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Experience the Flavors of Varanasi with this Delicious Varanasi Street Food Tour | 7 Amazing delicacies

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Welcome to Varanasi, India!

A city steeped in history and culture and home to some of the most delicious street food in the world. On this street food tour, you’ll experience Varanasi’s best, from savoury snacks to sweet treats. Get ready to tantalise your taste buds and satisfy your hunger with some of the most mouth-watering food you’ve ever had!

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Experience the delicious flavours of Varanasi with this Varanasi street food tour! This tour will take you to some of the best street food vendors in Varanasi, where you can try traditional Indian dishes and snacks. You’ll also learn about the history and culture of this fantastic city and how its food has evolved over time. So come hungry and ready to explore—this is a street food tour you won’t want to miss!

Here are the Ultimate Snacks of Varanasi

Aaloo Kachori

In Varanasi, kachori sabzi is the most widely consumed breakfast food. Kachoris come in two varieties: choti kachori and badi kachori. Choti Kachori is stuffed with a spicy mashed potato mixture, whereas Badi Kachori is packed with a hot lentil concoction called Dal Ki Pithi.

The savoury kachoris are served with a spicy and fragrant aloo curry that is cooked with a lot of black pepper and cloves. The curry has been spiced up by the use of dry red and green chillies.

Baati Chokha

A popular dish in Bihar, baati chokha, is also a delectable street food in Varanasi. Roasted chana dal and spices are filled with stuffed whole wheat dough balls. These “litties,” or filled balls, are grilled over charcoal. Litties are served with chokha, a spicy dish comprised of cooked potatoes, tomato, and eggplant, generously coated in desi ghee.

Tamatar Chaat

A local variation of aloo chaat known as tamatar chaat is produced by mashing together boiling potatoes, tomatoes, onions, green chillies, and fresh coriander leaves. This mouthwateringly hot and spicy chaat is not for the weak of the stomach.

chaat in varanasi street food tour

The meal is splashed with spices, including pounded ginger, red chilli powder, and garam masala, making it wonderfully spicy. It is presented in a dona, a palash-leaf-made bowl.

Choora Matar

In Varanasi, this street snack is known as Maharashtrian poha and Bihar poha chiwda. Choora Matar is a well-known morning and evening food in Varanasi made of flattened rice cooked with spices, green peas, raisins, and saffron. 

To give this dish more flavour, spices like black pepper, garam masala, and hing are used. In contrast to Marathi and Bihari cuisine, this dish does not contain any onions. Milk or cream is also added to improve the texture and flavour of the mixture. 


Varanasi’s Makhan Malaiyyo, or Nimish, is a well-liked street dessert throughout the winter. Malaiyyo is a Persian-inspired dish that is made by slowly churning milk to give it a creamy consistency. The milk foam is then flavoured with saffron and cardamom, and pistachios and almonds are sprinkled over top as a garnish. 

It is served in purvas or kulhads and is really light and just the right amount of sweet. Malayiyyo is a well-kept secret in Varanasi that can only be discovered by travelling to this timeless city.


Due to Varanasi’s significant supply of milk and curd, these ingredients are used extensively in the majority of the city’s recipes. India is known for Banarasi Thandai’s revitalising flavour and festive attitude. Thandai, a dessert made of seasonal fruit puree, is served in a kulhad with ice cream, dry fruits, almonds, and a Rabri topping. 

Thandai in Varanasi street food tour

The flavours are made genuinely rich and energising by the addition of seasonings like fennel seeds, magaztari seeds, pepper, vetiver seeds, cardamom, and saffron. On certain occasions, like Holi, people add a small amount of Bhang to Thandai. If you want to try it, Thandai in Banaras has a bhang high. In “Bhole Baba ki Nagri,” bhang is a mixture of dried leaves and buds from the female cannabis plant. At Godowlia Chowk, Baba Thandai and Thandai Ghar are two venues to support. If you’re in the mood for some delicious thandai, these are the locations in Varanasi to check out.


When visiting Varanasi, you must try banarasiya paan. Paan is a dish made with beetle nut leaves, beetle nuts, or Supari, lime, and a variety of seasonings, and it is typically consumed with lime or tobacco. Additionally, there is the Meetha Paan, a variation of Paan without tobacco or lime but with sweetened rose petals, fennel seeds, and chewy Supari instead.

banarasi paan in varanasi street food tour

In conclusion, a street food tour in Varanasi is a delicious way to experience the flavours of this amazing city. With so many different dishes to try, you’re sure to find something you love. So what are you waiting for? Book a tour today!

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