Most Popular Street Foods In Varanasi That A True Foodie Shouldn’t Miss

Indian cuisine is incomplete without delicious street food. Our country is known for its delicious range of street food corners that have been promoting our ancient legacy of taste, culture, and tradition through mouth-watering food for decades. When it comes to rich culture, traditions, and heritage, then no Indian city can beat Varanasi. The street food of Varanasi has it’s own taste and flavor that no one can match anywhere in this world.

The holy city with rich heritage and history offers incredible culinary treats in the old-fashioned lanes to leave your taste buds asking for more. The street food of Varanasi offers insatiable and delectable flavours that even big restaurants can’t match. 

Hence, we have compiled the best street food joints in Varanasi that one must try to gorge on delicious and impeccable dishes that are totally exclusive.

1.         Raju Thandai, Godowlia 

If you are tired of scorching heat then the best way to beat this heat is gulping down the best Thandai in Varanasi. Raju Thandai offers the best Thandai in Varanasi and is also famous for its other drinks. The place is very reasonable and offers a variety of drinks to enjoy. If you are in the mood to have amazing Thandai then this is the place for you no matter what the weather is. 

Location – D44/14, near Dashaswmedh Road, Godowlia 

Timings – 11 am – 11 pm

Price – Rs.100 for two 

2.         Kashi Chaat Bhandar, Godowlia

This is another shop in Varanasi that won’t disappoint you with its lip-smacking food. The place is famous for its chaat in Banaras. However, the best thing about this place is that you will be able to indulge in different varieties of chaat such as Tamatar Chatt, Papdi, Panipuri, Chura Matar, and a lot more. The must-try dishes here are Palak Patta Chaat, and Tamatar Chaat which will leave your taste buds dancing. 

Location – D.37/49 Girja Ghar Chauraha, near Badadev, on Godowlia Road

Timings – 1 pm – 10.30 pm

Price – Rs.100 for two 

3.         Ram Bhandar, Thatheri Bazar 

This place is famous for its tangy kachoris. Ram Bhandar is highly famous for preparing delicacies in desi ghee. No wonder, this place is always filled with crowds which is why visiting it early morning to satiate your taste buds is morning. You can also try its mouthwatering Aalo sabzi along with chickpeas that are cooked with spices, sweet jalebis, and other things. 

Location – C.K 15/29 Katra Ratanlal, near Govindpura, Thatheri Bazar 

Timings – 7.30 am – 11 am and 2.30 pm – 6 pm 

Price – Rs.300 for two

4.         Shreeji Malaiyo, Thatheri Bazar 

Coming to Varanasi not trying its most famous dish Malaiyo at Sheeji Malaiyo will be considered a sin. This is a diary dish which is basically a milk foam combined with saffron. This soul-satisfying dish is served in earthen bowls and is a complete delight. Mostly this dish is served during the winter season. Shreeji Malaiyo will leave you in absolute delight. 

Location – K 26/17, Choukhamba, Thatheri Bazar

Timings – 8 am – 11 pm 

Price – Reasonable 

5.         Mangroo Hing Samosa, Assi 

Another top street food in Varanasi is Mangroo Hing Samosa. Whether you are visiting from abroad or within India, Hing Samosa from this place has no comparison. The crunchy triangular samosas with delicious Aalo filling are just out of the world. Also, it is served with chutney for that extra kick. 

Location – Assi Road, Varanasi 

Timings -2 pm – 9 pm 

Price – Reasonable

6.         Siyaram Dairy 

Siyaram Dairy is a place that is famous for amazing food delicacies to the customers. The place is operating for years now and has won the trust of food lovers. Whether you are craving freshly prepared Mithai or some savory food items, this place will serve you all. You might find a crowd at Siyaram Dairy so if prepared for it before visiting. 

Location – B-29/1, Panacea Hospital, Assi Ghat

Timings – 9 am – 10 pm 

Price – Rs.250 for two 

7.         Mahadev Falooda, Multiple Food Trucks 

Who doesn’t love to have ice creams or Falooda, especially during the summer? Also, there is a different fun of having chilled Falooda during winter. Mahadev Falooda is one place where you can Varanasi’s best Falooda and ice creams to satiate your taste buds. They offer some amazing Falooda options that you might end up being confused about. Moreover, they have multiple food trucks in Varanasi which won’t create a problem for you to taste their famous Faloodas.

Location – Multiple food trucks in Varanasi 

Timings – In the Evening 

Price – Reasonable 

8.         Kabab Paratha, Lanka

If you are craving for full-filling food items in Varanasi then there is nothing better than Kabab Paratha from Shri Bhola. This place is famous among the locals and is filled with people. You might end up waiting to be served. The place offers vegetarian food at reasonable prices. Also, you can get a variety of rolls, biryani, etc. which is full of flavors and will you spellbound. So, if you are visiting or a resident of Varanasi, trying Kabab Paratha should be on your priority list. 

Location – Vikram building, near Pandit Manmohan Malviya Road, Lanka 

Timings – 10.30 am – 11 pm 

Price – Rs.200 for two

9.         Pehalwan Lassi, Lanka 

Who doesn’t love Lassi? This sweet drink is popular among people and is very satisfying to have especially during the summer season. Having it from Pehalwan Lassi along with other street food items will give you extra energy to explore Varanasi properly. The place is also famous to serve desserts. Whether you are exploring Varanasi, don’t forget to try Lassi from Pehalwan Lassi. 

Location – Pandit Madan Mohan near Malviya Road, Saket Nagar Colony, Lanka

Timings – 8 am – 11 pm 

Price – Rs.200 for two

10.       Chachi Ki Kachaudi, Lanka 

This is a famous shop in Lanka which is operated by an old lady called Chachi. The shop has a small team of Chachi that includes her family members. This place is mostly famous for its crisp Kachaudi served with Aalo sabzi. Also, they serve hot and sweet Jalebis. The unique flavors of their food will burst into your mouth leaving you spellbound. Trying their food can be the best decision when visiting the holy city of Varanasi. 

Location – Lanka, Varanasi  

Timings – 8 am – 11 am 

Price – Reasonable 

11.       Shivprasad Lassi, Ramnagar 

Shivprasad Lassi is known to be a charmer of every sort. It has a backdrop of a mountain fort which offers a contrast to the whole place. Also, they are renowned for serving Lassi and are located near the popular destination in the city. The place has wooden benches outside it and customers are always standing in queues to relish the taste of their Lassi and other beverages. You can also try their food items if you are hungry. 

Location – Near Ramnagar Fort, Ramnagar

Timings – 9 am – 9 pm 

Price – Reasonable 

12.       Deena Chaat Bhandar, Luxa 

If there is one street food which nobody can resist then it has to be chaat. No wonder Varanasi has an ample number of shops serving chaats but Deena Chaat Bhandar is at the top of the list. This place serves varieties of Chaats like Tamatar Chaat, Aalo Tikki Chaat, etc. Visiting this place will allow you to have a true gastronomic experience of all sorts. 

Location – D47, 184, near PDR mall, at Luxa Road, Luxa 

Timings – 2 pm – 10 pm 

Price – Rs.200 for two 

13        Laxmi Chai, Chowk Thana

It is one of the oldest tea stalls in the city that has earned a reputation for being the best of all. The joint has been offering aromatic and insatiable tea in porcelain cups along with crunchy butter toast, pav bhaji, etc to transport you to a different tangent.

Location: Near Chowk, Govindpura, Thana, U.P.

Timings: 4 am to 12 am

Price: Economical 

14        Khowa Jalebi, Chowk Thana            

If you have a sweet tooth and always crave desserts then you must try Khowa Jalebi and Rabri prepared in pure desi ghee along with saffron strands, yogurt, sugar syrup, and other flavour-enhancing ingredients to make you go weak in the knees. You can try at Om Shree Ram Bhandar, Nadesar, and multiple sweet shops in Chowk Thana.

Location: Chowk Thana & Godowlia

Timings: 10 am to 9 pm

Price: Economical 

15        Neelu Kachodi, Chowk Thana

Taste the crispiest and crunchiest kachodis with dripping hot and delicious sabzi to taste the incredible flavors of Varanasi like never before. Every kachori is made with special ingredients and spices such as cloves, black pepper, etc. to make the taste unbeatable. It’s an apt place to have a sumptuous breakfast without breaking the bank.

Location: Chowk Thana

Timings: 7 am to 12 pm 

Price: Economical 

16        Blue Lassi Shop, Near Manikarnika Ghat

To get instantly chilled in the sultry summer nothing works better than a cold glass of lassi. But, Blue Lassi Shop in Manikarnika Galli offers the creamiest and freshest lassi like no one else. On top of that, it offers various flavors in lassi to make you gulp down as soon as the glass comes to your hand. Every glass of lassi is garnished with pieces of pistachios and fruits to raise the temptations.

Location: Govindpura, Varanasi

Timings: 9.30 am to 9 pm

Price:  Reasonable 

17        Choti Kachaudi

Varanasi is also known for it’s lip-smacking Choti Kachaudi along with Chana. It’s one of the prominent breakfasts in Varanasi. However, if you want to get an unbeatable taste then try the food joint right in front of the famous Shapuri Mall.

18        Uttapam, Godowalia 

To taste the unique Butter Masala Uttapam you need to come to Godowlia, Varanasi. With fresh vegetable toppings along with aromatic coconut chutney with a hefty amount of Amul butter, the mouth-watering uttapam can satiate your hunger pangs right from morning to evening.

Location: Godowlia 

Timings: 7 am to 10.30 pm


The real food of Varanasi can be found on the streets by visiting the local food shops. Some of the food shops are serving lip-smacking for decades now and satisfying people from different parts of the world. So, gorge on amazing food offered by the above-mentioned top street food places without going on a guilt trip.