A Food Lover's Guide to Kolkata: Must-try Dishes & Where to Find Them

Kolkata, the vibrant capital of West Bengal, is renowned for its rich cultural heritage and delectable cuisine. This city, with its blend of historical charm and modern influences, offers a culinary journey like no other. In this food lover's guide, we will unveil the best places to eat in Kolkata, highlight the must-try dishes, and explore the gastronomic delights of Park Street.

A bowl of Bengali mustard fish curry

The Best Places to Eat in Kolkata

Kolkata is a paradise for food enthusiasts, offering a wide range of culinary experiences that reflect its diverse heritage. When it comes to the best places to eat in Kolkata, you simply cannot miss these iconic eateries.

Peter Cat - Located on Park Street, Peter Cat is famous for its legendary Chelo Kebabs and sizzlers. Don't forget to try their signature dish, the sizzling Chelo Kebab with buttered rice and a sunny-side-up egg.

Mocambo - Another gem on Park Street, Mocambo is known for its continental cuisine and classic cocktails. Indulge in their ever-popular Fish a la Diana, a succulent fillet of fish baked with cheese and white sauce.

Flurys - For those with a sweet tooth, Flurys is a heaven of delectable desserts and pastries. Established in 1927, this iconic tearoom serves delicious cakes, pastries and freshly brewed tea. Try their signature Black Forest Cake or the melt-in-your-mouth Swiss Rolls.

The Best Food to Eat in Kolkata

Kolkata's culinary offerings are as diverse as its cultural fabric. The city boasts an array of mouth-watering dishes that are sure to tantalise your taste buds. Here are a few must-try delicacies.

Indian street food fuchka with mint water

Rosogolla - Kolkata is synonymous with this iconic sweet delicacy. Made from soft and spongy cottage cheese balls soaked in a sugary syrup, Rosogolla is a must-try for every food lover visiting Kolkata.

Kathi Rolls - Kolkata's famous street food, Kathi Rolls, are succulent kebabs wrapped in flatbread. The combination of juicy meat, tangy sauces and flaky paratha creates a burst of flavours in every bite.

Puchka - Known as Golgappa or Pani Puri in other parts of India, Puchka in Kolkata is an absolute delight. These crispy hollow spheres filled with a mixture of spicy tamarind water, mashed potatoes and chickpeas will leave you craving for more.

a cook preparing a local Bengali dish

Places to Eat in Park Street, Kolkata

Park Street in Kolkata is a gastronomic hub with many dining options. Besides Peter Cat and Mocambo, mentioned earlier, here are a few more places you should explore:

The Blue Poppy - This restaurant serves authentic Tibetan cuisine, including lip-smacking momos and thukpa (noodle soup).

Bar-B-Q - If you're a barbecue enthusiast, Bar-B-Q is the place to be. Indulge in their delicious grilled meats and savour the flavours of a traditional Indian barbecue.

Trincas - Established in 1959, Trincas is a legendary pub and restaurant known for its live music and sumptuous continental and Indian fare.

Kolkata is a food lover's paradise, offering a remarkable blend of flavours and culinary experiences. From iconic dishes like Rosogolla and Kathi Rolls to the vibrant dining scene on Park Street, this city will captivate your senses. Explore this and a lot more when you stay at Kenilworth Hotel, Kolkata.