Activated Charcoal: Try This Hot Food Trend At These Places In Kolkata

Sneha posted on 18 July

Ten-Second Takeaway

It’s black magic on the menu with charcoal being the latest trend to creep into city kitchens. Head to these places to get your fix of black Martinis, onion bhajias, gelato et al.

Gabbar's Bar & Kitchen

Indian food with a twist? Gabbar’s is popular getting it right every single time. So if you are looking for a small bite this monsoon over a few drinks, Gabbar’s Charcoal Bhajia is all that you need. The onion fries made with charcoal is served with two types of chutneys – coriander and tamarind. We recommend the Pair Charcoal Bhajia with Kala Khatta rum or a straight drink. INR 275+


11/1, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kankaria Estates, Park Street Area, Kolkata

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Mama Mia

It’s time you move on from the classic vanilla gelato and make way for Stardust Vanilla! Made with premium vanilla and activated charcoal, this black beauty is the star attraction at Mama Mia. Did you know that activated charcoal, though black in colour, whitens teeth and also cures hangovers. You can have the gelato for INR 89+ per scoop.

Dessert Parlours

City Centre 1, Ground Floor, Sector 1, Salt Lake City, Kolkata

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Mumbai Local

Vada pao gets a makeover here at Mumbai Local, and you get to enjoy its darker side. Well, that’s what you would think as you munch on the charcoal-infused buns. The aloo vada sandwiched between – and served with – homemade chutney compliments the black pao perfectly. Sip on Mumbai Matinee -rum and cola, with MumBaicha Vada Pao. Shell out INR 295 onwards.


19, Ballygunge Park Road, Near Quest Mall, Ballygunge, Kolkata

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