Alipore, is not only famous for the Zoo and the National Library. This is a posh place dotted with many cafes and restaurants. The calm of this place and ambience in general makes one want to flock here several times a week.
With some of the big names in the foodie circuit like Arsalan, Domino’s, Azad Hind Dhaba, Café Coffee Day, Barista, Subway, Tiwari’s, Gupta Brothers, Mama Mia, Baskin Robbins, Flury’s, Cakes, Chicago Pizza, Piccadilly Square, Paris Café, Kookie Jar, Chai Break, Gelato Italiano, The French Loaf, etc; situated in these areas, we are going to tell you about the hidden gems of these places.
Eat Your Way To Glory
This sports themed café has some of the top notch sports bikes and cars on display inside and outside the café. It has a lively ambience with games (PS4, foosball, ice hockey, T.T, etc), yum food and peppy music .you can choose to sit on a bean bag or a sofa or wooden chairs, and let the vibe take over.
Location: 2/3, Judges Court Road, Near Skoda Showroom, Alipore, Kolkata.
17 Types of Puchka
This unique puchkawala stands just at the entrance of the lane leading to woodland hospital. He sells 17 different falvours of puchka; that too with mineral water based tamarind water. This place is a must visit when in Alipore.
Drive In Snack Bar
A stone’s throw away from the famous puchkawala, is this snack bar. The beauty of this place lies in the fact that you don’t need to sit where the seating is laid out. You can sit on the cemented raised area near this place or you can even choose to sit in the comfort of your car and the waiters will come up to you to take and deliver the order. All you need to do is ‘drive in’. oh and its pure vegetarian. Do taste their cheese dosa.
Location: 1, Alipore Road, Alipore, Kolkata
Fried & Steamed
This place sells one of the best momos in Kolkata. A small kitchen is the only area they have, so you have to sit outside the shop, on the foothpath. But that does not deter people from crowding the entire area going nom nom with the crispy wonders. What’s better? It is very easy on the pocket.
Location: near Gupta brothers, New Alipore.
USP Of The Area
Anamika roll centre
This is a roadside stall that sells some fabulous rolls that are slightly different from the usual ones. You will always see a crowd in this place. Once there, you must try their thin, crisp paratha with layers of mashed potato, onions, coriander, egg or chicken or mutton. Also, their paneer rolls are worth the cost.
Location: outside Triangular Park, New Alipore.
Khirki Shree Hari Jalpaan Shop
This ‘khirki’ is one amazing window that you must visit. There is no seating arrangement. All you need to do is, place your order through the window and receive it from the same. This place has a variety of street food but with some generous sprinkling of their special ingredients that give it a very different taste from the regular street food that you may have elsewhere. You can have the mouth-watering chaat while standing on the footpath, sitting on your bikes or in your cars. This is a pocket-friendly affair.
Location: 128A, Block G, New Alipore, Kolkata
This food truck in New Alipur seems straight out of a bollywood movie. From the colour of the van to the style and flavours of the insta food, everything is trendy. From healthy options like baked beans on toast to the use of garlic butter, mushrooms and exotic veggies, from Italian dishes to Mexican ones, from fresh juice to mojitos, this food truck has it all.
Location: A few steps before Anamika .
Where to shop
Metropolis, in Alipur is a departmental store where you can do your grocery shopping. They have a wide variety of things from which you can select more than what you need.
Just above Metropolis is Amrapali’s where you can shop for designer suits and sarees which sometimes come at a discounted rate.
Fusion is the probably the only western clothes shop in New Alipur. They have an amazing collection of clothes from different brands for both genders. Don’t be surprised if you see a Zara top or a Mango dress out here. This place balances the high-end brands with the lesser known ones and what you get is some good looking piece of clothing that would definitely earn you some praises.
Among other shopping places here are, a Bata outlet, a presto shop, lines of optical shops, and some florist who are very creative with their bouquet designs and party decorations.