A Taste Test of Authentic Bengali Street Food in Decker’s Lane

by Shubhanjana Das
A Taste Test of Authentic Bengali Street Food in Decker’s Lane

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Decker’s Lane or Office Para in Kolkata is heaven for everyone who has a taste for the city’s famous street food.

What Is It?

One of the many street food destinations that Kolkata hides in its alleyways is Decker’s Lane or James Hickey Sarani. Also known as Office Para to the locals owing to the presence of many private and public sector offices in the area, Decker’s Lane has long been associated with authentic Bengali street food.

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Decker’s Lane feeds thousands of office-goers every day in the area. From fried rice and chilli chicken to vegetable stews and even the humble ghugni that Kolkata so loves, you can find everything here in this one lane.

What’s In It?

One look at Decker’s Lane and you’ll realise that your lunch will be anything but a one-course meal. The lane houses Chitto Da’r Chaa’er Dokaan, the city-wide famous tea shop which sells one of Kolkata’s favourite breakfasts- ghugni and pauruti (bread). You can also find Chinese fast foods like Chowmein, Veg Manchurian, Chilli Chicken along with the Bengali ones.

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One can even find healthy options like vegetarian and chicken stew, Chilli chicken and Fried rice, as well as the humbling chaa (tea). If you’re looking for snacks, you will surely leave with a tummy-full of delicious Kolkata street foods.


Address: Dacres Lane, Near Pearless Bhawan, Esplanade, Kolkata- 700069
Timing: Office Hours

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