Artistic, literary, musical and intellectual Darjeeling is all of them and more. It is brimming with scenic views like you have never seen before, and with tea-plantations that are capable of making your heart skip a beat, or even two. But probably you know all of that! What you don’t know, however, is the fact that Darjeeling is also a melting pot of numerous culinary delights! Don’t believe us? Well, simply book an air ticket to this hill station and know for yourself. But before you do, let u tell you what to indulge in when you get there!
Whether it is the succulent pineapples from Siliguri, or the zesty oranges from the local orchards when it comes to revelling is some fresh produce, Darjeeling is the best place to be!
What is a piping hot cup of tea, without some fresh baked cookies and a hill-view that you can soak in? Well, we couldn’t agree more and hence advise you to take out the time to enjoy a laid-back tea-time alone or with your special someone at one of the numerous joints in the city!
Dalle is nothing but scrumptiously spiced pickles that are native to this town. Sold in glass bottles, essentially made of red bell peppers, these pickles are a must-have for anyone with an inclination for hot chilly flavours! Even for those, who do not have a taste for all things spicy, these pickles are stunningly satisfying.
Dominated by rice and fermented bamboo shoots, Naga Thalis are the go-to meals for most locals. You can relish these with any chicken, fish or pork based dish of your choice! Of course, the sides of pickles and ghee make these thalis a lot more interesting than they sound. The taste of bamboo shoots, however, is an acquired one and we suggest you to try it only if you’re fond of experimenting!
Now, this is a special type of cheese made using animal milk, mostly that of cows or yaks. This cheese doubles up as a snack, which can be both relished on its own, or enjoyed with Niguru!
Okay, so you won’t find them in your regular restaurants, or even eateries. In order to taste these delectable flatbreads you’ll most likely need to visit a local home. Made with rice flour, and deep fried for that added crunch, the Sael Rotis are essentially a Nepalese delicacy but are fondly enjoyed in Darjeeling with a side of chutney!
While the list is endless, these are the foods we liked best in Darjeeling. Of course, you can try your hands at the Nepalese and Bengali Thalis, then there are thupkas, momos and more! So, what are waiting for? Book the cheapest flight tickets available for this incredible destination and embark on a culinary journey like never before!