For an island with so many Bengalis, Havelock has no good Bengali restaurants. Best way to get Bengali food is to just ask someone if you can eat at their home. I got amazing lal bhetki fish steamed in banana leaf, beans fry, chicken curry, and bhetki and amra curry at this chai wala's house on my way to Kala Pathar.
Deer meat is something else you've got to get your hands on, it's delicious! I did not expect to like it that much tbh but it's so soft and juicy... Deers were introduced to the ecosystem there by the Brits and they have no natural predators, so their numbers have grown. Locals never overkill, just enough to maintain the balance. Don't go asking around like a fool though, it's still illegal to hunt deer. ***
Tenzing's momo cart was my go-to dinner option. His momos and chicken soup are amazing. He uses his grandmother's recipe that's travelled from Tibet to Sikkim and now Havelock. He's a sweetheart.
Try puchkas everywhere! Rs 10 for 5 + 1 sukha. ***
Coffee lovers: you get black coffee without sugar everywhere on the island! Celebrate. ***
Chicken samosas at the market. Try.
Shivaay restaurant - budget place for breakfast. Also, a Bong trying his hand at South Indian food, got to give it to him. ***
From 7-10 am, there's this breakfast place that serves parathas, coconut chutney and fish curry. An old Bengali migrant from Bangladesh runs it with his family. It's in front of the football field. Rs 10 per paratha. ***
Personally, I'd say ditch all the fancy restaurants and cafes, and eat at homes or the streets. Don't be surprised by the high food prices - a kg of brinjal costs Rs 140! Everything costs a lot more than it does on the mainland. .
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