Food is a very important part of the culture in Varanasi. People here are warm and they welcome you with yummy food. And the best part is they don’t serve anything without an anecdote as accompaniment. And you get so much variety here that even a week will fall short. You get to choose from kachori, paan, lassi and thandai. You can go to a restaurant or grab a bite from the street. And don’t be surprised if you get wood-fired pizza at one of the ghaats. We have picked up some of the best joints for you today.
Deepak Tambul Bhandar
If you want to have a paan that explodes in your mouth, then head here. He offers you a massive variety and you must go there with patience and time on hand.
Blue Lassi and Shiv Lassi
You cannot leave Varanasi without having lassi here. Both these joints offer you the best lassi in Varanasi. This frothy drink is simply out of the world here.
You will find this joint in Kachauri Gali. The locals will swear by the freshness of their mithai. If you go in winters, be sure to try their ‘malaiyo’. Every season you will find a new affair here.
If you want to have the original thandai with organic milk, then this is the place for you. And mind you, this place is so famous because they add a dash of bhang to the thandai.
Deena Chaat Bhandar Varanasi
When you eat here, they make you feel like a Bollywood celebrity. The chat menu is extensive, mind-boggling and totally worth the trip.
You will find this place close to the ghats and the number of shops serving kachauri will only add to the confusion. Pick any shop, they all serve lip-smacking fresh kachori.