Best Sweet Shop in Kolkata
There is an old saying that Kolkata and sweets have a long relation which is completely inseparable. Coming to Kolkata and not having sweets is something which no one can imagine. In fact, people from other countries come to Kolkata just to have different kinds of sweets. People of Kolkata are really biased about the sweets they get in the city so it is seen that whenever they go anywhere out of the city, they do carry a box of sweets. There is literally no dearth of sweet shop within the city.
First of all, it is a difficult task for every single person staying in Kolkata to say which shop is the best when it comes to sweets. The varieties, taste, quality of each shop is at par with each other. Any invitation is incomplete without a typical Bengali Sandesh but do you know from where to buy? If you do not know or you are confused about it then read this article, by the end of the article you will surely decide where to place the order. This article will have a list of best sweet shops functioning in Kolkata. They are: –
1. BalaramMullick And RadharamanMullick
This is the oldest sweet shop of the city founded in the year 1885. This shop was founded by Ganesh Chandra Mullickwho used to stay atKonnagar of the Hooghly district. He started this shop when he was in his twenties. Later the legacy was carried forward by his brother named Shree BalaramMullick and his own son RadharamanMullick. Freshness in the sweets and the quality is what they serve to their customers. The sweets are made in the shop so the customers can see the raw materials use and the freshness of it. Twice it has been voted by the Times of India as the best ‘Mithai Shop’, once in the year 2009 and next in 2010 respectively. They do have many branches throughout Kolkata but the main branch is in Bhawanipur region. If you visit this shop please buy their Nolen Gur Sandesh and Chocolate Mishti. They do have given the facility to shop online from their own website, in fact there is a space where you can provide your feedback about the shop. They take feedback very seriously as because they believe this will help them to do better in the coming days. For them their customers are their top priority and they try their utmost to serve them properly.
Address: 2, Paddapukur Road,
West Bengal 700020
2. Bhim Chandra Nag
Another reputed shop is the Bhim Chandra Nag. This shop literally needs no introduction, everyone knows about it all over West Bengal. It was setup during the year 1826 by Paran Chandra Nag in the Bowbazar area. Their speciality is AsuBhog Sandesh and Ledikeni. Though it is an old shop but it keeps upgrading itself every now and then and this is because the customers taste keep changing. If you visit the shop during Indian summer then do not forget to taste their Alphonso Sandesh. It is made up of mango and is really tasty. Some of the famous sweet of this shop are Dilkush, Kodapak Sandesh, Adar Khabo, Manohara and Jolbhora. These sweets have made a mark in the mind of everyone who have tasted it.
Address: 46, Strand Rd,
West Bengal 700007
3. Gupta Brothers
Actually, it was the vision of the owner Seth Prakash Chandra Gupta to make good quality snacks and sweets in his store so that the elite class of people staying in the city can enjoy it. Today the legacy is being carried forward by his son Parikshit Gupta. The sweets that are served here are made up of ghee hence it is not dry. Gulab Jamun made by them is really famous. The laddus of this shop is famous all over India, people buy their sweets and gift to their family and friends who does not belong to this city. They pack the sweets in really good manner so that the sweets stay intact inside the box. Popular sweet dishes of Gupta Brothers are Badam Barfi, Jalebi, Club Kachori, Samosa and Dahi Vada. Not only typical Bengali sweets you will find different mishtis as well. If there is a party in your place then you can order sweets from the Gupta Brothers as they have variety of desserts and surely your guests will love it.
Address: Block CF 203,
Landmark: Near Swimming Pool,
West Bengal 700064
4. Hindustan Sweets
If you are a true-blue sweet lover then you should visit this Hindustan Sweets. Serving the city for the past few decades. Mr Haridas Paul was the founder of this shop. His inspiration has helped the next generations to launch new products. The officials working here has adopted all the new technology to prepare the sweets. They see the products stays for a long period of time.The Jalebis here are worth trying. BhajaMishti and Herbal Mishti are something which you will not get in any other sweet shop. The herbal sweets have medical values in it.They do have many outlets in Kolkata, one of the address is mentioned below. The officials here stay in touch with the present technological development team so that they can keep improving themselves. The scientists of Jadavpur University and the chemists of Hindusthan Sweets are continuously working for upgrading the standards of the sweets and also check the quality. They do have their own research and development team who are busy with their research work so that they can provide the customers something new or some traditional sweet in new flavour.
Address: 58/1, Jadavpur Central Rd,
West Bengal 700032
5. C. Das
Nobin Chandra Das was the founder of the famous Rossogolla in the year 1868. Bengalis and Rossogolla are inseparable pair. Most of the Bengalis need a Rossogolla from K. C. Das at least one in a day. Later this man handed over his shop to his son K C Das. Krishna Chandra Das was a Bengali entrepreneur, confectioner and businessman of the early 20th century.Rossogolla is famous all over the world. Now everyone makes it but the tasty ones you will get it over here only.This is located at Esplanade area and it is known as the heart of the city. Most of the time whenever people go to New Market for shopping, they end up having sweets from here, though it has many outlets throughout West Bengal. You will get Rosogollas everywhere but you will not get the spongy ones anywhere apart from this particular shop. Langcha, Nolen Gur Roll and Gulab Jamun are hot favourites of the customers.
Address: 11 A&B,
West Bengal 700069
6. Girish Chandra Dey And Nakur Chandra Nandy
Serving the nation since 1844 with traditional Bengali sweets. This famous sweet shop is located in North Kolkata region. Even this is one of the oldest sweet shop and the best one as well. It is really difficult to say which one type of sweet is the best, still you should try their Nolen Gur er Sandesh, Rasmalai, Parijat Sandesh and MousumiSandesh. Mishti Doi is something which should not be missed out. Since 19th century the Sandesh of this shop has occupied a place throughout the country. Some of the celebrities of Hindi Film Industry order sweets from this shop for any special occasion. An anecdote to be shared here is the Chief Minister of West Bengal had presented one hundred Kanchagolla and Parijat Sandesh to Hillary Clinton. They do have their own official website, do visit it if you need to know the price of the sweets.
Address: 56, Ramdulal Sarkar St,
Landmark: near Bethune college,
West Bengal 700006
If you are looking for traditional sweets which our grandfathers would have them come to Mouchak. Quite an old shop but has maintained its good name throughout. If you are new to Kolkata and staying in the southern part of the city then please come him at least once are try their sweets. Throughout the day this shop is crowded. During special Bengali festivals they make different kinds of sweets which are not available all the time.They do take up orders for marriages as well but the order should be placed at least a month back. Located at the heart of Gol Park region so finding this shop will not be a problem for anyone.
Address: 23, Gariahat Road,
West Bengal 700029
8. Nalin Chandra Das & Sons
Serving the nation for more than 175 years and it is famous from its inception. In the year 1841 the first store was started. Generally, they make milk products sweets and known for KarapakSandesh which includes Rose Cream, Chocolate Sandesh, Orange Cream, JalbharaTalsansh, Ice Cream Sandesh, AbarKhabo, Cake Sandesh, Monohara, Pista Sandesh and so on. The Nolen Gur er Sandesh during the winter season is something no one should miss. They have their outlets in Nutan Bazar, New Town, Rashbehari, Hedua and Bangla Misti Hub.
Address: NKDA Market,
1B New Town.
Landmark: Near Tank No. 8 and New Town School
9. Sen Mahasay
The journey of this sweet shop started as a very small shop in Fariapukur by Ashutosh Sen in 19th century. He was not a professional confectioner but still he could make delicious sweets. This was his hobby; he would make sweets like AbarKhabo and Ratabi Sandesh. Eminent Bengali novelists like TarashankarBandopadhyay and Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay would visit this shop. They have 4 outlets throughout the City of Joy. You will find sweet lovers whenever you go to the city. Some of their specialities are Dorbesh, Ratabi Sandesh, Monohora, DeshGourab, Pink Pera, Malai Chop and Monmatano. If you visit this shop during the mango season then please try the Aam Sandesh.
Address: Shop No. 1/1C SibdasBhaduri Street,
West Bengal 700004
Ganguram is a sweet shop cum confectionary which is located at the Everest House of Chowringhee Road. The owner GanguramChaurasia in 1880s had come to Kolkata from Varanasi and started to work in a shop owned by Raja Kamala Prasad Mukherjee. The shop got shut down for some reason. The Raja had gifted Ganguram a plot of land in the Manicktala region as because he was happy with his service. Ganguram started a small sweet shop here. since then, till date this shop is still functioning in the city. Kolaveri Di Sandesh is their exclusive product. Right now, they have 27 outlets and have more than 200 delicacies. Their products are catered to prestigious government offices, reputed corporate houses, multi cuisine restaurants, high society marriages and so on. Customers can buy sweets from their official website. They can place bulk order also for any occasion.
This was the only sweet shop of the college street region. Previously renowned Bengali actors come here to eat a lot. There famous delicacies are Chitrakut, ShorerNaru. This sweet shop serves various kind of delicious sweets at a low-price rate. Though this is a well-known shop but the price of their products is really less but that does not mean they compromise on the quality. People from various parts of West Bengal whenever they come to Kolkata, they make it a point to visit this shop and obviously pack some for their family members and friends.
Address: Adjecnt City College of Commerce,
12B, Surya Sen Street,
West Bengal 700012
These days people are really conscious about what they eat and everyone tries to maintain their figure, this fact is not unknown to the shopkeepers, hence they try to make sweets which will be good for the health of the customers. None of the shops mentioned in this article have earned any criticisms from the customers.