With its lush green valleys and breathtaking skyline, Sikkim is a must-visit destination in North East India. Nature-lovers will be mersmerised with its scenic mountains on one side and serene valleys on the other. Blessed with abundant natural landscapes, Sikkim is also known to treat tourists to lip-smacking local delicacies. Gangtok, its capital, is known for its numerous restaurants serving authentic Sikkimese food to satisfy our taste buds. While on your next trip to Sikkim, do not forget to go food hopping in Gangtok and try its lip-smacking local delicacies. We have curated a list of few of the local restaurants in Gangtok that you need to try out on your next visit.
7 Best Places To Eat At When You Are In Gangtok
1. Taste Of Tibet
This restaurant has the perfect ambience and it attracts numerous tourists, who hang out with in groups. The restaurant is famous for its momos, thukpa and more authentic Tibetan food. Do not expect a fine dining experience but simply piping hot food at this restaurant.
2. Mu Kimchi
For all the Korean food lovers, this authentic Korean restaurant, amidst the hills of Gangtok, will give you the closest experience to Korean food you will have in India. The interiors of the restaurant are made out of bamboo with wooden lamps to give a classy ambience. The must-try dishes include seaweed soup, Bulgogi set and Kimbap.
This restaurant chain has outlets in Gangtok and Delhi. It offers authentic Sikkimese food which is not restricted to momos and thukpa. Its elaborate menu includes the specialties like paheli dal, philingey chutney, nakima, kaalo dal, aloo simi timbur, mushroom sandheko and much more.
4. Shuffle Momos
Mountain spots make you crave for hot momos, so here is one for all the momo lovers. Shuffle momos offer a variety of the dish which includes pork and chicken momos. Green chilly momos, aloo fried cheese momos and a bowl of steaming hot soup are must-try options at this joint.
5. Cafe Fiction
A trip to the hills demands a cup of hot coffee and your favourite read in hand. Cafe Fiction is a cosy bookstore. You can browse through the collection of books from the North Eastern authors while devouring a fresh batch of cheese cakes.
6. Hamro Bhansa Ghar
This one is if you want to try out Nepalese food. Try their thali which is an elaborate affair consisting of rice, dal, sabzi, papad, and traditional condiments. The spicy aloo salad with carrots, radish, onions and home cooked sauce is a must-try spicy dish for cosy winter nights.
7. Bhutia Kitchen
To get a flavour of authentic Bhutanese food, try out this restaurant. Their specialty includes ema datsi, which is a local Bhutanese recipe. The locals in Gangtok suggest this restaurant as a must-visit. You wouldn't want to miss a local recommendation like that!
Do let us know in the comments section below which ones you'll be heading to.