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Situated within the centrally located Oberoi Grand, La Terrasse is open 24 hours and serves a variety of specialties ranging from traditional Bengali cuisine to thin crust pizzas and pastas. Awarded the Times Food Guide Award 2008 for Best All Day Dining, the restaurant has a large dining area with a sophisticated yet casual decor. While daily buffets serve breakfast and lunch, dinner can be ordered from the a la carte menu. If you happen to be looking for an extra-late dinner option, this is just the place for you.
Park Street is lined up with a variety of restaurants, but none are as grand and historical as Flurys. Started by Mr and Mrs J Flury back in 1926, it was known as tea room that served delightful cakes, tastiest pastries and puddings and the most requested European and Swiss chocolates. Till date, Flurys retains it exclusiveness and penchant for serving the best of and exotic confectioneries. You can select the goodies you want from the take-away counter or sit down and relish the unique dishes. With recipes like linzer and sacher tortes, the European influence is very evident. Flurys also serves excellent varieties of coffee and tea. It also takes orders for cakes for all occasions including requests for egg-less and sugar-free ones. While the menu is westernized, Flurys does has special parties during festivals like Durga Puja to Rakhi. Anyone who visits Flurys to buy a particular food item, is always tempted by the mouth-watering treats displayed and ends up with loads of cute little pink Flurys bags.
Kookie Jar is a home-grown business evolved from a mere passion for food. With an extensive variety of delicacies - tarts, breads, savories, cakes, pastries, chocolates - it has raised the bar for quality confectionery in Kolkata. With its customized catering, high-profile clientele and vibrant ambiance, this innovative and creative bakery has earned recognition from the likes of Sonia Gandhi too.
Levi's is one of the most adored international brands in Kolkata. This store on Shakespeare Sarani showcases the latest trends in fashion for men, women as well as children. The busy street has a host of other shops, but Levi's is usually one of the most crowded. Apart from the signature denims, you can also find a number of interesting accessories and other knick-knacks. During the Durga Puja season (usually between October and November), the window display is made vibrant to match the festive air and interesting sales and discounts are introduced. Other Levi's outlets can be found at New Market (Lindsay Street), City Centre (Sector 1, Salt Lake City) and 31 Park Mansions on Park Street.
A world-famous brand of clothing, Calvin Klein Jeans assures you only of the finest, most trendy apparel. Boasting an impressive collection of men's and women's clothing, you are certain to find an outfit of your choice and taste at this extraordinary store. Stay in touch with the latest trends with its chic jeans and t-shirts for men and women, along with its limited yet attractive collection of accessories and beauty products.
Haldiram's is a popular Indian brand, known mainly for its sweet and farsan products. This particular endeavor is a full-fledged food extravaganza of 80,000 square feet, keeping in line with the brand's various products. At the ground level, you can find traditional Indian sweets and namkeens (savory snacks) as well as the cake counter which has a variety of egg-less cakes. The first floor has a large food court serving Indian and Continental food. The supermarket on the second floor stores household items and also has free home delivery in areas within 5 km radius. The third and fourth levels each have 6600 square feet of banqueting facilities used for exhibitions as well as private parties. The fifth floor is dedicated to all things vegetarian. Situated close to Birla Temple, Birla Industrial & Technological Museum and Calcutta Skating Rink, this Ballygunge establishment is especially crowded during the Durga Puja season.
Kolkata is famous for its divine sweets - rosogulla, mishti doi and sandesh to name a few. Balaram Mullick & Radharam Mullick is a sweet shop in the city, featuring Bengali classics as well as those with a modern twist. From the traditional jalbhora and taalshash to the more adventurous mango doi and chocolate doi, this sweet tooth's delight promises a sinful experience for all.
Shopping for clothes in Kolkata is not such a bad idea, especially if sarees are on your shopping list. The traditional Indian garment can be found at various places all over the city, but Adi Dhakeswari Bastralaya has established itself as one of the most trusted names in the industry. Although the brand has been around for over 60 years, the Triangular Park branch is their first big outlet in the city, the original store being located at Gariahat Junction. While the window display is colorful enough, inside you will find the entire color palette, packed and stacked on the store's shelves. Baluchari, Kaatha, Taat and Gadat are the different types of sarees available here. The right way to buy a saree is to place yourself at one of the counters and wait for someone to display all the different varieties and colors, so that you can make a decision at leisure.