Lal Bazaar is a great place to pick fresh fruits and organic vegetables, along with a variety of cottage cheese, alpine cheese and chhurpi, a special cheese made from yak’s milk. You can also buy pottery, prayer flags, Nepalese knives and baskets made from bamboo and cane. 

Orchid bulbs are another speciality of the bazaar. Orchids are Sikkim's floral emblem, and several varieties of the orchid bulb are sold at this market. They are usually available in winter. The market is especially lively on Sundays, and turns into an exhibition of sorts of the culture and heritage of Gangtok, with people from across the city flocking to it.  

Lal Bazaar was established in 1956, and has since been renamed as the Kanchenjunga Shopping Complex.