Kolkata is a city of romance. When the monsoon flowers are in full bloom and wild blackberries are splotching the broken sidewalks with deep purple, our city of joy transforms itself into a magical world. Kolkata monsoon days are very beautiful with dark blue clouds crowding a damp sky and twilight which falls in deep lilac tones. Now if you are a true Kolkatan, then with the overcast sky, a little cooler weather, you will definitely crave deep-fried comfort food which no one can resist, no matter how health-conscious you are. The city has many options to offer for comfort food during the monsoon. Here are the seven monsoon favourite foods destinations that will have you fall in love with its drenched form
- UNPLUGGED COURTYARD:
If Bollywood is your first love and experiencing the magic of rain first hand is your idea of perfect romance, well, we have good news for you. Simply book yourself a table at Unplugged Courtyard, because nothing can beat the magic of witnessing the dome of Victoria Memorial & the high rise of the cityscape through the hazed rain (natural) filter while you relish the mouth-watering treats like UC signature savoury dish – Veg spring roll from their menu. The authentic taste of the item will make you fall in love with the place.
Address: Hotel Golden Park, Terrace, 13, Harrington St, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071
2,800/- for two (approx)
CANTEEN PUB & GRUB:
Nothing speaks of friendship louder than the school/college canteen and if you are more of that old school person, look no further, drop into Canteen Pub & Grub. In case you are missing the lush greenery that comes hand in hand with monsoon amidst the concrete jungle, again, Canteen is your place. Order Mamuli Machi Fry from their carefully curated menu and says yes to Monsoon, Greenery and step back to those good old Canteen days.
Address: City Centre 1, C301, 3rd floor, DC Block, Sector 1, Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700064
1700/- for two (approx)
ASIA! ASIA! ASIA!
Is the rain outside taking a toll on your Instagram feed? Fiqaar not! We have just the place for you with stunning backdrops and amazing Asian platters and desserts to go. Yes, you have guessed it right. Asia! Asia! Asia! is your go-to place if you are looking for stunning backdrops to get clicked and relish some lip-smacking delights to relish the monsoon. But sitting in the centre of City of Joy, you should taste authentic Asian cuisine by ordering Neon Dim sums which goes perfect with the rain outside. Not only your taste buds but your heart will be satisfied also.
Address: DN 37, 1st Floor, DN Block, Bidhannagar, Sector 5, Salt Lake, Kolkata
1,500/- for two people (approx.)
Cafes and books have been a trend in Kolkata since eternity. And bookworms prefer a quaint corner and read while it rains. Then what makes this book-cafe different? Through my glass, it is a dream abode for people who are bookworms, for they present you with your favourite literary characters as your date. And if it is a lazy rainy evening then you will definitely find a way to escape from this hectic life. If you get over the magical ambience and the theme, trust me, you will fall for this cafe again, for their food. Your alone-time can be companioned with their Loaded Mushroom crisp easily. You can enjoy your privacy with some crispy delicacy.
Address: P-468, Lake Terrace road Keyatala, Near Vivekananda Park, opposite Kunbi sarees, Kolkata, West Bengal 700029
700/- for two people (approx.)
LORD OF THE DRINKS
Whenever we talk about rain, we can sense the fresh breeze, muddy aroma and a dip in temperature. Sometimes it creates an obstacle for the Saturday night fun but to combat these rainy day blues, Lord of Drinks has something very crunchy, hot and comforting food that pairs well with fresh spells of rain. You should try hot and spicy Chicken Wings which is a tangy Indian snack from LOD. This is way more apt for a rainy evening.
Address: South City Mall, Fourth, Kolkata, West Bengal 700068
1,200/- for two people (approx.)
After a hectic schedule, it’s indeed very much horrible to be detained in traffic jams even when it is raining outside. But instead of detaining in that, you have an opportunity to confine yourself in “TRAFFIC”, a gastropub which offers some mouth-watering food which will make your mood instantly. The ambience, food and hospitality will work on you as therapy on a rainy evening. And their lip-smacking Fish Finger served with Tartar Sauce which will blow your heart with happiness.
Address: 2 Floor, City Centre, Rajarhat Newtown, Kolkata, West Bengal 700157 1,800/- for two people (approx.)
If you are in search of a way to beat the monsoon blues and get a taste of the spice of life or if you want to make the rainy evening more perfect, we have some good news for you. You should try the Fish Irani Kebab from Aminia. The hot pieces of fish and topping come with a nostalgic taste. If you are a true Bong, I’m sure you can’t resist testing this fish kebab.
Address of Aminia outlets:
New Market: 6A, SN Banerjee Road, New Market, Kolkata-700087 Golpark: 57, Ballygunge Gardens, Gariahat, Kolkata-700019 Saltlake: EP Block, Sector V, Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal – 700091 Barrackpore: 62, SN Banerjee Rd, opposite Great Eastern, Sardar Bazar, Kolkata-700120 Sodepur: Bhagawati Apartment, Amarabati, Kolkata 700110 Serampore: 212, Grand Trunk Rd, Mahesh, Mahesh Colony, Serampore, West Bengal-712202 Behala: 54, Diamond Harbour Rd, Pathak Para, Behala, Kolkata, West Bengal-700060 Hatibagan: 94, Bidhan Sarani, Sovabazar, Hati Bagan, Shyam Bazar, Kolkata-700004 Chinar Park: Rajarhat Main Rd, opposite Karnataka Bank, Chinar Park, Sukanta Pally, Baguiati, Kolkata-700136 Jessore Road: 166, Jessore Rd, Shyam Nagar, Satgachi, South Dumdum-700055
500/- for two people (approx.)