Food in Kolkata: an Overview

Kolkata: ‘The City Of Joy’, is famous for its food all over India. It is the go-to place for people who enjoy digging in street food. Kolkata offers a wide range of delicacies to choose from. From the mouth-watering ‘Bhapa Ilish’ to the spicy and tangy ‘Jhaal Muri’; from the spicy ‘Pav Bhaji’ at Mayaram’s to the crispy ‘telebhajas’ in College Street; from the hot ‘Chillas’ outside the Vardaan Market to the ‘Kathi Rolls’ in Park Street; Kolkata has tons of food to offer.

The food here is delicious, pocket-friendly and a treat for the people. One can actually eat to his heart’s content with just Rs.100 in his pocket. The famous ‘Puchka’ can be found in every alternate street here. Puchkas are an absolute delicacy. The spicy, tangy and sour taste of Puchkas will leave you wanting for more. Those with a sweet tooth can indulge themselves into the sweetness of ‘Roshogullas’ and ‘Sondesh’. ‘Mishti Doi’ is another such special and famous delicacy. It is basically sweet yogurt. One bite of these delicacies is sure to take you straight to the food heaven.

Kolkata has to offer everything that one can want. If someone craves for a simple and humble meal, Kolkata treats them with its ‘Khichuri-Begun Bhaja’ and ‘Luchi-Aloo Dum’. Kolkata is also the home to various five-star hotels and famous restaurants. The breakfast spread at J.W Marriot is extremely hard to resist. You get to enjoy a wide variety of cuisines in the city. Italian, Chinese, Thai, Indian; you name any and you’ll get it. If you want to enjoy the local cuisine, you can go to Oh! Calcutta, Bhojohari Manna or Kewpie’s. Kolkata has amazing options for dessert lovers as well. The very mention of the desserts at Flury’s or Kookie Jar is enough to make mouths water. We even have a specialty restaurant, The Yellow Chilli, founded by the well-known Chef Sanjeev Kapoor.

Kolkata offers food which can tingle each and every kind of taste bud. The food here is mostly spicy and tangy. It is under the influence of a large variety of cultures. Its effect can be found in its cuisine. People here love to cook for others. The love and affection that Kolkata is especially known for are reflected in the food that we serve. It is an absolute haven for food enthusiasts. The food here is enough to warrant a visit to the ‘City Of Joy’.


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