Popular Brands of Nepal for food
There are now many food brands which are booming and are representing Nepali product on the Nepali market. In the world of global fast food chains like Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), MCDonald’s, etc., Nepalese brands like Bota, Bajeko Sekuwa, Kwality Ice Cream etc., have made it in the tough and competitive Nepali market.
‘Choco Choco Choco Choco Chocofun’ we all are familiar with this iconic chorus, don’t we? Chocofun is very popular food brand among the Nepalese diaspora. It is one of the leading confectionery manufacturing and marketing company in Nepal and popular products of Sujal foods private limited. This is subsidiary of Laxmi group established in 1974 A.D and founded by Buddhi Bahadur Shrestha and Ganesh Bahadur Shrestha in Pokhara.
Initially, the name of the factory was ‘Laxmi Mithai Bhandar’ which started as a small confectionary factory. Then, it gradually developed its resources and now it conquer 60% of the market of chocolate in Nepal.
Sujal food is one of the leading examples of popular food brands of Nepal. It is pioneer in the field of food industry in Nepal. Not much Nepali industries can make to this journey in this competitive environment. Sujal food private limited has set an example in this field.
Bota, is another name for a local momo, which is a popular nepali dish. The founder of this food business is Niven Amatya, who grew up like every other child eating and endorsing the nepali cuisine. He completed his studies from London in International Business. After returning, he saw the opportunity of making a Nepali food brand and saw immense opportunity in the momo. He was determined to experiment in the taste of momo and his vision turned out to be promising.
He perfectly combine the ethnicity of food and culture in the Nepali Market. Now, the popular food chain has branches not only in Kathmandu but also in the other major cities like Bhaktapur, Dharan, Pokhara, and Biratnagar. In the near future it has plans to open outlets even outside Nepal.
Bajeko Sewaka started with a stall. The founder of this popular food chain in Nepal is Late Mr. Dinanath Bhandari. Initially, it was a small food stall close to Tribhuvan International Airport. People came to eat his famous Barbecue, people used to call him Baje and Barbecue is called ‘Sekuwa’ in Nepali.
People liked his style and he endorsed the name Bajeko Sekuwa and hence ‘Bajeko Sekuwa’ became one of the famous food brands in Nepal. It is one of the pioneers in the field of food business in Nepal and one of the landmarks of food industry. It showed us that Nepali food brands can also be of different level.
The legacy of Mr. Dinanath Bhandari was carried on by his son Mr. Chetan Bhandari. Apart from chains in Kathmandu it has outlets across the major cities like Janakpur, Nepalgunj, Birjung, Biratnagar and Mugling across country and one outlet in New York. It has plans to extend chains to countries like UK and Australia. This is so inspiring that Nepalese Food brands are making it to the competitive market of fast food. We have the obligation to promote and nurture these brands. Eventually they are the ones that represent Nepal in global platforms.