Mishti & Bengalis: Ek Prem Katha! Check These Iconic Kolkata Sweet Shops To Be Mishtimukh This Pujo

by Shreya Ghosh
Mishti & Bengalis: Ek Prem Katha! Check These Iconic Kolkata Sweet Shops To Be Mishtimukh This Pujo

Subho Soshti! Today marks the 6th day of Durga Puja and Bengalis are celebrating each and every day with pomp and glory. Do you know what is the most asked questions among Bengalis right now? Well, the first is kota thakur dkhle (how many idols have you watched) and ki ki khele (what all did you eat). Celebrating our biggest festival can never be complete without exploring pandals and eating delicious food and the menu includes our eternal love, lots of mishti. And to gorge on a feast of finger-licking sweets, visiting these iconic sweet shops is a must.

6 Iconic Sweet Shops In Kolkata That Hold A Special Corner In Our Hearts

1. Girish Chandra Dey & Nakur Chandra Nandy

Girish Ch Dey & Nakur Ch Nandy (@girishnakur) shared a picture of a huge spread of delectable sweets.

It was 1844 when Girish Chandra Dey established this iconic shop. It is one of the city’s oldest mishti’r dokan and is still continuing to rule sweet lovers’ hearts for generations. Famous for a huge range of sandesh and unique sweet options, you surely need to visit Girish Chandra Dey & Nakur Chandra Nandy and taste some special sweets on Durga Puja.

Where: 56, Ramdulal Sarkar Street, Hedua Park, Hatibagan, Kolkata

When: 7 AM – 10:30 PM

Price: ₹100 for two people (approx.)

Also read: Durga Puja 2023: 5 Tours & Guides To Take To Explore Durga Puja Pandals In Kolkata

2. Chittaranjan Mistanna Bhandar Pvt Ltd

Taking to Facebook, Chittaranjan Mistanna Bhandar Pvt. Ltd. shared pictures of sweets.

Long back in the year 1907, Chittaranjan Mistanna Bhandar Pvt Ltd was established. Nestled in the Sovabazar area, this sweet shop has been ruling sweet lovers’ hearts and the market for over a century and we can never make a list of iconic sweet shops in Kolkata without this. Two of our recommendations from this shop are Madhuporko and Rosogolla.

Where: 34B, Shobha Bazar Street, Near Lal Mandir, Shobha Bazar, Kolkata

When: 9 AM – 7 PM

Price: ₹100 for two people (approx.)

3. K.C. Das

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Yet another heritage sweet shop on this list is K.C. Das. The iconic establishment is known for its range of authentic options. This is one of the best places in the city to satiate your hunger for delightful sweets. When you visit K.C. Das, make sure to enjoy Makha Sandesh and Rosogolla.

Where: Multiple Outlets

When: 8 AM – 9:30 PM

Price: ₹100 for two people (approx.)

Also read: From Chhow Mask To Exquisite Installations, How Art Has Transformed Durga Puja Celebrations

4. Nalin Chandra Das & Sons

Nalin Chandra Das & Sons shared a picture of mouth-watering sweets on Facebook.

Established in the year 1850, Nalin Chandra Das & Sons is one of the ultimate heritage sweet shops in the City of Joy to indulge in a feast of delish mithai. All the outlets have a tempting variety of mishti options and some of the famous options are Black Forest Sandesh and Jalbhara Talsansh.

Where: Multiple Outlets

When: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Price: ₹300 for two people (approx.)

5. Ganguram And Sons

Taking to Instagram, ganguram.com (@ganguramonline) shared a picture of lip-smacking chenna toast.


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Ganguram And Sons was established in 1955 on Rash Behari Avenue. This is a renowned sweet shop in the city and is known for offering an impressive range of Bengali sweets. The chena sweets and sandesh options are quite popular among foodies. Baked Rasgulla, Chena Toast, and Kalakand are the most famous options.

Where: Multiple Outlets

When: 10:15 AM – 2:45 AM

Price: ₹200 for two people (approx.)

Also read: Kolkata Durga Puja 2023: From Traffic Guidelines To Helpline Info; Here Are The Updates To Note

These 5 days of Durga Puja are not about dieting or counting calories. These days should look like waking up to Luchi-Alur Dom, Maachh-Mangsho for lunch, Egg Roll-Phuchka during evening snacks, and again some yummy food for dinner. Remember, relishing Bengali sweets is a must at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

A proper meal is incomplete without doing mishtimukh. And for that, there are so many sweets to gorge on starting with Rosogolla to Sandesh, Mishti Doi, Chhanar Jilipi, Ras Malai, Chom Chom, Labanga Latika, and more. Among the huge list of sweets to enjoy during the festival, Bengalis need to relish Sitabhog and Mihidana. Though these are specialties of the Burdwan district, you will get them anywhere in West Bengal now.

Toh kota mishti khele?

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