Foodie’s guide to KGP

Got an admission to IIT Kharagpur, one of the best Engineering Institute of India?? Congratulations!!
Other than all the advice about course, Halls and academics, one of the most important things u’d like to know is where and what to eat in this remote area. So here is a small list that will help u out. (Note: I am veg and the views are from a veggie’s point of view. I’ll be adding a non-veg section soon.)
In Campus:

Restaurant/ Canteen Rating (/10) Best Items (V) Best Items (NV) Comments
Billoo 8.5 Dal Butter Fry, Jeera Rice, Raita, Lemon rice, Begam Bahar
No one can remain awake after Billoo’s meal
Sahara 8 V. Manchurian, V. Do Piaza, Boondi Raita, Tava Roti, V.Fried Rice
Normal family restaurant
Tikka 8 Dosa, Puri Sabji, Uttapam, SuperChai
Cheapest Breakfast ever. More of aBrunch.
Veggies/Eggies 7 Alu-Tomato Fry, Dal Baati, Pani Puri, Cheese Burger, Butter Pav bhaji, Sundae, Bday Cakes
Best place to celebrate birthdaysif girls & boys both r involved
CCD 6 Brownie, Shakes,
Takes a lot of time (nice if u rgoing with gf/bf)
Heritage 5 Dahi-vada, Butter Masala Dosa
Main course is not that good
MMM canteen 7 Special chai, V. Biryani,different Parathas,

Pattice near Juice wala

VS canteen 7.5 Finger chips, Alu paratha,Shikanji

JCB canteen 6.5 V Fried Rice, Alu paratha, JCBMaggi

Nescafe, near CS dept 8 Pattice.
Hot dog, V sandwitchalso available

Nescafe, behind Main building 5 Pattice
Is 1 day staler than CS dept Nescafe
Staff Canteen 7 Medu-vada, Uttapam, dosa
Dirt cheap
Dreamland 4
takes a hell lot of time. my experience hasn’t been good.
Gokhale Hall Meal Canteen 2 None
See the rating & skip. Lastoption if u r dying with hunger & nothing else in this worldis available.
MS Canteen 7
SAM Hall 6
Only for Gokhale & SAMresidents. For others only during vacation.
Tech Market 8 Phuchka, Alu-Baigani Chops, Raso Gullaz
Oily but tasty. Phuchka included bcoz its the only place

In addition to this, one thing we(esp. Nisarg) liked was MMM Mess’s “Chola Puri” on Tuesdays.

Outside Campus:

Restaurant Rating Best Items (Veg) Best Items (Non-Veg) Comments
Park 9.5 Cheese Steak, Onion/Veg Pakora,Masala Papad,
Flavour 10.0 All starters, Hukkah
Dance Floor
Chhedi 9 Cheese Burger, Bread Bhujia, Cheese Fried Maggi. Jassi, Tinku, Bread Omlet Closed only from 11pm-4am. Chhediis the best in kgp in the items listed.
Little Sister’s 8 Ch Lolypop Booze
Punjabi Dhaba 7
Full Oily, by the time u reachhostel u’ll feel hungry again.
Big Bazaar Food Court 9.5 Cheez Mysore Masala Dosa, Kachori chat, Grilled Sandwitch

All IIT KGPians… Please send in your comments to complete the list…


4 responses to “Foodie’s guide to KGP

  1. Billoo’s Jeera Rice, Begam Bahar..
    Sahara’s Veg Machorian, Veg Do Piaza…
    Vegies’/Eggies’ Pani Puri, Cheese Burger, Butter Pav bhaji
    Staff canteen’s Uttapam…
    Chhedi’s Cheese Fried Maggi….
    Tech Market’s Pani Puri, Chops, Raso Gullaz