Posted by Divvya
If you’re ever hungry in Calcutta, be sure to check out my favorite hangouts!
Zeeshan: The roll hub of Calcutta. Try the veggie and chicken versions, filling, yum and a super bang for your buck! 17, Nr Park Circus Tram Depot, Sayed Amir Ali Ave, Circus Avenue, call 033-66343397.
Lake Kalibari: Best aloo dum, bhel puri, sharbats and kala khatta this side of the Hoogly. Kolkata South.
Gautam’s: A long drive with an almost empty wallet? Gautam’s is the place for you. The huge menu offers everything from steamed momos to cheese rolls and crispy chili potatoes, but the hot chocolate and cold coffee are my favorites. Duttabad, behind ESI Hospital (Maniktala), on Salt Lake Side of E.M. Bypass.
Momo Plaza: Over 20 different kinds to choose from –chicken deep fried momos and steamed mutton ones are the most popular. I also really like the Tibetan decor. 2A, Suburban Hospital Road, Rowland Row, call 033- 22878260.
Kim Ling: Get a taste of “authentic” Chinese food in the city’s Chinatown, Tangra. Chilli babycorn and Szechwan noodles define the spicy nature of Calcuttans. 13 South Tangra Road, call 033-23298923.
Balaram Mullick: This mishti doi is the best way to earn brownie points with locals, and the rosogollas take about 5 seconds in to melt in your mouth. 2 Paddapukur Road, Bhowanipur, call 033 - 24869490/24540281.
*Divvya Haralalka is a Kolkata native, future Bollywood star and current intern at the bpb office. He starts college in the States this fall.