- When we hear about Kolkata, the first thing that comes to our mind is Eden gardens and famous street food in Kolkata, Bengalis are very food lovers and their food is also very good and mostly Kolkata’s street food is very famous and cheap as well If you ever visit Kolkata then there are some street foods that are very famous which you should definitely try.
- Kathi rools
- kachuri aloo dum
- khaja goja jilipi
- singhra aloo chop beguni
- Kolkata’s famous rosogolla
- jhal muri
- papri chat
- moghali porotha
- street soda
- chicken kobiraji
- ghuti Gorom
- alu kata
- khasta kochuri
- chanar payes, rosmalai
- chanar jilapi
- Lord chamcham
Frequently asked questions.
1) what is the famous street food of Kolkata?
ans: There are many types of street food available in Kolkata Here are some of the most famous street foods is chowmein, mughlai paratha, Kathi rolls, etc.
2) what is the famous sweet in Kolkata?
Kolkata’s most famous sweet is Rasgolla,But moreover there are more different types of sweets available here Such as chana jilapi, Lord chamcham, Rasmalai etc.
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Cheap food like Kolkata is not available in any state in India, even It is also very tasty this is my bet with you, Here you can eat comfortably for 20 INR,
Here are some famous street food in Kolkata.
- 0.1 1) Kolkata’s famous Egg rolls (kathi roll) :
- 0.2 2) Phuchka :
- 0.3 3) Kachuri aloo dum :
- 0.4 4) Chowmein :
- 0.5 5) Khaja Goja and Jilapi :
- 0.6 6) Singhra, Alurchop and Beguli :
- 0.7 7) Momo :
- 0.8 8) Kolkata’s famous Rosogolla :
- 0.9 9) Mutton kosha:
- 0.10 10) Jhal muri:
- 0.11 11) Papri chat:
- 0.12 12) Moghali porotha:
- 0.13 13) Flavour soda:
- 0.14 14) Chicken kobiraji:
- 0.15 15) Alu kata:
- 0.16 16) Ghuti Gorom:
- 0.17 17) Khasta kachuri:
- 1 Famous sweets of Kolkata:
1) Kolkata’s famous Egg rolls (kathi roll) :
Kathi rolls are very famous among our street food in Kolkata, When you can enjoy the street food of Kolkata, you will see the Egg rolls in almost every shops in street, You will see meny variety of options in the kathi rolls here
like Egg rolls (most famous and must try) chicken rolls, Egg chicken rolls, paneer roll, Egg paneer roll, and meny more You go and tell the shopkeeper that you want to roll in laccha paratha,This will make your rolls more tastier, street food in park Street Kolkata Most of rolls are made in lachcha paratha it is best food area in Kolkata.
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2) Phuchka :
In Calcutta, panipuri is called Fuchka Panipuri is something that is easily available in almost every part of India in Kolkata And we all know how delicious it is to eat Girls especially like it.
On the streets of Kolkata, you can see many Fuchka vendors And here they are available very cheaply Like you get five phuchkas for only 10 rupees in fuchka Vendors sell another Things to eat called churmur Kolkata’s people love to eat it, If you come here you will definitely have, and it is best street food in Esplanade Kolkata.
3) Kachuri aloo dum :
People from every city in India Likes to eat different foods for breakfast like Delhi’s people like to have chole kulche in their breakfast and Chennai people like to have idli dosa in their breakfast Just like that Kolkata’s people like to have kachuri aloo dam in their breakfast
These are very tasty to eat, Kachuri aloo dum you will find in most of sweet shops and vendors, Kachuri is available here for only 5 rupees every piece, and aloo dum is free and it is also the best street food in Kolkata location.
4) Chowmein :
Chawmin is found all over India and even all over the world, Chowmein is a very famous street food here, Chaomin is usually sold in restaurants somewhere but it is also sold in some street shops in Kolkata.
There are generally three types of Chowmein available in Kolkata 1.veg 2.Egg and 3.Chicken you can get a plate of chaomin here for 50 to 100 rupees it is the best street food in park Street Kolkata and it is best street food places in Kolkata.
5) Khaja Goja and Jilapi :
You all know about Jalebi in West Bengal Jalebi is called jilapi Khaja and Goja is also very popular
sweets in West Bengal, These are made with flour and dip into the chasni(sugar syrup) Kolkata street’s These are sold for only Rs.5/7 per piece.
6) Singhra, Alurchop and Beguli :
You must have heard the famous televaja in Kolkata Singara and alurchops are eaten here as a evening snacks,On the streets of Kolkata you will see many televaja shops.
There are many more available in vendors/shops such as nimki, sandwich, khasta kochuri , egg devil, Different types of fish chops don’t forget to eat these.
7) Momo :
Momo is actually a Chinese food that has gained a lot of fame in India now momo is available in different parts of almost all over India Different variety of mumos are sold on the Kolkata’s street like chicken momo, vegetable momos, grilled momos, chilli momos, gravy momo.
8) Kolkata’s famous Rosogolla :
You must have heard about Rasgolla.It is a very beautiful and delicious sweet and West Bengal is famous all over the world for Rasgolla This is where the first rasgolla was made People from far and wide are in Kolkata only to eat rasgolla, You will definitely try it in Kolkata. It is very cheap to get a rasgolla for only 10/5 rupees.
9) Mutton kosha:
We all eat mutton but Kolkata’s mutton kosha is very famous, There is a restaurant in Shyambazar, Kolkata called Golbari Restaurant It is about 200 years old, The mutton kosha here is famous all over Kolkata If you come to Kolkata, you must come here and try mutton kosha.
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10) Jhal muri:
Bengalis love to eat jhal muri And this is something that you will find on every street starting from Kolkata local train also It is made by mixing some dried chilli nuts and some spices with murdi(rice puff) in Kolkata It is available for only 10 rupees and you will definitely try it.
11) Papri chat:
Papri chat are sold on the streets of Kolkata and most of the time near any park. It is one of the most famous street food in Kolkata It is usually made with flour And selling it with some spices On the streets of Kolkata it sells for just Rs 30 a plate.
12) Moghali porotha:
Moghlai Parota is a very famous street food in Kolkata It is sold in almost all restaurants in Kolkata and West Bengal as well, This partha is made by mixing some spices with an egg in a big pot It is very delicious to eat.
If you are in Kolkata, you must try this paratha Here it is sold for only 70 to 80 rupees per piece.
13) Flavour soda:
You must have seen lassi sales on the street. In Kolkata along with Lassi, another soft drink is sold which is soda People here love to drink soda so you must see many soda Stalls everywhere in Kolkata.
It is a variety of flavors like mango, orange, fruit beer, lemon and meny more. In the heat of Kolkata, it will bring an energy to your body It costs only Rs 10 to Rs 20 each.
14) Chicken kobiraji:
Chicken Kabiraji is one of the famous dishes of Kolkata It looks a lot like a chicken cutlet But it is a different, It is very tasty to eat and it is only available in Kolkata And chicken kabiraji is the favorite food of every Bengali, It is made with chicken and eggs at a price of only Rs 100 per piece, you should definitely try it once.
15) Alu kata:
aalu kata is like alu-kachalu which is most famous in India’s another state, It is a little sour to eat and people like to eat it as a evening snacks, It is made by mixing different types of spices with boiled potatoes.
16) Ghuti Gorom:
It is a kind of hot chanachur with different types of spices are made by mixing onion with tomato and coriander leaves, which is most famous in Kolkata It is sold in various parks and streets of Kolkata.
17) Khasta kachuri:
If we talk about kachuri,then khasta kachuri is found almost everywhere in India, And in different places it is made of different types For example,
in Kolkata, it is made by stuffing pulses in kachuri And it is served with chutney, You can get it at all the sweet shops in Kolkata. It costs only five rupees
Famous sweets of Kolkata:
18) Chanar payes, rosmalai:
Kolkata is famous for rasgolla but there are available many different types of sweets except rasgolla like chanar payes and rosmalai These sweets are usually made in milk And served with dry foods, this is the best street food in Esplanade Kolkata.
19) Chanar Jilapi:
It is only found in West Bengal, it is a very famous dessert here. it is not jalebi it is jilipi, It is made with chena, khowa and sugar syrup it’s very delicious,It is easily available in every sweet shop in Kolkata and all over West Bengal,
20) Lord chamcham:
Lord chamcham, you must have eaten first It is found in different states of India,But the taste of Lord in West Bengal you will not find anywhere else, I would suggest you to eat it here at least once, you will be fascinated. And it is very cheap only 10 rupees per piece
some best street food places in Kolkata
street food in park Street Kolkata:
1. park Street it is is one of the most famous street food attraction in Kolkata most of the tourist come have to eat local cuisine.
you can easily find your variety type of restaurant like Chinese Gujarati Punjabi Bengali and many more here you can see some best Chinese street food in Kolkata.
if you are in Kolkata please come and see street food in park Street Kolkata.
how to reach: you can easily get bus from Sealdah and Howrah railway stations and if you want to come by metro its take only e 30 minutes from dumdum metro station.
2. best street food in Esplanade Kolkata:
Esplanade is another most famous street food area in Kolkata most of the visitor’s come here to have some local street food.
From here, the sights of Kolkata are very close like Eden gardens Victoria memorial hall Indian museum That is why a market for street food has developed here,If you are coming to Kolkata then you must try the street food in Esplanade.