Food Startups have started gaining popularity in Nepal especially after the breakthrough of Foodmandu in early 2013. Due to the busy routine that Nepali people have these days, they are eating out more often than not. So, many Nepali entrepreneurs are emerging towards the food and beverage industries. There are way too many players today fighting to win the consumers’ hearts literally through their bellies.
Reaching to their customers through web and media, food startups have made quite an achievement on their service. These startups are competing with themselves on the basis of quality of their food and their service. There are a wide variety of business models in the Food Tech space such as On-demand delivery, Concierge, market place and Home cooked food models to name a few. The model where there is greatest potential and new innovation can spin off is ‘Home-cooked food’ model. Companies like Foodmario have become the ones to initiate this model.
Some of the companies have come up with unexpected and truly exceptional business ventures. As a result, they have been able to score big in Food Tech industry. That being said, let us take a look at top food startups in Nepal that are currently running the market.
Top 7 Food Tech Startups in Nepal
Foodmandu is one of the pioneers that have made success through their typical business model of On-demand delivery in Nepal. Since their formation in late 2010, Foodmandu has been successful in delivering food to our doorstep from our desired restaurants. Their services operate from 11:00 am to 8:30 pm every day of the week.
Foodmandu delivers food from its partner restaurants. As of now, Foodmandu has collaborated with more than 170 most popular restaurants of Kathmandu valley. The delivery system is bounded within locations of ring road inside Kathmandu valley. The general time for delivery is 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the ordered location. You can see the details regarding delivery fee by clicking the link here. You have an option to select a wide variety of food from a wide variety of restaurants. The discount offers are also dependent on the restaurants that you select from. You can now order your food either from your Android or iOS Foodmandu app or by visiting their website.
Another food startup that has been successfully running around for more than a couple of years is Bhoj. Founded in 2015, Bhoj is a One-stop mobile app for all the foodies in Nepal which is available for both iOS and Android devices. You can search food from various restaurants and they will deliver food to your doorstep in no time.
Bhoj (previously named Bhojdeals) not only deliver you food but also allow you to read and post restaurant reviews, explore restaurant menu and earn credits to their specific currency called BhojWallet and so on. They provide many deals and offers occasionally through which you can save up to 30% on your food bill.
Foodmario is a unique platform that connects home cooks with customers and delivers the cooks’ creations. They initiated the innovative ‘Home-cooked food’ model which is quite unique in comparison to other food startups in this list.
Started in 2017, Foodmario has been providing an entrepreneurial capacity to passionate home cooks. Using Foodmario’s versatile online platform, home entrepreneurs can showcase their healthy, home-cooked fare, tweak their recipes on the basis of feedback received and grow their market.
Since Foodmario still doesn’t have a specific application, you can place your order via Facebook Messenger or simply contact their number. You have a bunch of lists of healthy home-made food to choose from. If you are into home-made food, you should definitely check them out.
Established in 2017, 911 Food Express is also an online food delivery business that provides a variety of Indo-Chinese, Indian and Continental Foods at your resident or working place inside Kathmandu valley. Their service time operates from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm from Sunday to Saturday.
The most attractive side of 911 Food Express is that they provide a multi-cuisine choice menu from breakfast to dinner. Also, the delivery charge is free of cost. You can place your orders by visiting their website or by contacting their phone number. Be it a party or training, conference or a seminar, they help to assist you with their kitchen expertise to make your event a success.
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Set up in 2017, Find you Food is an online food delivery company that delivers ordered food free of delivery charge and other hidden costs. There are countable specific items on their menu. However, the price ranges are quite affordable and the quality of food is also quite decent.
Find you Food falls under few of the food startups that have their own chef and delivery personnel to prepare ordered food and deliver it to your location. You can get different taste due to the daily changes in menu among Nepalese, Indian and Continental food items. Along with the strive to deliver the food free of cost, Find you Food tries to surprise its customers with a variety of foods and it’s top-notch service.
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Bhok Lagyo also has its own unique way of delivering foods late night at your doorstep. Like the above mentions in this list, it is also bounded within Kathmandu valley.
On contrary to other food startups in this list, Bhok Lagyo operates late night. If you are up for dinner, desserts or midnight munchies late in the night, you should seek no further. You just have to contact them on their phone number or on Facebook to place your order. And then, you’re good to go. Hence, when you are staying up late hours for work or to watch a football game, you can quench your hunger through Bhok Lagyo.
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Foodmood is an online food order and delivery service that deliver foods from any of their member restaurants. Unlike all the above food startups on this list, the service of Foodmood is not available in Kathmandu valley. It has reached to places like Pokhara and Chitwan which is considerable in this case.
You can place your order online or by contacting their phone number. The service hours are different on Pokhara and Chitwan. Their service hours operate from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm and from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm respectively. So depending on where you are, you can select your favorite food from a bunch of restaurants and get them delivered at your doorstep in about an hour.