The cuisine in Kolkata is simply magical. The city has plenty of Bengali restaurants nowadays, serving popular dishes like hilsa fish and machar jhol. Bengali sweets and cakes are also worth trying. Snacks like syrup-dipped cheese balls and mishti doi sweetened yoghurt are ubiquitous. Not surprisingly, the unique Indian dishes of Kolkata are highly sought after. Chowringhee Road has an assortment of cheap vendors selling popular local snacks. Clubs and pubs are commonly found in the Esplanade district and in southern Kolkata, and primarily cater for the young crowd.Shopping
Kolkata has a huge range of shopping facilities and has historically been an important trade centre for handicrafts of East India; this is still true today. Maidan Market is renowned for its cheap sporting goods, while Chandni Market boasts an incredible range of electronic items at affordable prices. Clothing stores can also be found at both Treasure Island Market and the New Market. Various large malls dot the city, including South City Mall and the Metropolis Shopping Centre.