Taste of Guwahati Exploring The City's Popular Street Foods

Guwahati entices with its cultural heritage and diverse street food. Experience an authentic gastronomic adventure, relishing delightful savouries and sweet treats amidst lush landscapes and stunning vistas
Representative image. Credit Unsplash
Representative image. Credit Unsplash

Guwahati, the bustling metropolis nestled in the heart of Assam, is a city that beckons with its rich cultural heritage and vibrant culinary scene. Amidst the lush landscapes and breathtaking vistas, Guwahati also boasts a delightful array of street foods that cater to the palates of locals and visitors alike. From delectable savouries to sweet treats, the city's street food offerings are an adventure that unveils the authentic flavours of Assam. Join us as we embark on a gastronomic journey to explore the lip-smacking street foods of Guwahati.

Poori Torkari

Poori is a deep-fried bread served with aloo torkari, a delicious potato curry. This classic combination has been a favourite in Guwahati for many years and continues to be a popular dish in the city and throughout Assam. If you visit Guwahati, trying this wholesome and flavourful dish is a must-do culinary experience.

Where To Eat&nbspWhile wandering through Guwahati's commercial areas, you'll frequently encounter stalls and small shops offering mid-day meals accompanied by hot Poori Torkari.


Jhalmuri&nbspcombines puffed rice, herbs, nuts, and chutneys to create a delightful blend of sweet, sour, and spicy flavours. The addition of mustard oil enhances its taste. Other such dishes relished by the locals include bhel and papdi chaat.

Where To Eat&nbspServed in paper cones and incredibly affordable, Jhalmuri is readily available from street vendors or small shops throughout the city.


One of the most popular northeastern delicacies, Momos, is commonly found in food carts along the streets of Guwahati. They come in various forms, including traditional dumplings, steamed, and deep-fried variations. Locals and visitors alike relish these delicious snacks, often served with a classic chilli sauce. In addition to vegetarian options, momos stuffed with mushrooms, chicken, shrimp, or pork are also available.

Where To Eat One recommended place to try this dish is Momo Ghar,&nbspconsidered the Northeast's first momo eatery and a popular restaurant among locals.


A roll is a delicious combination of vegetables, meat, eggs, onions, and sauces wrapped in refined wheat flour bread (maida paratha). These rolls are highly popular in Guwahati and enjoyed by people of all ages, including adults and kids, looking for a quick and tasty meal break. Various rolls are available, including egg, chicken, and veg.

Where To Eat&nbspFor the best rolls in Guwahati, consider visiting popular street food areas like Paltan Bazar, Fancy Bazar, and GS Road.


On the streets of Guwahati, hawkers offer Indian-style Chowmein, which has a unique flavour distinct from Hakka noodles. The dish is prepared with onions, cabbage, chillies, spices, sauces, and sometimes eggs and meat. It is commonly served with tomato or chilli sauce.

Where To Eat&nbspHead to the famous Reboti Chat House&nbspand try their many options, such as chicken, egg, and vegetarian chowmein. They also have an in-house variation called the Reboti Special Chowmein. 

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