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Kolkata Uptown Food Tour

Tour guide:

Avik Mitra

Avik is the coolest cat in Calcutta and knows the streets like the back of his hand. Not only does he insist that Bengali food is the finest in India, he knows the best places to eat in Kolkata. Avik is the guide to show you the real Kolkata from ground zero. With this guy, you're in safe hands when you join his Kolkata food tour.  

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Kolkata Uptown Food Tour

8 People Maximum

8 People Maximum

15 Tasting Menu

15 Tasting Menu

17h00 - 21h00

17h00 - 21h00

English Language

English Language

Native Guide

Native Guide

Kolkata

Kolkata

USD $55 Per Person

USD $55 Per Person

Kolkata Uptown Food Tour

Tour guide:

Avik Mitra

Avik is the coolest cat in Calcutta and knows the streets like the back of his hand. Not only does he insist that Bengali food is the finest in India, he knows the best places to eat in Kolkata. Avik is the guide to show you the real Kolkata from ground zero. With this guy, you're in safe hands when you join his Kolkata food tour.  

Kicking off at sundown, meet your guide before heading north to a district known for having the best places to eat in Kolkata. The intellectual heart of the city, Sovabazar and Shyambazar are hotbeds of philosophical and political discourse. Here the Bengal revolutionary fighter Subhas Chandras Bose is more famous than Gandhi and the people are passionate about their rights and independence. 

Starting with a tropical lasse, you'll meander through the calm residential streets taking in sights and picking up tasty titbits on the move. Discover how local people chill out and relax after hours and what they like to nibble on when doing so. 

Snacking all the while, the tour circumambulates the largest municipal swimming baths you'll ever see, offering local Bengali's a refreshing dip in the swealtering heat of summer. Back on College Street it's a hop, step and a jump onto the oldest tram in Asia to continue the journey. 

Finish in the old book district with Indian favourites like sandesh, sherbet soda and a trip to a grand old smoky coffee house for a final taste in the faded splendour of the British Empire. 

*Sorry veggies, this one's not for you, but try our lunchtime ramble?  Pesce's, we can swap out the meat to suit you though.

**Street food vendors take time off too, so we can’t promise every tour will be the same, but fear not, the day will always be packed with good stuff. 

Kolkata Uptown Food Tour

What's included on this tour

4-hour guided walk through the backstreets of Kolkata

A ton of tastings at hidden street eats

Learn about the history and culture of Bengali cuisine 

Great photo opportunities

Refreshing Indian drinks and bottled water 

Fully trained English speaking guide 

Limited to just 8 exclusive guests each day

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Kolkata Uptown Food Tour

Sample Menu: Suns Down Let The Feast Begin

Jump onto Kolkata's modern metro service with your guide to reach a foodie part of town.

Jump onto Kolkata's modern metro service with your guide to reach a foodie part of town.

A thick and creamy glass of tropical fruit lasse to whet the whistle.

A thick and creamy glass of tropical fruit lasse to whet the whistle.

A succulent chicken thigh in a rich masala, served with paratha to mop up the sauce.

A succulent chicken thigh in a rich masala, served with paratha to mop up the sauce.

Puchkas. An Indian street favourite. The hollow shell filled with vegetarian good stuff and tamarind water.

Puchkas. An Indian street favourite. The hollow shell filled with vegetarian good stuff and tamarind water.

Jumbo prawn in a fragrant chingri coconut milk sauce, served with steamed rice. A Bengali seafood speciality.

Jumbo prawn in a fragrant chingri coconut milk sauce, served with steamed rice. A Bengali seafood speciality.

Together with a delicious curried fish mousse steamed in banana leaves and served with lime.

Together with a delicious curried fish mousse steamed in banana leaves and served with lime.

Take a ride on a rickshaw in one of the last places on Earth that still has them.

Take a ride on a rickshaw in one of the last places on Earth that still has them.

A prawn kabiraji from a legendary kitchen. Started by a Scot (of all people) in the late 19th century.

A prawn kabiraji from a legendary kitchen. Started by a Scot (of all people) in the late 19th century.

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Dive down some backstreets to see the real Kolkata. Meet the locals and see the shrines.

Dive down some backstreets to see the real Kolkata. Meet the locals and see the shrines.

Sample some seasonal Indian fruit to cleanse the palette.

Sample some seasonal Indian fruit to cleanse the palette.

The best onion bahji in town. From a famous revolutionary food stand the locals love to visit.

The best onion bahji in town. From a famous revolutionary food stand the locals love to visit.

Gram salad, a healthy mix of lentils, peeled cucumber, potato and corriander with masala and lemon.

Gram salad, a healthy mix of lentils, peeled cucumber, potato and corriander with masala and lemon.

Deep fried lentil balls with an Indian mustard dipping sauce.

Deep fried lentil balls with an Indian mustard dipping sauce.

A favourite indian corn snack with lentils, red onion and lime juice.

A favourite indian corn snack with lentils, red onion and lime juice.

Hop aboard the oldest tram system in Asia in search of dessert.

Hop aboard the oldest tram system in Asia in search of dessert.

Coconut sherbet (dub sarbat). A classic Bengali soft drink from a classic Bengal soda parlour.

Coconut sherbet (dub sarbat). A classic Bengali soft drink from a classic Bengal soda parlour.

A selection of sweet treats from a traditional Bengali sweet shop (like being a kid all over again).

A selection of sweet treats from a traditional Bengali sweet shop (like being a kid all over again).

Sample an ice cream particular to Kolkata called sandesh.

Sample an ice cream particular to Kolkata called sandesh.

Finish the evening with coffee (and your desserts) in grand and unusual surroundings.

Finish the evening with coffee (and your desserts) in grand and unusual surroundings.

How to book

To join the tour, hit the 'Book Now' button below, select your date, and secure your tour with your card. Special requests or private bookings, contact us.

Meeting point

Esplanade metro station main entrance (Gate 4). It's easy to reach from Park Street and we'll send you more details and address on your voucher. Your guide will be wearing A Chef's Tour t-shirt. 

What to expect

This tour is designed for adventurous eaters with an interest in discovering the food locals eat. It’s a walking tour, the pace is moderate, the terrain flat and there are plenty of rest (eating) stops along the way.

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