About Upohar

Upohar, meaning “gift”, is a social impact food business in Lancaster, Pa. We serve distinctive global fare, and specialize in vegan, vegetarian and naturally gluten-free food.

As our gift of opportunity, we employ, train, and pay living wages to people experiencing significant barriers to workforce entry (such as newly resettled refugees), and put them on a path to economic self-sufficiency.

Our distinctive global fare provides an enticing lens into our team members’ rich cultures of origin. We specialize in vegan, vegetarian and naturally gluten-free food. Taste the flavors of the world at our restaurant, through our catering services, at our market stand, or food truck!

Global Flavors Catering

Our catering branch offers wide range of services for both business and private events, large and small. We specialize in global cuisines, featuring authentic recipes from our employees’ home countries. From business lunch packages to custom-designed dinners, we work with you to create the perfect menu to meet your needs.

Vegetarian Restaurant

At the restaurant, we offer vegan, vegetarian, and naturally gluten-free food from all over the world. We serve lunch from 11:30-2:30, and dinner from 5-8, Monday-Saturday. BYOB.  Visit us! 

Christina’s Criollo

“Comida criolla” is Puerto Rican food that combines Spanish cooking techniques and local ingredients. Our stand at Lancaster Central Market is called Christina’s Criollo, because here you can sample chef/owner Christina Maldonado’s family recipes from Puerto Rico.

Food Truck

Our food truck functions as a mobile retail outlet, and participates in outdoor festivals and farmers markets throughout the region. It can also be reserved for private food truck parties!

The Story of Upohar: A Documentary

Learn about the inspiration behind Upohar.

Meet Sri

SrirupaDasgupta-2012Srirupa Dasgupta, founder/owner of Upohar and certified Integral Coach®, brings to her business and her coaching practice a deep understanding of the leader’s role in building successful organizations. Read more.