Best Bengali Food In Mumbai. Where Is It?

I’m a Bengali living away from home and every now and then I get this craving for Bengali flavours. In all honesty, Maharashtrian food has 1/4th the range of flavours of what Kolkata does, so it can get pretty dull for us Bongs here. Which is why it is extremely important to know where to get the Bengali fix in this city.

No.1 - Kolkata Rolls

Kolkata rolls are THE BEST. Okay, maybe I have a very biased opinion right now, but the number of flavours in there. YUMM. I love their egg-chicken roll. Isn’t it amazing how Kolkata tries to put as much non-veg as possible into their food? Try their Chicken Kosha Roll as well.
And they deliver, so you can devour them lazily.

Location: Kharghar, Kharghar Station, Seawoods, Vashi, Kopar Khairane, Kamothe. Click for directions.
Call: +91 9967243743 | +91 9967243743 | +91 9920973803 | +91 7400465299 | +91 9320667799
Cost for two: INR 200

No. 2 - The Calcutta Club

This place is so old that I’m surprised it’s still alive. I know people Bengalis who go here when they start getting homesick. Just like home, the food is comforting and filling but just like home, sometimes they mess up. I’d suggest sticking to the basics, the Paturi, sukto, aloo posto or aloo jhuri with dal aar bhaat. This is a place for home food, not gourmet.

Location: Oshiwara, Mumbai. Click for directions.
Call: 022 65013733 | +91 9870424395
Cost for two: INR 600

No. 3 - Oh! Calcutta

I’m going to say it, Anjan Chatterjee is a mad genius business person. Ask any Bengali person (who isn’t on a strict budget) where they want to go have Bengali food, they’ll say Oh! Calcutta. This place takes the traditional tastes of Bengali cuisine and refines them. Check this place out during the Hilsa festival, it’s bonkers. Don’t forget to have their Nolen Gurer Ice cream (Jaggery Ice cream).

Location: Khar, Lokhandwala, Oshiwara. Click for directions.
Call: 022 26487920 | 022 26487921
Cost for two: INR 1200

No. 4 - The Bombay Canteen

Chef Thomas Zacharias loves cooking food from every part of India and in June he organised the “Canteen Bengali Bhoj” that sported the iconic Daab Chingri, Bengali chicken curry, Pati shapta, Chittol Maacher muittha and he also broke the misconception that “Bengali cuisine is all about seafood” by bringing into focus how we Bengalis love and respect fresh produce. Some of the recipes from the “Bhoj” have made it into their permanent menu. Try out the Aloo’r dum car koraishuti’r kochuri and pati shapta.

Location: Lower Parel, Mumbai. Click for directions.
Call: 022 49666666
Cost for two: INR 2000


Photo credit: @cheftzac

WRITTEN BY  - Shubhroja Sen shubhrojasen@bingedaly.in

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