New Market is known for a lot of things, be it eating out, watching a cinema, or shopping your heart out. But one place which contributes to the charm of New Maket, like no other, is Nahoum And Sons.
It is a 120-year-old (120! you read that right!) Jewish bakery inside New Market, which Kolkatans have fallen back upon every time they crave for old school pastries. The love of Kolkata for mishti is almost world famous, and they can have it at any time of the day. And this sweet loving city does justice to Nahoum's by flocking the shop at all times of the year.
It comes as no surprise that Nahoum's is extremely popular for its plum cakes. And you will see a huge crowd during Christmas queueing up for their share of plums. The moment you enter, the first thing you can smell, is nostalgia. Their plum cakes start from INR 250.
They are also well known for their puffs and pastries. You will see a lot of colourful pastries lighting up the bakery, such as the strawberry and lemon pastry, and the rumball. You can also buy several types of breads for your home, in addition to their fruit cake. And for snacks, we would highly recommend you to try their Fish Pantras and Pizza Puff.
At a time when there are fancy new bakeries with swanky shops and sprawling spaces, this heritage shop has held on to its legacy.