Good Shops & Eateries
Fantastic vegetarian and vegan food, chilled and relaxed ambience and some very cool social projects on the go!
Authentic Tibetan, Nepalese and Bhutanese food in the heart of Thamel. Super traditional food and decor.
Forest & Plate
A stylish and laid back organic salad bar high above the busy Thamel streets in Sargarmatha Bazar.
Many vegetarian and vegan options and really tasty food. Mix of local and middle eastern, highly rated!
Buy Quality Local
Local Women's Handicrafts
A fair trade, eco-conscious collective of women who create unique fashion and decor in Nepal.
Ethical and handmade, quality designer fashions made in Nepal. Support local designers and producers.
Melting Pot & JuJu
Top quality cotton, hemp & bamboo tees, shirts & hoodies. Inspiring pride in Nepali youth with cool messages in designs.
Women's Skills Development Organisation
Fair trade textile & handicraft collective focused on empowering and educating disadvantaged women.
Aji’s mission is to empower the elderly to live healthy and happy lives by providing a platform to showcase their skills and knowledge.
Recycled Nepali Handicrafts. Providing training, employment and empowerment for women in Nepal. “Giving Kathmandu’s rubbish a second life”.
Mandala Yoga Studio
Widest selection of yoga, spa and healing in Kathmandu. Offering a large selection of massage therapy & spa treatments
Divine Yoga Nepal
Many types of yoga and meditation classes. Yoga theory classes, reiki, singing bowl courses & yoga teacher training.
Daily classes in different Yoga styles under the guidance of experienced teachers from different parts of the world.
Himalayan Java Coffee
Promoting Nepali Coffee by investing in people from the grower to the consumer and to promote locally grown coffee.
Very popular restaurant with Lake views, excellent food, fine bar and live music. Cool atmosphere.
Fresh and nutritious food and beverages are what we do. Gourmet salads, fresh juices, smoothies, Lava grills & more.
Go Veggie & Vegan
Great vegetarian food, they can make almost anything on their menu vegan. Super friendly folks, passionate vegans.
Must visit food destination with hipster drinks, innovative brunches, the menu reflects the concept “from farm to table”.
Vegetarian cafe which offers many vegan dishes. Famous for it’s Buddha bowls, smoothie bowls and loads more.
Small vege restaurant serving mostly Nepali cuisine with some international dishes, Tara will modify dishes to suit you.
Family-run vege restaurant with lake views. Serves healthy organic food with many vegan options. Healing herbs too.
Focussed on healthy cooking with Ayurvedic, Macrobiotic, Probiotic Foods. Make your own smoothies.
Mudra Yoga & Fitness
Large, bright studio with beautiful view of the lake, combining yoga and singing bowls. Advanced to newbie.
Cheerful and energetic yoga with sound bowl sessions and many styles, good fun and nice long classes!
OM Family Yoga Studio
You can take yoga classes here, but you can also learn meditation or have a relaxing massage. Popular for beginners.