Delectable Delights: Exploring Nainital's Top 5 Street Food Spots

From steaming hot momos to the delightful aroma of jalebis, Nainital's streets are a haven for all the foodies out there
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Nainital, nestled in the heart of the Kumaon region in India, is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, serene lakes, and charming hillside ambience. Yet, beyond its picturesque beauty lies a vibrant street food culture that offers a delectable array of local flavours and culinary delights. Exploring the bustling streets of Nainital unveils a world of savoury and sweet treats that captivate the taste buds and showcase the region's rich gastronomic heritage. Here are the top 5 street food spots that every food enthusiast must visit to experience the authentic flavours of Nainital.

Pastries At Sakley's 

Sakley's, which serves Chinese cuisine, including honey chicken and traditional Thai curries, is the place to enjoy Asian cuisine. It is located just off Mall Road. What's surprising is that Sakley's pastries are even better than these delicious items. If you are not in the mood to sit and eat there, request them to pack some lava cake and chocolate truffles to take home and enjoy later. 

Timings: 10 am to 10 pm

Address: Poplar Estate Alps Hotel Compound, Mallital, Nainital

Momos And Thukpas At Sonam Fast Food

Sonam Fast Food
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Make your way through the winding lanes of the Tibetan Market (Bhutia Market) and head towards Sonam Fast Food, situated in the middle of the market. It is famous for its momos and thukpas, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Located next to Naina Devi temple, it's an ideal place for a quick lunch after you're done offering prayers at the temple and shopping in the market. 

Timings: 10 am to 8 pm

Address: Tibetan Market, Mallital, Nainital 

Tea And Snacks At The Boat House Club

Sitting and having a cup of tea at the boat house club is a great way to enjoy the scenery of Naini Lake. In addition to tea, you can order cakes, sandwiches or spring rolls to satisfy your tummy. The vibe of this place is truly remarkable and will surely transport you to the heart of Bollywood. Don't forget to take photos here with your loved ones and friends. 

Timings: 10 am to 9:30 pm

Address: The Boathouse Club, Nainital Club Road, Mallital, Nainital

Pizza At Embassy Restaurant 

Embassy Restaurant
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Both locals and tourists frequent the embassy restaurant, which serves various highly authentic Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes, including pizzas. The prices here are incredibly affordable. Furthermore, the restaurant is a favoured spot and first choice for travellers, thanks to its tidy interiors and appealing decor that are beautifully complimented by timely and friendly service. 

Timings: 9 am to 11:30 pm

Address: The Mall, Mall Road, Mallital, Nainital

Coffee At Café De Mall

Delicious food, affordable rates and fantastic coffee—these are just a few reasons to visit this charming café overlooking the gorgeous Naini lake. The place serves Chinese, French, Italian and Indian cuisines, and it's up to you whether you want to have vegetarian or non-vegetarian dishes, whether chicken or seafood. For those who enjoy coffee, the splendid view might pale in comparison to the superb coffee here. 

Timings: 9 am to 11 pm

Address: Mall Road, Mallital, Nainital

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