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Every city in India has hidden gems which foodies wish to explore but lack of awareness about them somehow hindered us to do so. Kolkata, as a city, is famous for its mind-blowing sweets, but the place has some of the hidden gems that are truly worth exploring. Below are the 9 places that every foodie must hoop-in when you are in Kolkata to get in touch with Kolkata food culture:

Address: 2, Elgin Lane, Near Netaji Bhawan, Elgin, Kolkata (Map)
Contact No.: 033 2486 9929  033 2486 1600
Timings: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Cuisines: Bengali
Cost For Two: Rs. 850 approx.

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If you are in Kolkatta, how could you give a miss to a traditional Bengali meal? To explore an authentic Kolkata food culture with home-cooked Bengali Thali, you need to drop by at Kewpies. And if your appetite doesn’t allow you to ponder over a ‘wholesome’ thali, delicacies like Mansho (Mutton Curry, Daab Chingri (Prawns cooked in coconut sauce) or Malai Curry chingri (Prawns in spicy cream sauce) will work better for you.

Nahoum & Sons Jewish Bakery
Address: F20, Bertram St, New Market Area, Taltala, Kolkata (Map)
Contact No.: 033 6526 9936
Timings: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Cuisines: Bakery 
Cost For Two: Rs. 100 approx.

Nahoum & Sons Jewish Bakery
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Labelled as western, this Irish bakery is home to mind-blowing rumballs, brownies, pasteries and Biscuits. Their exceptionally light-bites say lemon puffs and jam tarts are truly amazing. For a sweet-treat, this iconic place deserves a sure-shot visit.

Bhim Chandra Nag
Address: 5, Nirmal Chandra Street, Near Bow Bazar Market, Bow Bazar, Kolkata (Map)
Contact No.: 033 2212 0465  033 2269 7908
Timings: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Cuisines: Mithai
Cost For Two: Rs, 100 approx.

Bhim Chandra Nag
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If you ever wonder why soundest and rasgulla are the most famous recipes of Bengal? Come here and find out justified answers for your doubts. It is one of the oldest and legendary sweet shop in Kolkata which is well-known for its consistent quality and authentic preparations.

Terreti Bazaar
Address: 19,10, Sun Yat Sen St, B.B.Ganguly Street, Terita Bazar, Poddar Court, Tiretti, Kolkata (Map)
Contact No.:
Timings: 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Cuisines: Street Food
Cost For Two: Rs. 500 approx.

Terreti Bazaar
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Arrive here early morning to enjoy a commendable breakfast. Various hawkers here offer delicacies like Pao, Dimsums, Momos, Fishball noodles, Chinese Sausage etc. So, while strolling around the market to grab best of Chinese goodies, you have an option to grab some of quick bites along.

Address: 38, B.B. Ganguly Street, Bow Bazar, Kolkata (Map)
Contact No.: 033 23567150
Timings: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Cuisines: Mithai
Cost For Two: Rs. 200 approx.

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As we know Bengal sweets are absolutely incomparable, sweets at Gangurams are exceptional. Amongst the best place to eat at in Kolkata, it is not merely known for their awesome Bengali sweets preparations but it also serves some lip-smacking mithais from other parts of the country as well.

Peter Cat
Address: 18A, Park Street Area, Kolkata (Map)
Contact No.: 00 2229 8841
Timings: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Cuisines: Continental, North Indian
Cost For Two: Rs. 1000 approx.

Peter Cat
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Chello Kebab is what marks the distinction as an eating-joint in Kolkata for this Anglo-Indian restaurant. Topped with fried eggs and a slab of butter, you shall be served with steam rice and two types of kebabs. And if you are in a mood to sizzle, go with its savouring Mixed sizzlers.

Kathi Roll at Zeeshan
Address: 187, Sarat Bose Road, Lake Market Area, Kolkata (Map)
Contact No.: 033 2464 4224  +91 99036 67713
Timings: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Cuisines: North Indian, Biryani, Mughlai, Street Food
Cost For Two: Rs. 400 approx.

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While several cities in the country has their versions of Kathi rolls, Kolkata streets offer unambiguously unique Kathi Rolls. Zeeshan is one place amongst best eateries in Kolkata where the Rolls are prepared with norms of being less oily and less-spicy. It keeps your health on priority without compromising on its taste. Chicken rolls and Chicken Tikiya rolls are the highly recommended picks here.

Address: 6A, Chowringhee Place, New Market Area, Kolkata (Map)
Contact No.: 033 2249 1442
Timings: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Cuisines: North Indian, Chinese
Cost For Two: Rs. 300 approx.

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Going with its name, the place is one of the best places to eat at in Kolkata in order to experience Kolkata food culture.  Kabiraj Cutlet is one of such divine recipe that draws foodies’ attention to the place. It is basically a fried slice of fish which is served with chips. And if this is just a starter for you, then don’t forget to order its mind-boggling Mutton Biryani as scrumptious main-course meal. Amongst best eateries in Kolkata, one would rather say.

Address: 32/4, Old Ballygunge, 1st Lane, Near Bondel Road, Ballygunge, Kolkata (Map)
Contact No.: 033 6606 4241
Timings: 12:00 Noon – 11:00 PM
Cuisines: Bengali, Continental, Seafood
Cost For Two: Rs. 2000 approx; Rs.
 179 for a Pint of Beer approx.

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The two juicy beauties – vodka soaked prawns and Panch Phoran Chicken Escalope deserve to be your starters to make your dining extra-ordinary. And to make it more exotic, go with authentic Bengali preparations Aam Aada bhekti and Gondhoraj Lime Bhekti as main-course.

So, which restaurant are you are going to explore to get a glimpse of Bengali food culture?