Secret Food Tour

Exposing the Local Hideouts

$16.00 per guest


  • Experience local dishes that are truly off the beaten track
  • Can be 100% adjusted to any diet (vegan/vegetarian/gluten free)
  • A balanced city tour is also mixed in between food stops
  • Experience the vibrant and colorful streets of Kathmandu
  • Past guests feel that this is a great kickstarter tour to exploring Kathmandu
  • Tour can be made private (at additional cost)

Inclusive of:

  • Tasting 5 different local dishes & drinks
  • Eat as much as you can to your heart's desire
  • Cost of tour includes all food and drinks during the tour
  • An English speaking guide
  • Get oriented with the city and get answers to all your questions about Kathmandu from your local host!

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service (can be included at additional cost)
  • Food and beverages not within the scope of the tour
  • Alcoholic drinks
4.9 Out of 5
327 Reviews
Luke Porter Australia
30 Jun, 2019

Food was great

Katia Suarez United States
21 Jun, 2019

This tour was amazing! After already spending 2 days in Nepal we were really looking for the authentic cuisine and Backs...

$US 16.00 per guest
2 hours
1 - 20 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

You've seen the restaurants advertising 'Traditional Nepali food', when its so obviously westernized! Here's the trip where you get to visit the 5 famous stalls frequented only by the locals! Baras, Samosas, Momos, pani purri and lassi are the 5 epic stops. Once on the dark side, you never wanna go back. Let us bring you through the crazy streets of Kathmandu towards the locals favorite haunt - New Road! We'll pass by a number of local temples nestled within the alleys before reaching the food! We'll start the course at the Bara(Lentil Bread) shop before having a Samosa , special momos you won't have eaten anywhere else before ending off with the famous lassi and Pani purri which is said to be the best in Nepal. Here, you have to snatch or else you won't get any. It's THAT GOOD. (Don't worry we'll do the snatching for you ;) Please note that if you have selected an add on for pick up then we use local taxis. Note: The tour includes the food and water. If you have children under the age of 12, then please select the add-ons below for discounted price. For children under or equal to the age of 5 it is free. Gluten Free Food Tour includes: 1. Choila + Chewra: spiced grilled buffalo meat and beaten rice 2. Bara + side dish: Lentil bread + gluten free side dish like potato and mushroom 3. Aalu tikki chat: Mashed potato with vegetable curry and yogurt 4. Lassi 5. Your own choice of one milk based sweet in one of the most famous sweet shop Vegan Food Tour includes 1. Samosas 2. Cold lemon or lemon soda 3. Bara + side dish ( Lentil bread with potato or mushroom side dish) 4. Veg Chatamari ( Also known as Nepali pizza made from rice flour and vegetables) 5. Vegetarian momos Please note that we only provide pick up and drop off from the following locations and it's nearby areas: 1. Lazimpat 2. Swayambhu (Monkey Temple) 3. Bouddhanath 4. Budhha 5. Patan Durbar Square

Additional Information:

  • Wear comfortable shoes, clothes and don't forget to bring along your camera
  • Please Give your Preference on vegetarian or non-vegetarain ( buffalo or Chicken meat)
  • Please inform us about your allergies
  • Bring umbrella or raincoat (depending upon weather)
  • Be at the pick up location at the tour start time.

Upcoming availability

Wednesday, July 17
Thursday, July 18
Friday, July 19

Your Local Host

Kanti and Friends

We are a group of friends who are always passionate about showing travelers to Nepal the real side of the city and not just what the brochures and advertisements would have you see. Moreover we are interested in m...

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327 reviews from people who took this experience

Luke Porter Australia
30 Jun, 2019

Food was great

Katia Suarez United States
21 Jun, 2019

This tour was amazing! After already spending 2 days in Nepal we were really looking for the authentic cuisine and Backstreet Academy delivered!

Claudine Martin United States
19 Jun, 2019

The tour took us places we would never find, never think to look or would be afraid to try. It was exciting and very interesting. We were worried of getting sick from street food, but had no problems.

Jack Ullom Japan
17 Jun, 2019

Everything that I ate tasted amazing and I never would have found it otherwise. I even went back for more lassi the next day at the same location; it was that good! Plus nothing upset my stomach which was a huge plus.

Jocelyn Kope South Africa
9 Jun, 2019

For sure we wouldn’t have tried the various dishes at those very weird and special places. The people were wonderful and inviting, and the amount of food at the end of it all more than enough, although I’m curious as to why we needed to pay again? (Knowing the value of the food involved – which wasn’t much – I think the original price paid was more than enough, and then we might have been inclined to tip our guide rather.) It might be an idea to have more than 5 destinations on the tour at the ready, as when our guide found out that we were from multicultural Dubai, she might have directed us to the more unusual foods, as we’d already tried three of the items on the tour before so it wasn’t necessarily as nice and ‘unique’ as we’d have liked. However, the versions of things we’d tried were great examples each so we weren’t wanting for flavor, texture and delight. I also think a lead up to the various foods, with a history and story might have had us more intrigued about what was coming next to build excitement. As to the promise of eating as much as one wanted, we weren’t offered ‘seconds’ of anything along the way. (not that we needed to, but still...) A recommended trip - seriously, do it.

US$ 16.00 per guest
327 Reviews