Sikkim is a subtle and natural blend of everything in and around. It gives birth to a unique culture which is colourful and twinkling and with which a huge part of the North-East is identified. The cuisine here follows pretty much the same pattern as it derives its flavors ingredients, styles and elements from Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and India, together. Sikkim's Cuisine, hence, draws inspiration from all that's around and the numerous cultures and religions that it, itself fosters to give you a cuisine that is authentic and defining to the area.
While staple items of the cuisine are Momos, Thukpa and a local beer 'Chang', fermented foods are popular given the natural conditions. Rice is almost essential in each meal. Add to it a dash of authentic and splendid soups, pickles and handful of meat and vegetable delicacies and you get the colourful and tasteful cuisine of Sikkim.

Photos of Famous Food in West Sikkim

Local dishes of West Sikkim
Local dishes of West Sikkim

Restaurants in West Sikkim

Melting Point


8 AM - 9 PM

INR 200-250 For Two for two

Melting Point provides the finest dining experience in all of Pelling. The perfect blend of delicious food combined with a stunning view of the mountains is bound to leave a an indelible mark on every visitor.

Upper Pelling, Pelling - 737113, India

Anjali Restaurant


8 AM - 9 PM

INR 150-200 For Two for two

This place might not rank very well in terms of it's decor and aesthetics, but the rich, Sikkim's dishes will take everything else off your mind.

Middle Pelling, Pelling, India

Taatopani Bar and Restaurant

Bar, Lounge

10 AM - 10 PM, Dec - Feb & Jun - Aug, to 12:30 AM Sep-Nov & Mar-May

INR 150-200 For Two for two

Offering alcohol at quite decent prices, this is a fun place to be in during the tourist season as they have band performances which livens the atmosphere.

Locality, Middle Pelling

Gupta Restaurant


5 AM - 9 PM

INR 100-150 For Two for two

Gupta's is a place where one can find a constant stream of tourists and locals, all enjoying the delicious breakfast platters, curries, noodles and pizzas.

Main Road

Lotus Bakery


8 AM - 5 PM

INR 150-200 For Two for two

If you need something to satisfy that sweet tooth of yours, pop into Lotus for a slice of pastry or cake. All money raised goes to the nearby Denjog Pema Choling Academy, which works with underprivileged children.

Pelling Road, Near Pemayangtse Monastry, Pelling - 737113, India

Places to Visit In West Sikkim