The city of joy – Kolkata is a place where you manage to fill yourself up even at lower prices. The quality and quantity won’t disappoint you. The food culture here in Kolkata draws many tourists because it is budget friendly. You can have a good time not only eating to your heart’s content but also roaming around in this city. Here are the top 20 cheap food joints in Kolkata.
You get the juiciest momos with super fillings at a reasonable price. This place isn’t much spacious, but that doesn’t bring any change in its popularity. A variety from steamed momos to pan fried all are available. There are several outlets, the main branch being in Jadavpur. Location: 9A, Bikramghar, Jadavpur.
When it comes to Biryani names like Arsalan and Zeeshan might be mentioned, but Nafeel is the recommended one especially if looking for beef biryani. Taste this platter of love with the Alu and one can also couple it with the beef kebabs. These overwhelming flavours will linger for a long time.
Location: 2A, Congress Exhibition Row, Near Park Circus Tram Depot, Park Circus Area
Don’t have much in your wallet? Yet hungry? Then this happens to be the exact place you should be visiting. They have these Thalis – veg, egg and chicken of which chicken is the most recommended. The Thali has a twist of sizzling hot touch with sweet in it – the soft Gulab Jamun. This is a perfect lunch platter that will fill every inch of your stomach.
Location: 282, Cittaranajan Colony, Near Himalaya Opticals, Jadavpur
This food joint is quite old and has been serving for ages to become the best in North Kolkata. Your love for deep fried items will be reviving once you visit this place. Their Fish Fry along with the Mochar Chop and Chingri Chop is a must try. Location: 29, Surya Sen Street, College Square, College Street
This place is quite famous and inexpensive. This is not only spacious but you will still love it for the food served here. Their Mughlai Parantha, Fish Kabiraji, and Mutton Kosha need mention.
Location: 9, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, New Market Area
This food stall is on the whole known for its variety of rolls. The Chicken roll here is worth the try. Spicy, juicy and cheap; all three combined makes you crave for more. Location: Triangular Park, New Alipore.
Another Biryani junction…. Not a big one but their Biryani will make you drool. Place an order for the Beef Biryani and team it with Bhuna beef. Do not miss out the masala Lassi and if you want something to take after the meal try their mouth-watering rolls. Location: 9/1, Noor Ali Avenue, Entally, Park Circus Area
Looking for some South Indian food joint? Jyoti Vihar will fulfil your wants. A wide range of delicacies from Milk Upma, Ghee Paper Butter, Sada Dosa, Dahi Vada, Medu Wadas and Onion Uttapam are served to delight your palate. Location: 3A/1, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Russel Street, Kolkata.
This place gives you a surfeit of choices; from drinks to food and even the Kulfis. You will complete a whole circle and fill yourself up with the Dahi Vada, Pao Bhaji, Bhel Puri and last but not the least a few South Indian cuisines. Their Kulfis need mention. Location: 10D, JL Nehru Road, Esplanade
For those fond of beef, this is your right stop. This pocket-friendly place has the beef kebabs wrapped in Paranthas as rolls with the required garnishing. Location: Prince Anwar Shah Road.
Indian Coffee House
You must have heard of this famous place. Well, try out their coffee both hot and cold an pair it with Mutton Cutlet, Veg Cutlet, Mutton Kabiraji or Chicken Afghani. It is one of the cheapest eateries with average accommodation you will come across. Location: 15, Bankim Chatterjee Street, College Street
This place is quite old and gives you a nostalgic feeling. Head here to taste the Prawn Cutlets. Apart from the Prawn, you get the Mutton Cutlet and don’t miss out their Devilled Eggs. Location: 40/1, Jatindra Mohan Avenue, Shobha Bazar
This restaurant is located near Rabindra Sadan Metro Station, famous for its inexpensive and luscious food. Visit this place for tasting the Mutton Kasha and pair it with Rumali Roti.Location: 59E, Near Rabindra Sadan Metro, Chowringhee Road.
Relish the crispy deep fried Mutton Cutlets and the hot Puris with Aloo Sabzi without burning a hole in your pocket. Location: 50B, Sadananda Road, Kalighat.
This sweet joint is not known to many people but has the cheapest snacks available. The menu runs from Kachoris to Samosas and Jalebis to Malpuas. Location: 174, Deshapriya Park E, Manoharpukur, Kalighat, Kolkata.
Going by the name and also being pocket-friendly this place is perfect for breakfast or snack. Their Radha Ballabi and Kachori is their speciality that one must try out.Location: 18, Anil Maitra Rd, Kolkata.
This joint has marked its place in the pages of the history of Kolkata. It is small but serves the most delicious Mutton Kosha. Team up your platter of Mutton Kosha with Parantha and the taste will linger for a long time. Location: 211-A, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Shyambazar, Kolkata.
Experience a wide variety of sherbets at a cheap rate. It is healthy, and you will surely crave for more. The Choco Malai is in the list of recommendation. Location: 1/1/1D, Bankim Chatterjee Street, B. C. Street, College Square, Kolkata.
This is the first food truck of Kolkata. It has a delicious menu that includes Burritos. Location: Near Ekdlia Evergreen Club, Gariahat Kolkata.
This place is more of a snack centre, quite well-known for the variety of chaats they serve and also the Gujarati food items. Kachori Chat is considered to be one of their popular items and the Dhoklas and Pohas will make your mouth water. These are just a sample of the awesome food that they offer. This budget-friendly joint ensures you fill yourself up. Location: 6/2, Sarat Bose Road, Elgin, Kolkata.