Upohar, which means gift in Bengali, is a “social impact” business and offers a gift of employment opportunity paying living wages to resettled refugees in Lancaster, Pa. We celebrate our employees’ culture and heritage by preparing authentic food from their home countries. Our food is primarily vegan and naturally gluten-free. Our affordable, international and healthy menu distinguishes us from other ethnic restaurants in the area.
See below for menus, pricing and packages.
Entrées (main meal)
Cumin Rice (basmati rice flavored with cumin seeds)
Masoori Dal (lentil stew with onions and aromatic spices)
Tarkari (fresh seasonal vegetable sautéed with potatoes, tomatoes cooked with aromatic spices)
To eat in the traditional manner, serve all the food on the same plate, mix to blend the flavors, and enjoy!
Pea Pulao (basmati rice cooked with green peas and aromatic garam masala)
Chholar Dal (Bengal gram stew cooked with coconut, ginger and cumin seeds)
Shaak Bhaja (kale and eggplant sautéed with Bengali five-spice mixture) -OR- Shaada Tarkari (cauliflower and potatoes flavored with nigella and green chilies)
Bengali food is aromatic and a touch sweet, and not spicy (hot). Typically, a Bengali meal is eaten in courses: rice and dal with something fried, followed by rice and vegetables, etc. This menu may be eaten concurrently: mix the rice and dal, and eat each mouthful of the rice-dal mixture with a bite of a vegetable dish.
Nigerian Fried Rice (rice and mixed vegetables cooked with coconut milk)
Central African Peanut Stew (eggplant, bell peppers and tomatoes cooked in a rich peanut sauce)
Congolese Kale (kale sautéed with onions and tomatoes)
The creamy peanut stew calls for a textured vegetable dish like kale to round it out!
Épinards aux Aubergine (spinach, eggplant and cucumber in a light peanut sauce)
Madesu (red beans cooked with tomatoes, onion and spices)
Bulai (basmati rice with onion, tomatoes and spices)
Vegetable Tagine (a Moroccan stew with tomatoes, bell peppers, green beans, artichoke hearts and olives)
Couscous (North African pasta cooked with onion and thyme)
Nepali Cabbage Salad (shredded cabbage with sliced tomatoes, red onions, cilantro and toasted ground spices)
Cucumber Aachar (spicy cucumber salad with tomatoes, red onion, cilantro and spices)
Alu Aachar (potato salad with toasted sesame seeds, red onion and cilantro)
African Cucumber Salad (chopped cucumber with peanuts, ginger and green chilies)
Loubia (Egyptian-style black-eyed pea salad with parsley and spices)
Asparagus Salad (fresh asparagus and green peas with a light mixed herb dressing)
Sanbusa (Iraqi-style baked turnovers filled with lightly-spiced mixed vegetables)
Vegetable Vadai (crunchy and lightly-spiced corn and lentil fritters) served with chutney
Shijar bil Firin (Iraqi-style zucchini frittata with cheese and fresh herbs)
Hummus (Iraqi-style chickpea dip with sesame butter, garlic and lemon juice)
Beguni (Bengali-style chickpea batter-fried eggplant flavored with nigela)
Sabudana Vada (tapioca pearl and potato fritters) served with chutney
Savory Tartlets (filled with butternut squash and kale in a coconut-lime sauce)
Coconut Kheer (coconut-milk pudding sweetened with palm jaggery and flavored with cardamom and rosewater)
Tranches d’Orange au Sirop (candied orange slices served with tapioca pudding flavored with cinnamon and orange blossom water)
Kolar Bora (Bengali-style fennel-flavored banana fritters in syrup)
Pumpkin Coconut Pudding (pumpkin pudding made with coconut milk and spices)
Stroopies Waffle Cookies (Dutch cinnamon cookies filled with caramel) — plain or chocolate-dipped
Lebu Cha (Calcutta-style black tea with lemon and rock salt)
Sharab al-Leymoun (lemonade flavored with orange blossom water and mint)
Pricing and Packages
The following prices apply for pick-up or delivery; they don’t include services. We can provide a quote for services upon request — please let us know!
Boxed lunches — $11 each, includes an entrée (choose from selection above), a salad and a Stroopies cookie. (Beverages additional).
Buffet-style service — $80, serves 10. Includes one entrée (choose from selection above) and disposable serving and eating utensils. Add dessert for $3 per person. Add beverage for $2 per person.
Buffet-style service — $150, serves 10.
Includes a salad and one entrée (choose from selection above) and disposable serving and eating utensils.
- Add appetizer: $4 per person for each selection
- Add one dessert: $3 per person for each selection
- Add beverage: $2 per person for each selection
- 3 items for $10 per person
- 5 items for $15 per person
Would you like our suggestions to fine-tune your menu?
Submit a request and we will get back to you.
Come taste the food. We serve lunch Monday-Friday, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (take-out available until 2 p.m.) and dinner on Saturdays from 5:30-9 p.m. (last seating at 8:30 p.m.). We are BYO.
241 W. Roseville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
(off Fruitville Pike, same side as K-Mart but the next block, around the corner from SaveMart)