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5 Famous Sweet Shops in Kolkata You Must Visit

Sweets are irresistible almost by everyone. The Bongs are one of the top sweet gastronomes.

You may encounter many small and big sweet shops in the lanes and streets of Kolkata. The “Baro Mase Tero Parbon” is incomplete without the different sweets.

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So let us take a look at the top five sweet shops you can visit in Kolkata.

A list of some of the popular and best sweet shops in Kolkata includes,

  1. Balaram Mullick and Radharaman Mallick
  2. Girish Chandra Dey and Nakur Chandra Nandi
  3. Bhim Chandra Nag
  4. NC and KC Das
  5. Makhan Lal Das

Let’s see a little bit more about each of these sweet shops…

Famous Sweet Shops in Kolkata, West Bengal

Some of the famous sweet shops to visit in Kolkata are,

Balaram Mullick and Radharaman Mallick

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Balaram Mullick and Radharaman Mallick are some of the oldest sweet shops established in the year 1885.

There are two branches of this authentic sweet shop, one is located in Prince Anwar Shah Road and the other one is in Bhowanipore.

This sweet shop is known for selling yummy and unique sweets, contemporary desserts, and lip-smacking snacks.

It is famous for some unique sweets like Mango Soofley, Mango Gelato, Kesar Malai Sandesh, baked Rosogolla, varieties of curd, Baked Doi being the most popular.

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Girish Chandra Dey and Nakur Chandra Nandi

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Girish Chandra Dey and Nakur Chandra Nandi are 175-year-old located near Hedua sweet shops known for selling the best “Sandesh”.

The sweet shop was established in the year 1844. The sweet shop does not prepare any sweets other than Sandesh.

It prepares almost 50-60 varieties of Sandesh with pure “Chhana” or Custard Cheese.

The sweet shop is famous for “Jol Vora Sandesh”.

Bhim Chandra Nag

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Located in Nirmal Chandra Street, Bowbazar, Bhim Chandra Nag is one of the ancient sweet treasures of Kolkata.

The sweet shop sells varieties of sweets like Abar Khabo, Kasturi, Ledikeni or what we call as “Gulab Jamun”.

Ledikeni is the most famous and oldest sweet found here. It was made by B.C Nag in honor of the wife of Governor of Bengal, Lord Caning.

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NC and KC Das

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You all have heard about the famous Bengali film, Rosogolla. Many of you have seen it too.

Entire India correlates Bengalis with “Rosogolla and Fish”.

Once in a lifetime, you must visit the best Rosogolla sweet shop of Bengal KC Das in Esplanade.

Nobin Chandra Das created this heavenly sweet Rosogolla, and eventually, this sweet gained popularity in India and many parts of the world.

Filled with sugar syrup, the cute “Chaanar” balls can be found in various flavors like Mango and Nolengur.

You can even order KC Das’s Rosogollas on Amazon.

Makhan Lal Das

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Located in Chitpur, Kolkata, Makhan Lal Das sweet shop 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.

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Don’t miss the opportunity to visit these famous sweet shops in Kolkata and try out some of the popular Bengali sweets.

Along with all the spices of life, sprinkle the magic of sweets to make your life sweeter!

Disclaimer: Please note that the images used in the article are for representative purposes only.

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