Secret food tour in Kathmandu - 1 day

Secret food tour in Kathmandu - 1 day

Secret Food Tour in Kathmandu offers a one-in-a-lifetime experience of enjoying the local cuisine hidden in the city's narrow alleyways. Forget dining in posh restaurants that serve local staples on ceramic plates. Experience the daily lifestyle of the locals who wine and dine in sustainable leaf plates in open courtyards, enjoying traditional meals prepared for centuries in Nepal.

Kathmandu has a wide range of food options to satisfy your tastebuds. We offer tailor-made food hunt experiences based on your preferences, ranging from gluten-free meals to vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian.

This tour is perfect for foodies, individuals, and families who've come to Nepal to have a raw, unseen, and authentic experience.

Trip Highlights

  • Experience traversing through the alleyways of Kathmandu city searching for generations-old traditional eateries
  • Devour the scrumptious Newari cuisine by taking an off-beaten track with the food tour
  • Enjoy visiting temples, monuments, and alleyways while making food stops across the city

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Pickup from hotel, Food hunt and Dropoff

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Each trip is customized to fit the client's requirements and group size, the price of each trip we organize is different. The trip's price is calculated keeping in view the type of services and accommodation chosen by our clients. To offer you a personalized and seamless holiday experience, we create trips that suit your taste and travel budget.

We see travelers as individuals having their own special needs and preferences. An experience of a lifetime is only possible when each and every detail of your holiday is planned around your needs.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Pickup from hotel, Food hunt and Dropoff

Pickup from hotel

In the afternoon, you will be picked up by our guide to be taken to an exciting local food hunt around Kathmandu. Before the tour begins, make sure you wear comfortable shoes as you will have to walk the alleyways of the city. Also, ensure that you have mentioned any food allergies or preferences to your guide so we can arrange a safe experience for you.

Food hunt begins

Kathmandu is a land of temples and a haven for local cuisine as it is a melting pot of different cultures in Newari city. On this day, we will be visiting different local eateries around the city which have gained massive popularity for authentic Nepali cuisine. We will try at least five different secret local foods.

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the two-wheelers rushing around the alleyways, we will first visit the famous places for secret food, which is known to have been established generations ago, serving authentic Newari cuisine. Among the different items and places, you can try Chhoila- a spicy marinated buff or chicken meat, Bara - a Lentil pancake, alu, sekuwa (BBQ) and Yomari - steamed rice flour pockets filled with milk or molasses pudding.

Next, serving the best momos - a local dumpling made in Nepal which has acquired a fan following over the globe. While the fillings can be of different types, try the buff minced momos with authentic sauce for the best local experience.

Samosa is a fried cone-shaped pastry made with a savory filling of potato and spices that gives a burst of flavor. This is a favorite local delicacy among vegetarians.

To finally soothe your stomach and quench your thirst, we will head to next to get some cool lassi, a traditional sweet yogurt smoothie. Don't be surprised if you see a crowd in the shops selling Lassi, as they are the most popular local drink in the city.

Dropoff at hotel

After the satisfying and amazing experience with stuffed tummies, you will be dropped off at your hotel. If you wish to continue having these one-day tours, reach out to us to organize a similarly wonderful experience for you.

Tour Options: 

If you love food and want to try Kathmandu's dishes, we have two options for you: a half-day tour and a full-day tour.

The half-day tour starts at 2 PM near Kathmandu Durbar Square and lasts about 3 to 4 hours.

For a deeper dive into our cuisine, join our full-day tour. It begins at 12 PM and takes you around Kritipur and Patan. Here, you can taste traditional Newar food. This tour usually takes 6 to 7 hours. Have fun on your food journey!

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Trip Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

Based on 4 reviews
Very good

Ava Martinez
Feb 22, 2024
Best Tour in Kathmandu
An absolute delight! Naba, the best consultant and owner of Third Rock, curated an exceptional Secret Food Tour in Kathmandu. From the bustling streets to tucked-away eateries, every stop revealed the soul of Nepalese cuisine. Jackson Smith couldn't have asked for a better guide. Highly recommended for food enthusiasts seeking an authentic taste of Kathmandu!
Jackson Smith
Feb 22, 2024
Fantastic food toour
An unforgettable experience! From the vibrant markets to hidden culinary gems, the Secret Food Tour in Kathmandu delivered beyond expectations. Each bite was a journey through Nepal's rich flavors, expertly guided by passionate locals. Jackson Smith highly recommends this tour for anyone seeking a delicious adventure in Kathmandu!
Casey McCrae
flagsUnited Kingdom
Nov 21, 2022
Food Tour in Ktm
On my way to Ktm from Pokhara, I saw a YT video about Newari food in Kathmandu and I wanted to quench my food-hunger. I seeked recommendation from my friend and found this tour organized by Third Rock. I contacte Naba and he offered me this secret food tour and I loved it. The day I was in Kathmandu, they picked me up and we strolled around Ktm areas in search of local delicacies. There were great hotels, and eateries around the corner of the city where we could try many local dishes. I also got to talk with the owner of the hotels and know little about the food, it's background stories and recipies. I can remember some food like choila, bara, beaten rice, local potatoes spicy, and sekuwa. If you have extra day in Ktm, you can go around Ktm and try authentic newari dishes and you wont regret it.
Martha Bennett
flagsUnited States of America
Nov 21, 2022
Food Hunt Trip
I absolutely loved this Food Tour in Katmandu, organized by Third Rock Adventures. They picked me up from my Hotel near Jyatha Junction near Thamel. We visited local eateries and tried more than 10 local menus. From there, I loved buff choila, Baraa and yamari. I got to know more than 30 local dishes in Kathmandu.
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