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Asian, Sri Lankan
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed September 10, 2020

The food was great and very delicious. The beans could have been cooked a bit more. But teh Egg plant, Bitter gourd and fish dished were tasty. Teh yellow rice also wasn't very oily.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 3, 2020 via mobile

Commendably managed by Agriculture Ministry Hela Bojun offers a variety of local food and drink, under hygienic conditions

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed February 10, 2020 via mobile

You can find an array of typical Sri Lankan village food here at very reasonable prices. Hela Bojun is a concept introduced by the Department of Agriculture, Peradeniya. It is a remarkable concept. It provides Sri Lankan village type freshly cooked food prepared by self-employed...women, giving these women an opportunity to make a living. The concept is similar to a food court in a Mall, except it is a sort of single cuisine. Each cook will prepare their own speciality food. It is a cash only operation. Behind this 'food market' you will find a plant nursery where you could buy typical Sri Lankan vegetable, fruit, spices and flower plants.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

What a foody experience. The food is awesome. So many options for tasty authentic Sri Lankan food. Yummy yummy.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 25, 2019 via mobile

Hela Bhojun outlets are managed by the Department of Agriculture and run by only women. The outlets are spread across srilanka and you get excellent and healthy food at this outlets. This are Veg only outlets that offer various dishes like Dosa, Kottu (Roti), Wada,...Jalebi, Soup, Juice etc. This are open kitchen and food is prepared fresh. The rates area really reasonable and food offered is really tasty. One can easily identify this outlets across Srilanka and surely trust them with the food. The women managing this outlets are well trained and really friendly.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 12, 2019 via mobile

Great local food eaten by locals. Freshly made from quality local ingredients at very good prices. Organised by department of agriculture. Recommend the dosa, pol roti, corn pudding and delicious soursop juice.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 24, 2019

Gives you the feel of the grand mother's kitchen. Food at service is closest one could get to home cooked quality in the middle of town.Decently priced ,with probably the lowest pressure on the purse by a refreshingly well mannered all female staff..Cannot count the...times visited.Each time a plus..More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed July 1, 2019

Hela Bojun is specious and open kitchen eatery at many places in Srikanka. This venture promotes local produce and empowering women. It is funded by the Ministry of Agriculture. You will find great taste of many vegetarian varieties like dosa, vada and other snacks. Price...is very reasonable. Several other interesting creations are their cowpea wadais, manioc croquettes, corn pittu, kos kottu, and olu rice, all priced between Rs. 20 and Rs. 40. In addition to this, they also make sweetmeats, drinks, and soups. Sitting area is open. You will find paid parking and paid toilets.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed June 25, 2019

Excellent place to have food on the way to Kandy, value for money, friendly service. All Sri Lanken healthy foods.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 21, 2019 via mobile

This was one of many Hela bojun stands we stopped at in our travels. Without exception we walked away loaded up with tasty treats for very little. Without exception the ladies who run these stalls were gracious and eager to share their creations with tourists....The Peradeniya outlet was among my favorites. We had the most delicious pani kavum and the lovely lady let me take some video of how she made these so I could try to make them when I get home. Do yourself a favour, deal with the crowd and stop for one of the best meals you will have in Sri LankaMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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July 3, 2019|
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Response from Viraj F | Reviewed this property |
There is no tea or coffee. But authentic drinks such as kola kenda and herbal hot drinks available.
Christiana H
April 18, 2018|
Response from Niluka72 | Reviewed this property |
hi it operates during day times. not seen opened in the night
June 19, 2017|
Response from Anuruddha B | Reviewed this property |
yeah as i said they are traditional goos. so the preference of taste vary according to the person
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Yes, Hela Bojun offers takeout services.

Hela Bojun is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5