Midnapore is not particularly famous for any local delicacy. But, one local preparation, known as Gohona Bori gives the tiny town of West Midnapore something to boast of, i.e., a food item true and authentic to the Bengali cuisine. Gohona means jewellery in the local language and Bori means small round shapes (derived from Batika in Sanskrit). Like many local crafts, the craft of making these Boris is fast disappearing. But, some local cooperatives are trying to revive it by offering them for sale. Difficult as it might be to source it, a trip to Midnapore will be complete if you get to experience this authentic Bengali delicacy.
These beautiful, intricate jewellery like patterns are made from lentil paste, whipped out with the help of a small cone. The lovely and wonderful shapes of these Boris are enough to whet anyone's appetite.
If you prefer to eat from highly credible places, then eating at your hotel is the most trusted option. Midnapore, being a small town, does not have many eateries or food joints. You can find local Bengali food in and around the station area.
Kharagpur lies only 23 km away from Midnapore and you can find a few restaurants between Midnapore and Kharagpur where you can have a complete filling meal.Himalayan Delight
lies 8 km away from the Midnapore railway station and serves North Indian and Chinese cuisine. It is known for the quality of its food and amazing service. Non-veg curries, rolls, and biryani are some of the must-try dishes here. Hot Box
is the closest to the railway station, lying only 1.4 kms away. Serving Indian cuisine, it is a relatively new place and has opened up very close to the Midnapore railway station. Ideal for a quick meal when travelling to or from Midnapore railway station. Hotel Capsicum
is approximately 9 km from the station and serves North Indian fare.It is popular among tourists for its view of the Highway, amazing hospitality, and tasty food. Biryani and the variety of capsicum dishes on offer are recommended by travellers.