- Duration 3 hrs
- Activities Food Tour
- Trip Type Solo / Group
- Best Time All around the year
- Start/End KTM/KTM
- Location Kathmandu
- Language English
- Hotel Pickup Available
- Experience local dishes, Newari cuisine that are truly off the beaten track
- A balanced tour of Kathmandu city is also mixed in between food stops
- Exploring the vibrant streets, narrow alleyway nestled within Temples and archial structured monuments before reaching to your food stops
- Tour can organize private as well (at additional cost)
Kathmandu Valley, an architectural capital city of the country and its alleyway nestled within the various temples and holy places offers a wide range of variety to epicure’s taste bud. predominantly an agrarian country Nepal where believe for “work is worship” and “Atithi devo Bhaba :” (Translated “Guest as a god”) serves you an aromatic lure of freshly prepared local dishes relishing the new experience of local Nepali cuisine which is also nutritionally felicitous.
Let us take you to the true Local Nepali eatery experiences, for the discerning, there are sets of beliefs of a connoisseur to serve on artistic ceramic plates and gracious waiters which is somewhat influenced by western food culture. On the contrary local restaurants are embodied with scrupulous ethnic traditional layouts and exquisitely dish up where generosity is visible while serving you on ‘sal ko duna, tapari or Bota’ (Translated “plate made up of Leaf”). (Note: I have just generalized; plate made up of leaves but there are lots of traditional crockery such as chares ko thal; Plate, glass and bowl made up of copper or bronze, karuwa ,Ankhara, theki, Handi and many more that you may be served in). Now, you may be inquisitive about the place and want to know more about the name of the place but surprisingly you can get access to the Location but not the Name. Why? because this is due to the popularity of that specific local dish at a local place in an indigenous style which itself is a brand so people may keep the place name according to their convenience and which is deeply connected with their traditional identity and lifestyle.
Food has always been an integral part of culture, ethnicity and religion, Kathmandu has been a home town for the multi-ethnic community. Newari cuisine is the most popular in Kathmandu city, Whilst there is a diversified culture as such multiple mouth drooling menus is on your way if you go for the food haunt through crazy streets of Kathmandu. These tours can be managed according to your convenience and interest and can fully be customized according to your time requirements as short as half a day or as long as you want to.
- Tasting 4-5 different local dishes & drinks
- Eat as much as you can to your heart’s desire
- Cost of tour includes all food and drinks during the tour
- An English speaking guide
- Market tour and get answers to all your questions about Kathmandu from your local host!
- Pick-up and drop-off service (can be included at additional cost)
- Food and beverages not within the scope of the tour
- Alcoholic drinks
Meeting Point will be confirmed on the day before the tour start.
Ason ( Local market): This walking food tour is dedicated to the foodies around the globe. Explore typical Nepali cuisine except regular Dal, Bhat in this tour with our foodie guide. Eat foods in street stalls, small shops with locals and get a complete Nepali vibe
Drop back to the meeting place or guide will help you to get a taxi from the tour area.
Foodie Tour FAQs
What kind of food do I choose on this tour?
Non Veg Food Includes
- Bara(Lentil Bread)
- Special momos you won’t have eaten anywhere
Gluten Free Food Tour includes:
- Sekuwa/ Choila + Chewra: spiced grilled buffalo meat and beaten rice
- Bara + side dish: Lentil bread + gluten free side dish like potato and mushroom
- Aalu tikki chat: Mashed potato with vegetable curry and yogurt
- Your own choice of one milk based sweet in one of the most famous sweet shop
Vegan Food Tour includes
- Cold lemon or lemon soda
- Bara + side dish ( Lentil bread with potato)
- Veg Chatamari ( Also known as Nepali pizza made from rice flour and vegetables)
- Vegetarian momos
*Visit Marketplace and food variety may vary at other locations (Patan, Bhaktapur).
Do you take care of our dietary preferences and allergy sensitivity?
We try our level best to address the special dietary needs of our guests, howebit, we cannot assure you that we can make it throughout all the stops.
How much food quantity do you provide during the tour?
You will be served a considerable amount at the launch. With the amalgamation of food tastings and architectural, cultural, and historical insights, guests leave tummy full after our food tours.
How long shall we walk? Is it a fast-paced tour ?
Our tour covers approximately one and a half to two kilometres of effortless walking. probably, we will be sitting down at most of the locations and we endeavour to make it more fun-filing and easy-going but at some location for sightseeing and to get knowledge of that specific place we should stand or walk around as Kathmandu valley has many stories to tell you.
Where is the meeting point?
We will meet in front of Garden of Dreams which is a popular landmark nearer to Thamel and Lazimpat . We will send you an email instantly after booking, exact pick-up location address and further details will be provided.
What do you need to carry with yourself for this Food tour ?
- A light jacket or a warm jacket (depending on time of year and how cold you generally get)An umbrella or a rain jacket. From (Jun-Sep) is always a good option.
- Some cash NPR (in case a souvenir tempts you, or you want to have a drink)A water bottle (water is available for purchase everywhere, though we do not encourage purchasing plastic bottles – garbage is a Menace in Nepal.
- Comfortable clothes – shorts are also fine of course. Comfortable shoes – Sneakers are best!
Do you help us to reach the meeting point?
Yes, we can help you to pick up if you are residing on the following locations and its nearby areas:
Note: If you are residing in other locations and need help to reach our meeting point then please let us know we will arrange a local taxi, which will cost extra.
Can I shop during the tour or experience?
Surely! We strongly encourage our guests to purchase items as a gift, souvenir to support the arts and local communities. You will get plenty of time for shopping at each stops, but make sure to keep eyes on your guide, He will give you a warning or notify you, as your tour experience is organized in a way to arrive at a specific location in a given time schedule.
Shall I bring my children on the tour?
Yes, you can bring children. The tour approximately may last for 3 hours and some children have a limited attention span. As a parent you are well-known about your child and should assess the situation individually. During tour experience, there is a lot of standing and walking, please consider this when deciding whether the tour is appropriate for your child or not.
If I am bringing an infant/very young child, do I need to purchase a ticket for them?
If you are bringing an infant or a child 6 and under and they will not be participating in the tastings, you do not need to pay extra for them. However, please do let us know if you will be attending with your child when you book this tour. Please note that stroller access is not readily available in some of our locations.
Can I book a private group tour?
Yes, Private tours are perfect with friends, family gatherings, birthday parties, out of town guests, team building, ladies or singles groups and are available on request. Options are available to customize length, start times, distance and locations.
Are tours offered only in English?
Yes, we only offer tours in English at this time. Please email us if you would like to make arrangements for your own interpreter to join the tour. We try our best to arrange a translator of specific language if enough notice is given.
Are bathrooms available during the tour?
Yes, toilets are available during the tour at almost every food-tasting location.