

A two-table cafe is what a pizzeria shouldn't be, but what it lacks in size, Mamta Pizza makes up in the quality and variety of its food. Run by an Indo-French couple, this tiny pizzeria serves up authentic Italian style pizzas, pasta and salads. Customers also come here to buy their in-house specialities such as bacon, ham, pork and their famous Nepali cheese.

3. Shangri-La

Nehru Road, Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling 
Tibetan, North Indian, Chinese
12 Noon to 9:30 PM
650

The Shangri La bar cum restaurant brings about the perfect marriage of oriental cuisines of Tibetan and Chinese to an Indian setting. Non-veg lovers must surely try their pork dishes and their iconic momos. The wooden floors, simple but comfortable seating, ever attentive and warm mannered waiters and the views of the majestic Himalayas make for the best hospitality one can receive in Darjeeling.

4. Sonam?s Kitchen

Sonam's Kitchen is a tiny little cafe at Dr Zakir Hussain Road, which serves some of the heartiest American styled breakfasts and continental delights. Every morning customers are served fresh sandwiches, hashbrowns, pancakes, among other treats along with the brightest of smiles.

5. Lunar Restaurant

51 Jalapahar, Gandhi Road, Near Taxi Stand, Darjeeling 
South-Indian, Chinese, Indian
7:30AM-9PM
INR 230-280

6. Frank Ross Cafe

Nehru Rd, Darjeeling 
Cafe, Bakery
INR 160-200

7. Glenary?s

Renowned across India, Glenary's restaurant is an icon of Darjeeling, serving cuisines ranging from continental to Chinese and even popular Indian delicacies. Their food is as delicious as it is pretty. The cosy interiors, coupled with a fantastic view of the Himalayas adds to the rustic charm of the ambience.

8. Park

Lower Club Side near Nehru Road, Chowrasta, Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling 
Tibetan, Thai, Indian, Chinese, Bakery, Beverages
10:30 AM to 9:30 PM
800

9. Hasty Tasty

Nehru Road, Mall Chowrasta, Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling 
Sandwich
8:30 AM to 8:30 PM
200

10. Dekeva's

Shop 51, Gandhi Road, Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling 
Tibetan
200

Deveka's is the go-to eatery in Darjeeling if you are looking for a simple and fuss-free experience for the best Tibetan cuisine in town. Their style of momos and noodle soup is highly rated by loyal patrons and newcomers alike.

11. Kunga

near Ramada Hotel, Gandhi Road, Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling 
Tibetan, Beverages
8 AM to 9:30 PM
250

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