Enjoying Kolkata street food has to be the best way to experience the delight Kolkata cuising. Start by a whiff of mutton rezala, a rich, fatty stew heavy with cardamom, introduced by the chefs who came here from the Mughal courts of northern India; of Portuguese pastéis de nata; of the sambusas of the Sephardic Jews who emigrated from Baghdad; and of obscenely delicious kathi rolls, kebab-like wraps of flaky pan-fried paratha flatbread stuffed with anything that takes your fancy, and which belong exclusively to Calcutta. Explore the New Market, Are you ready to bargain? This is because the shopkeepers at the New Market have the ability to convince you to buy anything under the sun, and truly so.
With over 2,000 stalls, the New Market is a one stop destination for all your needs, including fresh fish. Built by the British in 1874, the market was formerly known as Sir Stuart Hogg Market and was bustling with the upper class British. Now, in the 21st century, the market has adapted to the classic Indian routine. Even though the market closes around 8 pm, don’t restrict yourself, the tranquility of the brightly light street lights and stalls serving delicious tea and snacks is a sight that will soothe your soul!