Mouth-Watering cuisine of Varanasi

Banaras, an ancient city of this world where spirituality lies around, Ganga ghats enough to eke your vibes is not only ledge on to this.

There is much more to see, explore, & fulfill your soul with glee. I know till now you don’t have many spec about it. You only assumed Banaras as a spiritual city adored by magnificent temples.

But trust me it has much more to grant, The holy shrine Banaras crimped – monuments, historic temples, Naga sadhus, and the overwhelming ghats.

As the vibrant culture of Varanasi draws a bunch of folks from all over the world, and so it also allies mouth-watering food to make tourists feel more elated while wandering Varanasi’s lane. You will find every single nook of this city bestowing some dainty foods, majorly influenced by Bihar and West Bengal.

However, if you are a non-veg lover then it’ll be a little bit somber to you, as all the cuisine here’s mostly vegetarian and prepared in desi ghee. Yet that all is enough to leave a trail on your memories, & create a castle of Banaras diaries in your heart.

So stay tuned here we are going to make you familiar with the popular food of Varanasi –

Rabri Malai Lassi

Rabbi malai lassi, a Banarasi Lassi which is no less than Punjabi lassi. As the redolence of Banaras already scintillates in Banarsi food, and so Banarasi lassi will make you feel the same.

Where : Blue lassi, Kachuri Gali Chowk, Varanasi

Baati Chokha or Litti Chokha

Litti Chokha, the soul of Bihar & enough to make you drool is also the one you will find in the alleys of Banaras.

Where : Baati Chokha

Banarasi paan

Allocution about Banaras without mentioning the name of Banarsi paan, is just like committing sin even after being familiar with the does & don’ts.

And so if ever, you get a chance to roam in the alleyway of Banaras, then never miss relishing Banarasi paan.

Where : Gopal Mandir Gali

Dahi Chutney Golgappe

Crispy golgappa, stuffed with mashed potatoes and chickpeas; topped with curd and sweet, spicy, tangy chutneys is enough to delight you.

Just like this vibrant city, Gol Gappa chaat makes your taste bud acquainted with incalculable flavors.

Where : Gopal Mandir Gali

Kachori Sabzi

One of the most satiating cuisines of Banaras is Kachori Sabzi; either stuffed with potatoes, lentil masala, or with dal ki pithi, used to serve with spicy aloo ki sabzi.

Where : Chachi ki Dukaan in Lanka


Thandai, milk flavored with spices pastiche with seasonal fruits, is another popular pleasurable cuisine of Banaras.

However, Kesaria Thandai is most preferable among all known for its unique taste.

Where : Baba Thandai, Godowlia

Chooda Matar

Stir-fried flattened rice mixed with green peas, and a variety of spices, dry fruits is one of the plausible mouth-filling snacks of Banaras, considered as the other version of poha.

Where : Deena Chaat Bhandar, near Dashashwamedh Ghat

Famous food points in Varanasi:

  • Bangali Tola
  • Chai at Assi Ghat
  • Rajendra Chaurasia Paan, Chowk Thana 
  • Deepak Tambul Bhandar, Dashashwamedh Ghat
  • Deena Chat Bhandar, Dashashwamedha ghat
  • Neelkanth and Kachori Gali
  • The Ram Bhandar
  • Kashi Chat Bhandar