Five Most Famous Sweet Shops in Kolkata

If one can think of anything beyond the beauty of Victoria Memorial, the hustle-bustle of Park Street, the serenity of Princep Ghats, and the solidity of the Howrah Bridge, it would surely be the famous sweets of Kolkata.

So just like Macher Jhol is incomplete without a piece of that syrup dipped in Rosogolla, so is India without the famous sweets of Bengal. 

Soar your excitement because we are going to take you on a tour of the 5 best sweet shops in Kolkata. 

Let's first step our foot in:

Ganguram & Sons


Ganguram & Sons are one of the most renowned sweetmeat shops in Kolkata. Late Ganguram Chaurasia who came to Kolkata from Varanasi in the 1880s began to work in a shop owned by Raja Kamala Prasad Mukherjee. For some reason, the business was closed, but the Raja gifted Ganguram a small plot of land in Maniktala because he was pleased with his work and since then this sweet shop began its journey. Known for its varieties of Sandesh and sweets like Kheer Kadam, Rasogulla, etc Ganguram has been spreading the joy of selling satiating Bengali sweets since the year 1885 and now has 27 outlets.

If you can’t wait to try their delicacies, all you have to do is visit and order their most loved Kheer Kadam, Nolen Gurer Jolbhora Sandesh, Rasogulla, and the variety of Chanachurs they offer. So, what are you waiting for? Dig in quickly! Because you wouldn't want to miss the sweets of a place where eminent personalities like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Satyajit Ray, Morarji Desai, Pandit Ravishankar, Bhimsen Joshi, similarly few foreign dignitaries such as Chou-en-Lai, Nikita Khrushchev Bulganin, The Queen Elizabeth-II have visited and relished the wide range of delicacies offered.

Location: 159C, Vivekananda Road, Maniktala, Kolkata.


Sen Mahasay


Sen Mahasay delivers finger-licking treats such as ratabi sandesh, abar khabo, golapi sandesh, desh gourab, dorbesh, monmatano, monohora, malai chop and pink pera. All these sweets are prepared according to time-tested recipes in a traditional manner. You can indulge in their seasonal delicacies such as aam sandesh during summers and noler gurer (jaggery) during winters. An age-old promise of taste will leave your mouth watering.

Location: 1/1c, Sibdas Bhaduri St, Mohon Bagan Row, Fariapukur, Shyam Bazar, Kolkata.


Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick

Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick

The unmatched quality of sweets products by Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick cater to all with utmost perfection. Their signature items include Abar khabo sandesh and Chaler dudh. Visit them to embrace the true and authentic taste of Bengali sweets.

Location: 2, Paddapukur Road, Jadubabur Bazar, Bhowanipore, Kolkata


Girish Chandra Dey & Nakur Chandra Nandy

Girish Chandra Dey & Nakur Chandra Nandy

Established way back in 1844, Girish Chandra Dey and Nakur Chandra Nandy is another famous sweet shop that is a major crowd-puller. Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, you must visit this sweetmeat shop in Kolkata. While the varieties of sandesh will take you by surprise, items like chocolate malai roll, rice ball and choco toofan are must-have. Do try jolbhora, Sourav sandesh, chocolate Sachin and mulberry sandesh, to name a few.

Location: 56, Ramdulal Sarkar St, near Bethune college, Hedua, Kolkata.


KC Das

KC Das

K.C das has attained excellence in the type and texture of sweets it brings to the Bengali palate since 1956. They have marketed the very famous rosogollas so well that they are known for it. The first canned rasgulla was sold by this famous sweet shop, making it widely available. The must trys include- rasmalai, kesar rajbhog and the most renowned rasgulla.

Location: 11 A&B, Central Ave, Esplanade, Kolkata.


So, if your mouth is watering and you want to try these amazing sweets of Bengal but you can’t plan a trip to Kolkata because of your work or busy schedule, no worries, now you can order the most famous sweets of Bengal with just a click from YumBasket, your favourite sweet will be directly delivered to your home straight from Kolkata.

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