We all are aware of the love for sweets amongst The Bengalis. Not a single week passes by when we don’t gulp down the tasty rasgullas which we get here in Bengal!

The history of sweets in Bengal dates back to the 19th Century. Nalin Chandra Das and Son set up a Bengali sweet shop back in 1841.

However, The famous sweet of Bengal, Rasgullas or popularly pronounced as Rosogolla was invented by Nabin Chandra Das in 1868. However, KC Das has marketed Rasgullas so well that people think it was invented by KC Das.

Let’s take a look at these famous Sweet shops in Kolkata, which have existed here since the 19th century, Don’t forget to try these famous sweet shops whenever you are in Kolkata.

1. Nalin Chandra Das & Sons, Jorabagan, Kolkata

Nalin Chandra Das & Sons is the oldest sweet shop in Kolkata. This famous shop is here since 1841. You won’t find a dull moment here, at this famous sweet shop.

The 5th generation is currently running this place. You will be able to travel back in time with their wide variety of sweets. Also, You will find modern sweets too! Like Chocolate Sandesh, Mango flavoured sweets etc.

Location: 57, Ramdulal Sarkar Street, Near Hedua Park, Hatibagan, Kolkata & Multiple Locations

Must try: Special Chandrapuli, Chocolate Sondesh

2. Ganguram & Sons, Maniktala, Kolkata

Ganguram & Sons is one of the oldest sweet shops in Kolkata. Operational since 1885, in the heart of Kolkata. They have a wide variety of sweets, ranging from traditional sweets to modern ones.

Ganguram’s has multiple outlets all around Kolkata. Their journey started back in the 1880s, a tiny Sweetmeat Shop of Late Ganguram Chaurasia existed on a small piece of land owned by Raja Kamala Prasad Mukherjee.

Location: 159C, Vivekananda Road, Maniktala, Kolkata & Multiple Locations

Must try: Gulab Jamuns, Kesar Peda, Jalebi.

3. K C Das, Esplanade, Kolkata

KC Das is synonymous with rasgullas or as we call it Roshogulla. It is one of the most famous and the oldest sweet shops in Kolkata. They have marketed rasgullas so well that it is a must-try when you visit them!

He carried forward the legacy of Nobin das – Who invented the Roshogulla. KC Das was the first one to sell rasgullas in cans. The first canned rasgulla was sold by this famous sweet shop, making it widely available.

Location: 11 A&B, Central Ave, Esplanade, Kolkata & Multiple Locations

Must try: Rasmalai, Kesar Rajbhog, Rasgulla

4. Girish Chandra Dey & Nakur Chandra Nandy, Hedua, Kolkata

Founded in 1844, This famous sweet shop has no other branch than this one, located near Hedua park, Kolkata. Girish Chandra dey & Nakur Chandra Nandy’s shop is famous for its wide range of Sandesh.

They are the experts when it comes to Sandesh, The most famous Bengali sweet after Rasgulla.

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

Must try: Jolbhora Sandesh, Chocolate Malai Roll

5. Jugal’s, Park Circus, Kolkata

Jugal’s opened its first sweet shop in 1923. It is famous for the famous Mishti Doi (Laal Doi) which it makes from authentic ingredients and prepares for 10 hours.

Located at the prime location of 7 point crossing, Park street. Jugal’s is serving the people of Calcutta for over 98 years now.

Location: 191, Park Street, Near 7 Point Crossing, Park Circus Area, Kolkata & multiple outlets in Kolkata.

Must try: Chamcham, Rasgulla, Mishti (laal) doi, Vanilla Sandesh, Strawberry Sandesh, Pineapple Sandesh.

6. Putiram, College Street area, Kolkata

Putiram is one of the oldest sweet shops in Kolkata, situated in the heart of Calcutta, began its operation back in 1852. It is famous for its famous Hing-er kochuri & Moong-dal kochuri.

Apart from these snacks, Putiram is also famous for stuffed Gulab Jamuns & Roshogolla.

Location: 12A, Surya Sen Street, College Street, Kolkata

Must try: Kachori, Kala Jamun, Chanar Jilipi, Ice Cream Sandesh

7. Bhim Chandra Nag, Bowbazar, Kolkata

Bhim Chandra Nag started his sweet shop back in 1826 in Bowbazar, Kolkata. It is one of the most famous and oldest sweet shops in Kolkata.

This sweet shop was the inventor of Ledikeni, a famous sweet named after the wife of Lord Canning, Bhim Chandra made this specially when she visited this place.

Location: 5, Nirmal Chandra Street, Bow Bazar, Kolkata

Must try: Special Mishti Doi, Ledikeni, Butterscotch Sandesh, Mango Sandesh, Chocolate Sandesh

8. Amrit, Shyambazar, Kolkata

Amrit is situated in the heart of Kolkata, Shyambazar. It is operational since 1912. They have a wide variety of sweets and their mishti doi is the most popular one!

They make kilos of Mishti Doi but it gets sold out within hours of opening this famous sweet shop!

Location: 5, Nirmal Chandra Street, Bow Bazar, Kolkata

Must try: Special Mishti Doi, Ledikeni, Butterscotch Sandesh, Mango Sandesh, Chocolate Sandesh

9. Naba Krishna Guin, Bow Bazar, Kolkata

The history of Naba Krishna Guin’s sweet shop dates back to 1809. They have maintained this sweet shop for more than 2 centuries now!

Located just beside Bhim Chandra Nag – another legend, at Nirmal Chandra Street, Bow Bazar. This sweet shop is famous for its chom chom and rajbhog.

Location: 9B, Nirmal Chandra Street, Bow Bazar, Kolkata

Must try: Sandesh, Chom chom, Ratabi

Most of these famous sweet shops are not very far from each other. We presented 9 must-visit sweet shops in Kolkata which are still preserving their rich history and culture. Most of these heritage sweet shops are here since 200 years!

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