If you want great Chinese food that won’t empty your wallet, The Blue Poppy is the place to be. Its casual college-canteen-style seating, refreshing AC and welcoming smiles create a perfect setting for a slap up meal at low prices. Try the pork momos, the steamed chicken, or the chicken meifoon soup. Their tables are often crammed with college students and office workers, so be sure to get there early if you’d like a quieter meal.
The Blue Poppy, 4/1, Middleton Street, Elgin, Kolkata, West Bengal +91 98303 76737
Head to Katsuri for a taste of authentic Dhakai fare at a comfortable rate. They prepare some of the finest seafood in the city, and their menu includes delicacies such as Bhetki Paturi (slow-cooked, steamed fish wrapped in banana leaf with mustard paste), Shorshe Hilsha (hilsa fish in mustard sauce), and the Ruhi Kaalia (a rich and spicy fish curry). After one dish of Katsuri’s fish, you’ll be hooked. End on a sweet note with a delicious dessert like the rasmalai (paneer balls in sweat creamy milk) or the misti doi (a fermented sweet yogurt).
Katsuri, Plot No.7A, Marqius Street, New Market Area, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal +91 33 30990531
A fresh face in town, Edesia offers sweet relief to locals who crave quality breakfast options. Inside you’ll find creamy white walls swirled with pink graphics, comfy couches and shelves packed with coffee mugs soon to be filled. Their impressive décor is backed up by an extensive menu that goes above and beyond with its traditional American-Italian fare: their cheese platter and their waffles are not to be missed. This worthy newcomer to the Kolkata food scene has injected an espresso-like shot into the local breakfast and brunch scene.
Edesia, 6, Hungerford Street, The Regency Building, 1st Floor, Kolkata, West Bengal +91 33 2290 0908