Phucka or Pani Puri
Every phuchkawallah in Kolkata makes a phuchka to die for. Among other Kolkata street food, the papri chat, dum aloo phuchkas and dahi phuchkas here are to die for. Maharaja Chaat Centre, Southern Avenue or the Puchka at Dakhishnapan are the good go-to place here. Churmur, a cousin of the phuchka family is another delicacy too hard to resist. Combined with tangy masalas, tamarind pulp, mashed potato and broken papris, churmur is simply heavenly. Bhawanipore is another must-visit place for good, nay, great phuchkas and street food.
Kathi Rolls were first invented in Kolkata by the Nizams and now Park Street is the heaven for Kathi Rolls. The delicious stuffing wrapped in thin roti or paratha is now found in every city.
Fairlie Place is the business district of Kolkata and one can see people in formal attire pacing the street either on the phone or with a newspaper in hand. The street is filled with a string of stalls selling everything from chats to full meals. However, the most famous dish here is the Luchi - Alu Dom. Luchi is similar to the puris while Dum Aloo is the Bengali rendition of Dum Aloo, and Fairlie Place makes it the best. One can also try Kachoris and Rice and Fish curry. Name any sweet and the chances are that one can find it here. The Calcutta Stock Exchange road is a great place to find Chilla, Dal Pakori and Dahi Chaat.
Dacre Lane or Dacre Street
Dacre Street which is also known as Deckers Lane, located in the busy street of Kolkata near Dalhousie, has everything one would want to try. From Punjabi to Chinese and the trade mark Bengali dishes, one will find it all here. Luchi-alu dom, roll, Ghugni, Puchkas, Jhal Muri and the list just goes on. WHO has rated the food here to be one of the Best Street Foods in the World.
China Town which is also known as Teritta Bazar area favourite to the people of Kolkata for morning momo. Once home to 20,000 Chinese has now drastically declined in number however, it has not lost its food culture yet. Authentic Chinese with all the traditionally cooked food lures people from all over- especially during the Chinese New Year, when the place is decorated with Chinese hangings and little dragons on the shops and houses. Chinese Breakfast consisting of rice dumplings and soup is the most sought after Chinese preparation while one can also find the Indian version of Chinese.
Tibetan Cuisine at Rabindra Sadan
The Tibetan cuisine has always been a favourite in Kolkata and Rabindra Sadan Metro Exit Area is one of the best places to have these amazing dumplings. Momos here are served with a piping hot soup and the perfect sauce for accompaniments.
Chops at College Street
The best vegetarian and non vegetarian chops in the city, serving best to the people of College Street areas, this area have best chops ever especially in Kalika Shop. Chops in Bengali "Telebhaja" is deep fried snacks and one can find everything from brinjal fries to fried fish, egg chops to mutton chops and all of these sell out in a couple of hours.
Pav Bhaji in Lord Sinha Road
Pav Bhaji craving in Kolkata will be best in Lord Sinha Road in Prinsep Ghat or in Lake Road area in South Kolkata. Mayaram makes one of the best pav bhajis in all of Kolkata.
Fruit Kulfi, Camac Street
Fruit Kulfi comes in a regular shape, taste and size and found along with Gola, Chuski and Shikanji in Camac Street. Kulfiwallahs, found on Camac Street somewhere between Pantaloons and St. Xaviers College has the lowest key establishment and keeps a box of dry ice near his basket of yum to stuff his delectable kulfis in.
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