5 Best Street Food Joints In North Kolkata

5 Best Street Food Joints In North Kolkata

North Kolkata is an enigma in alone. It is so different in character from the South that a single can say Kolkata has a split character!  The historic structures in this component of the City of Joy are the remnants of a dying lifestyle, bit by bit fading away when obtaining encroached on by new apartment buildings. But the location even now retains its exceptional truly feel. A major part of that vibe is the paara (neighbourhood) culture in North Kolkata. In the paara, you know your neighbours and bond with them over cups of cha (tea) when munching on muri (puffed rice) and telebhaja (vegetable fritters). You have interaction in the well-known Kolkata pastime of adda (freewheeling talk) though sitting on ‘rowacks’ created in front of outdated properties. I typically come to feel that the young era in Kolkata are shedding touch with this paara lifestyle, primarily a lot more so since of the cafes that are coming up in the space which are the new hangoout spots. 

The streets of North Kolkata are filled with previous eateries that applied to be well-liked hangouts just before the cafes commenced coming in. They have been serving a slew of delectable dishes for a long time. Fortunately, these road foods joints go on to be well-liked with the diehard addakhor (addicted to adda). Some of these destinations day again to the pre-Independence period. When you are in Kolkata next, you ought to check out these locations out. To assist you opt for, I have put together a list of five of my favorite street foodstuff places in North Kolkata. These are different from their far more well known counterparts like Dilkhush Cabin, but I required to showcase the lesser known ones in this record. 

Adi Malancha

The chicken cutlet at Adi Malancha served with a side of Bengal's famous mustard, kasundi&#13
The chicken cutlet at Adi Malancha served with a side of Bengal’s well known mustard, kasundi Soham Deb

Just about every accurate blood Bangali residing in the Hatibagan–Shyambazar region swears by this shop tucked absent in a slim road named Shikdar Bagan Street. Malancha break up up into two shops–Naba (new) Malancha and Adi (authentic) Malancha with the unique cooks staying back again in the aged one particular. Both of those are found in the identical vicinity of Hatibagan but foods fans flock to Adi Malancha for their authentic taste.

The shop is essentially a food stuff-stall with no seating arrangements but this does not bother its faithful prospects. Their bestselling merchandise are kabirajis, cutlets and Mughlai parathas. You should go early when the store opens at 5:30pm (it stays open up till 8) or you will come across several objects have bought out. There is a hurry of persons each and every time a batch of contemporary cooked food items will come from the kitchen area which you can see found in a slender ‘goli’ (alley) opposite the shop. All goods are down below Rs100. 

Do take a look at Naba Malancha, situated on Aurobindo Sarani near Hatibagan crossing, if you want to get additional assortment as they have Chinese dishes along with the things you get at Adi Malancha.

Potlar Dokan

For the people of Bagbazar, Potlar Dokan ranks 1st in the record of the finest telebhaja shops in Kolkata. Positioned opposite Union Lender of India, Bagbazar Department, this is almost a century previous. It was constructed by Sashi Bhushan Sen who worked as a cashier in Calcutta Tramways Organization and preferred to raise the money for his 7 sons (a single of them was named Potla).


Perfectly-identified Bengali author Sanjib Chattopadhyay, and director Anjan Dutta, are some of the people today who have frequented this location recognized for fragrant radhaballavi, potoler chop and dhoka. Irrespective of obtaining no signboard, it is always whole. It is open up from 7:30am to 12:30 and from 4:30pm to 9pm. We suggest you pack your telebhaja in a ‘thonga’ (paper packet) and head to the Bagbazar ghat with your mates. The interesting breeze from the Hooghly river, coupled with the deliciousness of the fritters is a heavenly combo. Even if you have as minor as Rs 20 in your pocket, your belly and head will be satiated below. 


Situated on Bagbazar Road, you can location the shop just in the vicinity of the mouth of an alley with the signboard ‘Basu Bati’. There are a couple of benches for you to sit with your food get. The shop sells all the things from Indian snacks to Chinese principal system dishes. They serve some of the ideal kathi rolls and momos, but you propose you order the fish fry right before anything else. The moist fish inside of the crispy coating can melt even the cold coronary heart of Narnia’s White Witch. Other merchandise you need to check out consist of the chicken roll and rooster pakora. 

Niranjan Agar

Located in 1922 by Niranjan Hazra, Niranjan Agar is a compact eatery in Central Avenue recognized for their fritters as perfectly as the fantastic milky tea. Found adjacent to Gate 2 of Girish Park Metro, the special product of this area is the jumbo vegetable chop.


You ought to consider their dimer satan (devilled eggs) which is made with duck eggs and minced meat, and the mutton kopta, which is most effective experienced with the legendary Bengali mustard sauce, kasundi, and thin slices of onion. Perfectly-identified yesteryear actor Uttam Kumar applied to visit Niranjan Agar for their fried things.

The store stays open from 4pm to 9pm, but be there early as the preferred dishes operate out by 5:30. 

Barua and Dey Fast Foods Centre

Very handful of know about this little eatery tucked away in the lanes of Shyambazar. Bidhubhushan Barua and Phatik Chandra Dey started off this store just before India attained Independence. Bidhubhushan’s father cooked for the British and the kings of Shovabazar Rajbari. They are identified for their pantheras, a fried minced meat roll related to spring rolls. You should have the mutton pantheras listed here, minced mutton coated in a batter and fried to crispy perfection.

The put can be accessed from Gate 5 of Shyambazar Metro. You can ask everyone about Barua Pantheras and they will guideline you. Verify on Google Maps if you are unsure. The shop stays open from 5pm to 9pm but consider to go in advance of 7, as the mutton pantheras will get in excess of by then.