Private Kolkata Uptown Food Tour

  • Maximum size
    8 guests
  • Start Time
    17h00 - 21h00
  • Menu
    14 Tasting Menu
  • Prices from
    59 USD
  • trip-advisor As recommended by 99% of customers on TripAdvisor

About your tour

Kicking off at sundown, meet your guide before heading north to a district known for having the best places to eat in Kolkata.

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

Snacking all the while, your food tour circumambulates the largest municipal swimming baths you'll ever see, offering local Bengali's a refreshing dip in the sweltering 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.

Why this tour is awesome

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.


The northern district of Kolkata is rarely visited by foreigners

Receive a blessing before the tour kicks off

The best pomegranate lasse in the whole of Kolkata

Mouth-watering mutton curry with freshly made chapattis

Ride through the streets of old Kolkata on a hand-pulled rickshaw

Lip-smackingly good Bengali fish curry

Explore the backstreets of Old Calcutta

Fried good things from a eatery that's been serving locals for years

Street chaat snacks to walk with

Pani puris which explode with flavour


  • Price US $59 per person
  • Language English, Hindi
  • Private tour Fully private experience
  • Tastings 14 tasting menu
  • Drinks Bottled water and local drinks
  • Duration 17h00 - 21h00
  • Guide Licensed foodie guide
  • Cancellation Cancel up to 48 hours
  • Family friendly Children welcome
  • Instant confirmation Book and confirm
  • Pick up / drop off Not included

Dietary information

  • Vegetarian Vegetarians welcome
  • Vegan Unsuitable for vegans
  • Pescatarian Fish eaters welcome
  • Lactose free Unsuitable for lactose intolerant
  • Gluten free Unsuitable for gluten intolerant

Discover what Kolkata cuisine is all about


How to book

To join the tour, use the calendar to select your date and secure your tour with your card. For special requests, private bookings, or dietary requirements, please contact us. Safety of our customers is our first priority, so if you have any allergies, please contact us before booking.

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.

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.

Your guide

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.

Avik Mitra - The Kolkata Foodie

Why you should book with us

  • 99% 5 star reviews across our tours
  • Secure payments through provider Stripe
  • Full refund if you have to cancel up to 48 hours before
  • Authentic food experience, escape the tourist traps