Sweets are irresistible to almost everyone and Bengalis are one of the top sweet gastronomes and their cuisine boasts of a variety of delicious desserts that can satisfy any sweet tooth. The “Baro Mase Tero Parbon” is incomplete without the different sweets.
You may encounter many small and big sweet shops in the streets of Kolkata. Most of them provide a wide variety of sweets. From the soft and spongy rasgulla to the rich and creamy sandesh, you will get everything here.
But if you are looking for the best sweets, both in taste and quality, there are many famous sweet shops in Kolkata that have been serving the locals and visitors for decades, if not centuries. These shops have a history and a legacy that make them stand out from the rest. They have mastered the art of making traditional Bengali sweets, as well as experimenting with new flavors and ingredients.
In this article, you will get to know about the following sweet shops in Kolkata,
- Balaram Mullick and Radharaman Mallick
- Girish Chandra Dey and Nakur Chandra Nandi
- Bhim Chandra Nag
- NC and KC Das
- Makhan Lal Das
Let’s see a little bit more about each of these sweet shops.
Best Sweet Shops in Kolkata (West Bengal)
Some of the famous sweet shops to visit in Kolkata are,
1. Balaram Mullick and Radharaman Mullick
‘Balaram Mullick and Radharaman Mallick’ is among the oldest and most authentic sweet shops in Kolkata, established in the year 1885.
You can find a wide range of delicious and unique sweets, contemporary desserts, and mouth-watering snacks. Some of their specialties include Mango Soofley, Mango Gelato, Kesar Malai Sandesh, baked Rosogolla, various types of curd, and Baked Doi.
2. Girish Chandra Dey and Nakur Chandra Nandi
‘Girish Chandra Dey and Nakur Chandra Nandi’ is a 175-year-old sweet shop located near Hedua.It is known for selling the best “Sandesh.”
The sweet shop was established in the year 1844 and does not prepare any sweets other than ‘Sandesh.’ They use pure “Chhana” or Custard Cheese to prepare almost 50-60 varieties of Sandesh.
You must try their “Jol Vora Sandesh.”
3. Bhim Chandra Nag
Bhim Chandra Nag is one of the ancient sweet treasures of Kolkata, situated in Nirmal Chandra Street, Bowbazar. They sell a variety of sweets such as Abar Khabo, Kasturi, Ledikeni, or what we call as “Gulab Jamun.”
Ledikeni is the most famous and oldest sweet found here. B.C. Nag made this in honor of the wife of the then Governor of Bengal, Lord Caning.
4. NC and KC Das
Entire India correlates Bengalis with “Rosogolla and Fish.” If you are a fan of Rosogolla, the quintessential Bengali sweet, you cannot miss visiting KC Das in Esplanade.
Nobin Chandra Das created this heavenly sweet Rosogolla, and eventually, it gained popularity all over India and many other parts of the world.
Rosogolla is a cute ball of “Chhana” soaked in sugar syrup. You can find them in various flavors at KC Das, like Mango and Nolengur.
You can even order KC Das’s Rosogollas on Amazon.
5. Makhan Lal Das
Located in Chitpur, Kolkata, Makhan Lal Das is also one of the oldest Sandesh makers in India. This sweet shop is about 200 years old.
Previously, confectioners used to make sweets purely with sugar, Chhana, and milk. With time, the sweet shop has started to make sweets with chocolates, jaggery, and other flavored items.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit these famous sweet shops in Kolkata and try some popular Bengali sweets.
Along with all the spices of life, sprinkle the magic of sweets to make your life sweeter!
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