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    street food in darjeeling

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    Darjeeling is one of the most popular hill stations in India that you must at least once in your life. Not only does it offer jaw-dropping views of Mount Kanchenjunga but also the opportunity to go back in the old world charm. Imagine an evening with your friends, family or partner sipping the famous teas of the hill station and absorbing the unparalleled views of the mountains. Sounds interesting, isn’t it? Well, such is the beauty of Darjeeling and it will definitely give you a refreshing holiday experience. And what adds to this beautiful experience is the street food in Darjeeling that you just cannot miss out on!

    So, while you are planning a visit to Darjeeling next time, do give a read to this list of street foods in Darjeeling that will help you have a heartwarming vacation there.

    5 Best Street Foods In Darjeeling

    Here is a list of the street foods of Darjeeling that you can try on your next Darjeeling trip to have a toothsome experience. Though there are many delicious foods that are served in Darjeeling but few of them are easily available for travelers and those are what we are going to include in this list of ours! Take a look!

    1. Momos

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    Momo is very common and popular street food wherever you go and Darjeeling is no less. You can easily get to try momos in Darjeeling. It is served with hot soup and is one of the best street foods in Darjeeling. You can have both vegetarian and non-vegetarian momos according to your choice. While you will find them in shacks throughout the town, one famous place for trying momos in Darjeeling is Kunga Restaurant which is run by a family. Usually 6-7 pieces are served on a plate. Feeling hungry, already?

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    2. Thukpa

    Famous street foods in Darjeeling

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    You must have heard about Thukpa and we are glad to tell you that even Darjeeling serves Thukpa on a large scale. It is one of the famous street foods in Darjeeling. Considered as a starter, it is available in shacks as well as restaurants. It is a hot noodle soup containing vegetables, bread crumbs and if it’s non-vegetarian then it contains meat pieces. Devekas restaurant and Kunga restaurant are places to have best Thukpa.

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    3. Aloo Dum

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    Aloo dum might seem like a home-made dish to you, as in moms preparing it at home. Well, the dish is definitely something that used to be cooked in Nepali and Bengali homes. But it gained so much popularity in Darjeeling that now it is one of the best veg street foods in Darjeeling. It is a dish made with boiled potatoes, onion, garlic, red chilli (which is a must), all in a thick gravy. And adding icing to the cake are the potato wafers or ‘bhujia’ that enhance the taste to some other level. You will definitely love having aloo dum by the roadside while enjoying the views!

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    4. Shaphalay

    Unique street food of Darjeeling

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    This is a unique street food of Darjeeling. Though it is a Tibetan cuisine, it is very famous in Darjeeling. It is a bread stuffed with either chicken, meat or pork. And it is served with either chutney or roasted barley and cheese which enhances its taste. This dish is not easily available however, it will definitely treat your tastebuds like never before.

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    5. Churpee

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    Churpee is another unique dish you won’t find everywhere in India. It is basically a cheese dish which comes from Nepali origin. It is served in both soft and hard forms. You will find it at some of the restaurants in Darjeeling. While you must have tasted everything in Darjeeling during your vacation, you must give this dish a try to have a unique experience.

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    Now, you know how to treat your tastebuds while holidaying in Darjeeling. These street foods are the best of what Darjeeling offers. So, make sure you keep them in mind while visiting the hill station and taste them. Now, plan a trip to Darjeeling and savour these dishes!


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