While the city has numerous restaurants serving traditional Bengali food for all budgets, most tourists tend to stick to the very popular Oh! Calcutta or 6 Ballygunge Place. Instead, head to this modest, no-frills canteen in Taltala for an excellent, comforting Bengali lunch at incredibly cheap prices. Founded in 1969, the canteen is run by the All Bengal Women’s Union, a body set up by a group of women in 1932 to help rehabilitate women who had been exploited and victimized by the region’s human trafficking trade, among other things. Open only for lunch, and still run entirely by women, this Kolkata institution will be a rewarding visit for anyone seeking a bite of the city off the beaten path.