Kolkata truly comes alive during Durga Puja. The frenzy – inarguably difficult to find it anywhere else – is exemplary. Durga Puja in Kolkata is synonymous with food—from street food to bhog, the city offers a myriad of choices for foodies to indulge. The five days of celebrations are a heady mix of food, love, culture and a good dose of lively chaos. Here’s the list of surprising and the must-visit eateries this Durga Puja.
The Lords and Barons: The Lords and Barons have given a wonderful chance to the Kolkatans to travel back to the bygone days of ‘Calcutta’! With an amalgamated approach in the interior and era-syncing food and drink, The Lords and Barons have already set an example as a true Brit Pub. Tucked away in Park Street, this is an absolute delight for the people seeking an experience. The place that opens into narrow corridors with tiled panels and friezes, wooden floors, stuccoed ceilings, and simply elegant light fittings, also offer us some scrumptious offerings this festive season such as French Fries/Potato Wedges, Oriental style Crispy Chilli Baby corn, Jamaican Paradise (Pizza), Bharwan Atishi Aloo, Beijing Style Chicken, delicious Pasta and Risotto, American Magic (Dessert) and many
more dishes. Not only this, they are also introducing some new delicacies to make your puja more exciting like Cream of Broccoli Soup, Yogurt Marinated Paneer, BBQ Chicken Pizza, Bhatti da Chicken Angara, Baked Homemade Rotini, Chocolate Fantasy, Chocolate Fuchka and numerous other sumptuous delicacies that are worth trying.
Where: The Lords and Barons
Address: 20 B, Park St, Park Street area, Kolkata – 700016
Tenure: 2nd October to 31st October
Timings: 1:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Price Range: From Rs. 49/- to Rs. 439/- (+taxes)
Paranthe Wali Galli: The 42 seater Parantha Joint, situated in the by-lanes of Sarat Bose Road, has won our hearts with their impressive menu, featuring a range of dishes that embraces combinations like never before. You’ll like Paranthe Wali Galli the minute you step inside, as the interiors are done up neatly with bright lighting, colourful craftiness on the walls giving you the vibes straight outta Delhi’s Chandni Chowk. Along with their already popular and lip-smacking savoury Parathas, they have also prepared a Durga Puja Special menu– Devi Boron er Niramish Bhog to treat your taste buds with the best flavours and fragrances.
This special festive menu comprises of 10 different kinds of Porotas such as Ranga Aloor Porota, Kolmi Shak ar Moog Dal er Porota, Narkel ar Postor Porota, Dhokar Porota, Paniphal ar Kalojeerer Porota, Ada, Knachalonka ar Tomator Porota, Phulkopi ar Aloo Badam er Porota, Kumro, Potol er Porota, Gur, Kola, Chirer Porota and last but not the
least, Khejur Amsotto Kishmish er Porota. These Porotas are not just distinctive in taste but will also give you a delightful experience like never before!
Where: Paranthe Wali Galli
Address: 104, Sartaj Basar Road, Lake Terrace, Ballygunge, Kolkata-700029
Tenure: 1st October to 31st October
Timings: 9 AM to 9 PM
Price of all the dishes: Rs. 99/- (+taxes)
Bon Appetit: Located in the convenient stretch of both in Hazra and Salt Lake, Bon Appetit, a cozy little café which came into existence ten years ago with only one motto in mind, to create a perfect hangout zone that can serve comforting hearty meals that are affordable for everyone. It has become an all-time favourite bistro among the populace of all age groups. The menu comprises of food which is pocket-friendly and at the same time highly delicious in taste. Along with this, they have also curated a special way to make our puja more eventful. Bon Appetit is introducing a special dessert menu for the festive season – Pujor Hullor -Mudipies with a Twist, which is not only a unique choice to go for but also a very scrumptious one!
This special menu comprises of some delicious Mud pies with an addition of distinctive flavours such as Orange Choco Mudpie, Cranberry Choco Mudpie, Salted Caramel Choco Mudpie, Coffee Almond Choco Mudpie, Old Monk Choco Mudpie, Marshmallow Choco Mudpie, Chilli Raisin Choco Mudpie and White Choco Mudpie. All these unique and sumptuous Mud pies are surely going to add a little more spark to your festive mood.
Where: Bon Appetit
Address: 109/26, Hazra Road, Hazra Kolkata – 700026
AD-34, Sector-1, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700064
Tenure: 1st October to 31st October
Timings: 9 AM to 8:30 PM
Price Range: From Rs. 145/- to Rs. 165/- (+taxes)
ECHOES: ECHOES is a conceptual restaurant which serves much more than just food on the platter. They serve a beautiful vision, and idea and embellish it with uniqueness. Echoes is one such unique café which is a distinctive restaurant, run by deaf and mute staffs and implements techniques that are uncommon in the industry. Located at Topsia, ECHOES has launched its fourth outlet with the same services here in Kolkata after Delhi and Bangalore. With their lip-smacking dishes, beverages and most importantly, with their kind and friendly staff, it’s receiving all the love and support which these people deserve. They have already won many hearts with their marvelous décor and courteous service and now, to keep their customers content and cheerful they have curated a Durga Puja special menu, only to give the patrons of Kolkata another reason to enjoy this much-awaited festival.
The special festive menu comprises of Jalpari Seekh Kebab, Pan Fried Chilli Fish, Fish Tikka, Kachori & Aloo as starters. In the Main course, they present us with a delicious Fish Platter and our constant favourite, Aloo Jhol with Rice. Finally, in desserts they have on offer the traditional Bengali sweet, Mishti Doi and Gulab Jamun with Rabri Shot. Not only this, the special menu also comprises of some refreshing and delicious beverages like Aam Aada Ras (Mango), Gondhoraj Lady (Gondhoraj Lemon), Bedana Mojito (Pomegranate Mojito) and last but not the least, Paan Shake (Kala khatta).
Address: Echoes, Haute Street Corporate Park, 86A, Topsia Road Sixth Floor, Kolkata – 700046
Tenure: 29th September to 7th October
Timings: 12:30 PM to 12 Midnight
Price Range: From Rs. 149/- to Rs. 449/- (+taxes)
So what are you waiting for? Yes, finally the much awaited Durga Puja is here! So hurry up and drop in at any of these places to make your Puja full of surprises and the best one till date. #HappyDurgaPuja to all!