Kicking off at sundown, meet your guide before heading north to a district known for having the best places to eat in Kolkata. 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.
Starting with a tropical lasse, you'll meander through the calm residential streets taking in sights and picking up tasty titbits on the move. Discover how local people chill out and relax after hours and what they like to nibble on when doing so.
Snacking all the while, the tour circumambulates the largest municipal swimming baths you'll ever see, offering local Bengali's a refreshing dip in the swealtering 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.
*Sorry veggies, this one's not for you, but try our lunchtime ramble? Pesce's, we can swap out the meat to suit you though.
**Street food vendors take time off too, so we can’t promise every Kolkata food tour will be the same, but fear not, the day will always be packed with good stuff.
"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 was our guide on this chef's your of Kolkata and what a great guide he turned out to be. He looked after us both as though we were his honour guests. The tour itself takes parts of the city I would never have known to have visited and the food we sampled was beautiful. We walked down back streets and chatted about the history of Kolkata and at all rights felt very safe under his guidance. I'd recommend this tour to anyone who fancies sampling the delights of the city, whether it be culinary or aesthetic.
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.
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.
1 - 8 People
17h00 - 21h00
14 Tasting Menu
USD $40 per Person