Food in Kolkata is elaborate and rich. You will give up for the day after every meal but regain your hunger purely for the number of things you must try. We devoured a spread of Bengali and cafe-style food over three days.
Here is the list of our must-haves:
Thick Bengali mutton preparation served with lunch
Have this at We tried it at Kosha Koshe, but it was very spicy. We would recommend either 6 Ballygunj Place or Bhoj Company
Cost: Rs. 250-400
Nolen Gurer Icecream
Rich Jagerry (Gur) Ice cream
Have this at 6 Ballygunj Place
Cost: Rs. 165
Battered fish fry served Kasaundi (Bengali mustard sauce)
Have this at Literally everywhere! We had it at Bhoj Company
Cost: Ranges in between Rs. 40-150
Traditional Chinese food
Having a huge Chinese population, Kolkata has many Chinese options. We went to Tung Fong and had the yummiest fried chicken, fried rice and Kung Pao. Not sure if it was authentic but it was delicious.
Have this at Tung Fong
Cost: Rs. 1000 for a meal for two
We also had Chelo kebab at Peter Cat but found that it was nothing to write home about. The kebabs were dry, and the place was just not warm. Due to lack of time, we had puchkas at Haldiram’s, but we bet there are better places.