Biryanis & Burgers, Momos & Ice Cream: Is This The Best Food Hood In The City?

Editors posted on 01 November

Ten-Second Takeaway

Looking for cheap eats? Head to here to pig out on a budget.

Sunshine & Open Air

We are talking about the area around Priya Cinema. Is it the best or what? This single screen hall not only screens some great regional {and English} films, but it also has this amazing array of food stalls and kiosks out in the open. Arranged on a wide pavement with Deshapriyo Park next to it, the kiosks and street food stalls sell every kind of food.

Movie Theatres

95, Rashbehari Avenue, Beside Deshpriya Park, Manoharpukur, Kalighat, Kolkata

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Biryani Is Bae

There’s this biryani guy who sits a little ahead of the Priya cinema building, opposite the music school, Bani Chakra. It’s one of the most popular street biryani stalls around. For INR 50 a plate, you get a heap of fragrant rice, half a chunky potato and a piece of chicken. And he serves it up in proper ceramic plates, and not styrofoam ones.

Music & Dance Academies

95/1-A, Near Priya Cinema, Rash Behari Avenue, Manoharpukur, Kalighat, Kolkata

Fish & Chips, Burgers, Pastas & More

You can have Bengali-style fried fish and fries or chicken cutlets with a dollop of kasundi {Bengal’s distinctive mustard sauce} at the Roasted Grill kiosk {INR 40 – 60}. They also do sandwiches, moghlai parathas, chow, and rolls, and also a variety of pasta {chicken/veg} for INR 110.

Fast Food Restaurants

104, Rashbehari Avenue, Lake Market Area, Kolkata

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Every Kind Of Momo

The most prolific {but not the best} mono joint has a kiosk here churning out steamed and fried versions of chicken, prawn, veg and chocolate memos.

Sandwiches & Coffee

If you are not in the mood for anything heavy, have a slice of cake or cinnamon {or “cinemon” as they prefer to call them!} rolls {INR 30} and coffee at Tea Junction. The cakes here are absolutely delish, especially the spiced walnut one {INR 80}.

Fast Food Restaurants

Ground Floor, Priya Cinema, 95, Deshapriya Park, Kolkata

Phuchkas, Bhelpuri & Ice Cream

Craving real street-style food? A row of stalls in front of Deshapriyo Park sell phuchkas, chaat and bhelpuri, momos and chowmein, jhaal muri, ice cream and even ghugni {in the winter}.

Parks

Rash Behari Avenue, Manoharpukur, Kalighat, Kolkata

Bharer Cha With Bishkoot

Top up your snacking with some steaming hot cha in a clay bhaar. Choose from a range of biscuits {and fruit cake} — all for INR 20-25.