Local food in Varanasi

Every place has its own cuisine. Varanasi also offers a sumptuous cuisine to tempt your palate.

Varanasi is renowned for its ‘paan’. This green looking eatable is stuffed with a beetle nut mixture and tobacco (sometimes) and is generally served after meals.

The city is known for its sweet tooth as it has plenty of special sweet recipes to offer. Some of the Banarsi sweet delicacies include the Rabri, Lassi and Malai.

If you wish to taste some authentic Banarsi mithai (sweets), visit the Godowlia area where you will find a large variety of options to sweeten your soul. Do not forget to taste a variety of Lassis like Mango Lassi, Chocolate Lassi, Coffe Lassi, Mix Fruit Lassi and a lot more at Blue Lassi Shop located near Manikarnika Ghat. You can also taste some great chats at the Kashi Chat Center near the Godwila Crossing.

After you are done with eating you can also take home some great laddoos for your friends and relatives. You can also eat at a nice multi cuisine restaurant, Varanasi has a lot of them. Zaika (located in Shivala) is a popular Indian and Chinese restaurant.

Varanasi has some amazing café style restaurant to match the taste of all the international visitors. Some of these include the Open Hand Shop and Café, the Flavours Café, the Haifa Café, the Megu café (located at the Lanka Assi Road), the Mona Lisa Café and the Shiva Café. If you wish to taste authentic Muglai, then Sanjha Chulha is an excellent option.

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