ADDRESS : F20, Bertram St, New Market, Taltala, Kolkata.
This is one of my favourite bakeries which I have been visiting from childhood whenever I’m in the city……
Nahoum’s Confectionary of Kolkata was founded by Nahoum Israel Mordecai in 1902……. It was a small outlet in front of the Hogg Market (also known as New Market) and moved to it’s present location (F-20, New Market) in 1916….. This is one of the oldest bakeries & is one of the last vestiges of Kolkata’s Jewish heritage…… Glass fronted window displays, century old teakwood furniture, Italian marble roof enforces old world charm….. This old fashioned, spacious bakery has two entrances opposite to each other…….
It is known for rum balls, brownies, fruit cakes, heat shaped cakes, lemon tarts, chicken puffs/patties, mutton/chicken samosas, fish pantras, etc……. Their desserts have a home made touch to it…… Almond rings, date sticks, macaroons, sweet buns, etc. r just yumm…..The bakery’s most famous offering is Rich Fruit Cake……On Christmas eve, huge crowd line up to buy it….. During Jewish festivals like Rosh Hashnanah(mid September) & Yom Kippur(late September), one can get cashew nut rings & baklava…… Even though Nahoum’s has not diversified & has strictly adhered to their limited range of items, it has steady clientele.