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Alleyway Food Tour
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Alleyway Food Tour

By Calcutta Capsule
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$37.39
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Ages 0-70, max of 6 per group
Duration: 3h
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  • Bottled water
  • Afternoon tea
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local guide
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Calcutta Capsule:Walking tours of Kolkata/walks of kolkata & Food Walks, 185/B, Raja Dinendra St, Fariapukur, Shyam Bazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700004, India You may just type Calcutta Cpasule on Google maps or just input Calcutta Capsule as the destination for your Uber/Ola ride. The starting point is 4 minutes walking from shyambazar Metro Gate 1.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 91558P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Alleyway Food Tour
  • All Food stalls have been strictly advised and are closely monitored to maintain safe , hygienic , anti-covid practices while cooking and serving food. Our host and all Food stall servers wear face masks. Complimentary Sanitizers provided to all guests.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Alleyway Food Tour?
Alleyway Food Tour price starts from $37.22. Discover and book Alleyway Food Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Alleyway Food Tour cancellation policy?
Alleyway Food Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Alleyway Food Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Alleyway Food Tour?
Alleyway Food Tour is hosted by Calcutta Capsule. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Calcutta Capsule on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Alleyway Food Tour on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Alleyway Food Tour?
On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Alleyway Food Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 91558P2

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Calcutta Capsule:Walking tours of Kolkata/walks of kolkata & Food Walks
    185/B, Raja Dinendra St, Fariapukur, Shyam Bazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700004, India
    You may just type Calcutta Cpasule on Google maps or just input Calcutta Capsule as the destination for your Uber/Ola ride. The starting point is 4 minutes walking from shyambazar Metro Gate 1.
    See address & details
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    Kolkata (Calcutta)
    Stop: 3 hours
    Calcutta famous for its narrow alleyways known as the By-Lanes exist like a labyrinth in the oldest part of the city. Each alleyway holds a particular treasure at the end; A famous eatery. This food tour not just lets you indulge in mouthwatering dishes that are part of Calcutta's culture for centuries but also delves into the history and story behind the eateries. Local legends and alleyway stories are uncovered in a 3 hour non-stop eating fest. By the end you would've tasted Calcutta's best food and known more about the Bengali's and why they call Calcutta a food lover's paradise
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Gen_Manavalan
Gen_Manavalan
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Just amazing is one word for it
The Magic Hour tour was like pure magic. We saw the soul of Calcutta. Things we never knew. Sights we did not dream
MonikThapa
MonikThapa
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Fantabulous !
Highly highly recommend this walking tour . Soham's knowledge about his city and its history is excellent. The tour
NealA115
NealA115
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Great Experience with Soham's Calcutta Contrast Tour.
From start to finish Soham was just excellent. He was kind and careful for us around traffic and obstacles and sh
Cass E
Cass E
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Great experience.
We had a wonderful time on this tour. Saw everything we wanted to see, learned so much about Kolkata and had fun.
635irinak
635irinak
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Fun and well organized tour!
It was my second tour with Soham (first one I did was Magic Hour which was amazing as well). The tour is nicely str
635irinak
635irinak
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Very atmospheric tour, entire time I felt like in a movie!
The night before I decided to book the Magic Hour tour for the next morning. Soham immediately contacted me with de
Shivranjini
Shivranjini
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The arterial river, lal cha, flower man, the maidan, the mishti, the mounted police...Kaleidoscopic Kolkata
The first thing you’ll notice about Soham is that he’s a passionate storyteller. The second thing you’ll find out i
shitua
shitua
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Highly recommended for experiencing the true spirit of Kolkata!
Soham had thoughtfully stitched this experience made of many beautiful small experiences. His deep knowledge of Kol
FollowTheDot
FollowTheDot
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Unfiltered view of a city rich in history
Fantastic tour that allows you to explore every part of the fascinating city. Soham has an exceptional knowledge of
IamZozo
IamZozo
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Great tour
A very enjoyable tour to see the city awakening. Shoham is knowledgeable and a true local patriot. Well worth wakin
Ne26
Ne26
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Amazing local experience we ended up taking 3 tours with Soham
We booked the magic hour tour and found it to be an amazing experience . Soham is friendly , knowledgeable and pass
SpicyOlio
SpicyOlio
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Worth waking up early for!
Thanks to this tour, I got the chance to experience Kolkata's colourful buses, auto, ferry and the infamous yellow
riadasm
riadasm
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Must-do in Kolkata!
Just wow. The magical hour morning tour of Kolkata hosted by Soham was absolutely incredible. What an eye-opening e
VaidehiIndia
VaidehiIndia
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Kolkata comes alive in stories
Soham is a wonderful guide with great stories that bring Kolkata alive. Loved the stories about the goddess Kali as
happinessishere
happinessishere
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Diverse Kolkata with a very talented guide
My spouse and I went to the Magic Hour Tour organised by Mr. Soham. Even though our journey was quite intense alrea
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Mara Sommer
Munich, Germany2 contributions
Wonderful tour with a great combination of going off the beaten track, learning about the interesting culture of Kolkata and indulging in yummy street food. Soham is a great & caring tour guide, who was born in the streets he was showing us (=true local). With his outstanding storytelling skills, he made the tour really entertaining, yet insightful. We regret that we couldn’t join him on a second tour and can highly recommend. Just be prepared - you get A LOT of food. Don’t make any dinner plans for the same night ;)
Written November 25, 2022
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Avmash
Reims, France7 contributions
I’ve done a number of food tours across many continents and hands down this is the best one I’ve ever done and I’m a tough critic!! Soham was outstanding in guiding us through the alleyways of Kolkata mixing the city’s history with the wide variety of street food. After a while I lost count of the number of food stops we made but suffice to say you won’t leave hungry or feeling like you’ve missed out on tasting the sweet and savoury food delights of this city. Soham added so many personal touches to the tour that you felt like you were being taken round the city by a friend. One of the big differences to other food tours is you get to try REAL street food that you might have been hesitant to try for fear of getting sick - these are all places locals go to and you get to eat right alongside them all in the knowledge that the food is safe. A complete added bonus was some beautiful photos Soham took of us on a SLR camera throughout the tour. These are fantastic memories of the best tour I’ve ever done!!
Written February 25, 2022
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Travel760186
16 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
This food tour exceeded our expectations! Soham was the perfect guide and provided some history on the food, the vendors, and where we even walked. He was gracious enough to even help us find bug spray, bandaids, and water. He even bought us umbrellas since it happened to pour constantly for an hour. He also was very careful where we were walking and took us through some beautiful alleys that simply enhanced the experience. The food stops were well though out, starting with chai, appetizers, main dishes and then desserts. We could have as much amid each as we wanted, but I would suggest pacing yourself if you want to have everything! You can always skip a stop if you want or have one bit and move on. Soham was also a really nice and friendly person and we had a good time just with small talk as well. I highly recommend this to anyone coming to Kolkata!
Written May 1, 2022
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Shital P
4 contributions
Me and my wife went for the Food Tour . Mr Soham ( our Food and Tour Guide ) was very knowledgeable with great communication skills . We visited hidden gems / eating places which were more than 100 years old . The food tasting was an eclectic mixture of both vegetarian and non vegetarian traditional Bengali cuisine . Mr Soham gave us so many information and background stories about the different alleys , shops and people of the area. Such information is not available in books and can only be transmitted by a local connoisseur whose family has for generations lived in that area. We learnt more about the Great Son Of India , Netaji Subhash Bose . We discovered the intricate relationship between Old Kolkata, Football and Development of National Freedom Conciouness against colonialism . The Mutton Curry , Fish Roll , Kathi Rolls , The Brinjal Pakoras ...were all mouth watering treats .... No tour in Kolkata can end without SWEETS ... we loved the variety of sweets we tasted and tried . Old Kolkata is like a treasure box , full of different treasures ..but to make sense of those treasures and to bask in the glow of the gems , a guide like Mr Soham is needed.
Written January 5, 2023
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Sravan
2 contributions
Feb 2023
My friends and I from the United States took this tour and couldn't be more satisfied!! We enjoyed many savory and sweet treats and felt like locals on the streets. Soham was a wonderful guide, and extremely knowledgeable in the area and foods as well as passionate about the local history. We recommend this tour to anyone who would like wonderful tasty treats and to learn about what makes Kolkata magical!
Written February 19, 2023
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Sean S
Tasmania, Australia8 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
What a fantastic time!
A whole bunch of energy and good vibes from Soham. A super interesting and informative wander through back alleys and local North Kolkata street stalls with some fun twists and turns on the way. I ate myself silly and enjoyed everything.
I was also lucky to have a cool group on the night!
Thanks to hanging out with Soham the frenetic streets of Kolkata have taken on a more relaxed tone in my eyes and a few of those interesting sidewalk street food offerings are far less intimidating.
Written March 4, 2023
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Igor M
1 contribution
Walking through the alleys and understanding the history of a local who grew up in this neighborhood makes this tour unique. lots of stories and lots of deliciously selected food to experience the best of Kolkata. 100% recommended!
Written December 27, 2022
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Steve
6 contributions
Dec 2019
At the time of writing this tour has 20 reviews and they are all 5 star. That's because the tour is 5 star.
There's a maximum of 6 people in the group and that works really well because you get all get the guide's attention and crossing busy streets is done safely.
The guide was Soham, a former IT engineer with the soul of a poet. He took us through his streets (he's lived most of his life there) and we ate at foodstalls that he has known for years. He also took us through little alleys, to a rooftop overlooking Shyambazar, offering snippets of history and a commentary about the different foodstops.
Come hungry to this tour; hungry for some great food and for a big portion of authentic Kolkata.
Written January 21, 2020
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Frank M
2 contributions
Feb 2023
I very much enjoyed the Alleyway Food Tour. Soham was an amazing host and has true passion for what he does. I liked that interesting stories about the history and traditions of the area were included. The amount out food was very generous, and the selection was varied. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who want to get a local flavour of Kolkata.
Written February 22, 2023
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Coastal222094
Bengaluru, India1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Solo
The experience was excellent... Lovely Walk, beautiful stories, passing through historic lanes of kolkata and amazing food. Soham does such a lovely job, explains each thing patiently, answers questions, has a sense of humour and enjoys the tour as much himself.. This was the highlight of my trip. I am native to Kolkata and Soham showed me things that I have never seen before!!! Much recommended and I cannot say enough good things about this initiative... Kudos!
Written December 21, 2022
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