Tired & Hungry After Pandal Hopping? Here Are All The Places To Beat The Hunger Pangs


We know you love the pandal hopping and everything that comes with it. There is definitely something so mesmerizing about the Durga puja days that we can’t help but venture out to have all the year’s fun in a few days. And after all that tiring pandal hopping, you can’t help but feel the need for a place to chill and eat. So there are places to go after pandal hopping.

Now don’t be in a dilemma of where to go, how it’ll be or what food you can possibly get in the wee hours of puja pandal hopping because we’ve got you a list of places that are surely open all throughout the night, ready to serve you kickass food to beat the post-pandal hopping hunger pangs.

Balwant Singh eating house

Famous for its special chai and doodh cola, this midnight hub is always brimming with people flowing in and out of the place. The beauty of this place is that while most people go to restaurants and dhabas to sit inside, here it is the other way round.

Location: 10/B Harish Mukherjee Road
Timing: 6 am to 3 am
Cuisine: North Indian – Pure Vegetarian
Must Try: Sarson ka Saag(only in winters), Doodh Fanta and Aloo paratha

Azad Hind Dhaba

Here, you could choose to dine indoors or in the comfort of your own car (due to excess crowd). We don’t mind as long as our tummy is satisfied, and that it surely will be if you dine here. Do try their dal tadka and tangri kabab. We promise you won’t regret.

Location: 12/1 Ballygunge Circular Road
Timing: 12 noon to 1:30am
Cuisine: North Indian and Rolls
Must Try: Chicken Tikka, Tandoori Pomfret and Paneer Butter Masala

Sharma Dhaba

This ‘sharma ji ka beta’ is not here to give you an inferiority complex. In fact, they welcome every customer without any judgmental looks. They serve you piping hot butter nan with creamy butter chicken and all this without cribbing. 

Location: 17/1 B Ballygunge Circular Road, Opposite Ballygunge Military Camp
Timing: 24 hours
Cuisine: Indian
Must Try: Chicken Bharta, egg tarka and Chicken Malai Kebab Masala 

Gupta Brothers

Kesar badam lassi and flavoured kulfi, enough said. This joint is not only your ‘sweet’ destination but also serves some mouth watering veggie delights.

Location: 82A Elgin Road, Sambhunath Pandit St, Bhowanipore
Timing: 9 AM to 10:30 PM (But they are open till late) 
Cuisine: Mithai, North Indian, Street Food
Must Try: Chaat, Veg Thali, Dhania Dosa, Dahi Vada, Kulfi, Mango Lassi, Gulab Jamun

Jai Hind Dhaba

If you are craving calories then this is your go-to place. Chicken bharta, aloo do pyaza, panner butter masala, need we say more?

Location: 41/1A Sarat Bose Road
Timing: 12 noon to 2 am
Cuisine: Chinese & Indian
Must Try: Chicken Bharta, Aloo do Piyaza and Dal Makhani


Started off as a tiny road side fast food stall, Goutam’s has worked its way around the food map of the city and currently runs 3 big outlets.

Location: 26/P Duttabad Road, Sector – 1, Salt Lake
Timing: 6:30 pm to post midnight
Cuisine: Chinese & Indian
Must Try: Cold Coffee with ice cream, Crispy Chilli Babycorn, and Chicken Fry


Long drive with friends to Kolaghat is all you need as a stress buster after a long hectic time at pandal hopping. Add to that some amazing food and beverages and you are sorted. Sher-e-Punjab offers you just the right amount of chill pill.

Location: National Highway 6, Kolaghat, West Bengal 721134
Timing: 24 hours
Cuisine: North Indian
Must Try: Lassi, Dal Tadka, Chicken tandoori

The Box

If all you’re looking for some ‘kadak chai’ and some warm samosas with ample space for you to park your SUV, The Box is where you go after pandal hopping. Also you’ll be saving up on some money too. 

Location: B66, Sec-B, Tangra, just beside Byepass Dhaba
Timing:  10 AM to 9 PM (But open until late hours)
Cuisine: Street Food
Must Try: Chai, Samosa, Kochuri, Nimki


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