Kolkatans are often mocked for their intrinsic obsession and love for food. They love to call themselves food-loving Bongs! Kolkata always have had an intimate connection with food. It’s a city of food lovers. Right from the staples like rolls, kochuri, fuchka, jhal muri to the delicious treats like Kolkata Biryani, Chap, Kassa, every food has its authentic style and taste in Kolkata. It’s a paradise of palatable food to savour all your five senses. The rich cuisines reflect the love of the city for its people and tourists!
Kolkata – the city of joy can also be called as the city of cuisines. You hail from any region of the world and you stand a chance of relishing some unique and authentic taste here. Each and every food of Kolkata is dished out with mouth watering ingredients and aromatic spices.
Kolkata never disappoints its food lovers. Be it North Indian or South Indian cusines, you can find every flavour in the restaurants of Kolkata. Also, you can savour the lip-smacking Thai, Continental, Chinese, Anglo-Indian and Tibetan cuisines that are brewed up with touch of love of Kolkata and served you with an innovative taste.
Also, Kolkata boasts of its sweet delicacies which treat the hunger pangs for all the foodies. The cottage cheese-made sandesh, chanar payesh and rasogolla are the pride of Kolkata. Also, if you have a sweet tooth, you would love to taste the real taste of sugary savouries like Misti doi, patali gur sweets, sharbhaja, langcha, etc. that are the original items of this city. If you taste these sweet delicacies once, you would long for more.
Fast food treats
Kolkata is also dotted with a number of street food shops and petty restaurants. Though they may not be grand, yet these eateries can serve you with real delicious foods that have ineffable taste. Rolls, chowmein, mughlai, chop, devils, kabiraji, cutlet, fries, etc. stuffed with delicious chicken, egg and fish servings deserve special mention. They are lip-smacking for snacks and meal additions!
Coming to the confectioneries in Kolkata, you would love to taste the patties, pastries, hot dogs, wrappers, sandwiches, soft rolls at the leading confectioneries here including Mio Amore, Flury’s, Jalajoga, Kathleen, Kookie Jar, Cakes, etc.
Nothing can beat the flavourful luchi/kochuri with aloor dum for the early breakfast or evening snack. You complement your fillers with samosa and jalebi.
The main courses
To taste the real and mouth-watering Kolkatan dishes, you should try out the delicious fish dishes. Fish, of all types and sizes, are adored by Kolkatans. There are leading restaurants and food joints serving Daab chingri, bhetki paturi, chitol muithya, ilish bhape, pabda jhaal, rui kaliya, chiken kassa, dakbanglo mutton, etc. These items exude the original taste of Kolkata. Also, you can go for chanar dalna, dhokar dalna, mugger dal, fulkopir daalna, echor dalna, etc. if you are vegetarian. Taste these hot and fresh with Pulao/rice or chapatti/parota and relish every bite!