Kolkata Street Food
Food  /  Published 06.09.22

In pictures: Nine Kolkata street food favourites, and where to try them

Fish kabiraji at Mitra Cafe, dahi vada from New Market, pav bhaji and kulfi outside Vardaan and more ...
By Lygeia Gomes

Food  /  Published 06.08.22

The ‘tok’, ‘jhal’ and mostly ‘mishti’ tales behind Lake Kalibari’s bhel puri stalls

Kolkata’s love affair with chatpata chaats is long and storied. The two sellers attribute this to the success of their fare. “Bombay and Delhi may be famous for their chaats, but Kolkata&r...
By Lygeia Gomes

Food  /  Published 05.08.22

In pictures: Eight Kolkata street food favourites, and where to try them

From Victoria vada and Lake bhelpuri to Zam Zam beef rolls and Annaras’ dhokla chaat, here are some famous snacks from famous city stalls...
By Lygeia Gomes

Places  /  Published 15.07.22

Bangla Canvas takes authentic Kolkata-style food to Delhi

“We want to promote Bengali authors, their writings, the books we grew up reading — Shakti (Chattopadhyay), Sunil (Gangopadhyay), and more such pioneers. We have also stocked up on English...
By Shayeree Ghosh

Food  /  Published 13.07.22

In pictures: Kolkata-style street food in New Delhi’s CR Park

This ‘mini Bengal’ in the capital is home to numerous stalls selling phuchka, kathi roll, aloor chop and more ...
By Shayeree Ghosh


Food  /  Published 06.07.22

Annaras: How a Gujarati snack counter became Kolkata’s favourite street-food destination

The attention to freshness and hygiene also helped Annaras retain its customers during the pandemic when the street food scene took a major hit. The brothers remark how people would drive down to Anna...
By Vedant Karia

Food  /  Published 02.07.22

Go beyond jhalmuri with these crunchy Bengali street snacks

Remember those super crispy, almost paper-thin potato chips you’d buy from the local shop or munch at birthday parties? Long before the big brands swept in or shops like Hot Chips came to the fo...
By Barnini Maitra Chakraborty

Lifestyle  /  Published 30.06.22

An ode to ‘Haridaser bulbul bhaja’ and the Bengali’s favourite Prithviraj

There are some figures in history that become the stuff of legends and literature. Prithviraj Chauhan is one of them. A beloved king, a lover, a warrior, this figure from history has found his way int...
By Rumela Basu

Food  /  Published 27.06.22

Chai hard: How the Sanyal brothers brought real 'desi chai' to NYC

Check out Kolkata Chai Co.’s podcast Get Rich or Chai Tryin’.   ...
By Ujjainee Roy

Food  /  Published 25.06.22

The malai toast and tea Kolkata’s stock traders and breakfast crowd can’t live without

Apart from the chai and malai toast, Shankar’s is famed for its thanda dosa — a dosa served cold with a unique filling. The stall also serves sandwiches, club kachoris and vadas. The samba...
By Lygeia Gomes


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