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A heaven for a foodie, the city of Varanasi has some of the best and most delicious mouth watering delicacies. Enjoy some lip smackingdesserts, spicy treats or snacks along the bustling streets. The food is generally a perfect amalgamation of spices and flavours. The famous paan, delicious chaat items, mouth watering jalebi, thandai, rabri and the list just goes on.
Welcome to the immersive Varanasi Food Walk™, a culinary journey through the city’s iconic spots, curated by India City Walks and focused on Varanasi Heritage Walks.
The INDIA CITY WALKS™ curated Varanasi Food Walk™ is undoubtedly the best way to experience the city’s culinary delights. With their expertise and in-depth knowledge of Varanasi’s food culture, you can rest assured that this food tour will be a gastronomic adventure like no other.
Varanasi is not just a city of temples but also a foodie’s paradise. You cannot turn in Varanasi without bumping into a food joint/cart selling some tasty food item. The sumptuous and appetizing yet tangy and flavorful food with the snacks are the best options to try in Varanasi. Be it the crisp Kachoris dipped in a delicious curry or the flavorsome chaator the sweet thick lassi and much much more is awaiting to be discovered.
Our first stop is Ram Bhandar, where you’ll savor authentic poori sabzi, leaving your taste buds yearning for more. Afterward, we’ll stroll through the bustling cloth market, giving you the opportunity to shop to your heart’s content.
Indulge in retail therapy while making a pit stop at Laxmi Chai for a taste of the city’s authentic masala chai paired with delightful Masala toasts. Next on our food tour, Neelu Kachori awaits, where you’ll relish traditional kachauri with aloo sabzi. As we continue strolling through the streets, we won’t miss trying the famous Bun Tikki of Varanasi. Of course, we can’t skip Varanasi’s hidden gem – Malaiyo, a luscious frothy dessert enriched with dry fruits, saffron, and milk. To showcase the diversity of Indian flavors, we’ll treat ourselves to the flavorsome lassi of Banaras at the renowned Blue Lassi shop, a generational favorite for lassi enthusiasts.
Beyond the food, we’ll explore the city’s soul – its ghats. We’ll take a leisurely stroll along the riverbank till Meer Ghat, learning about the significance of these ghats, including the world-famous Ghat of Banaras with its intriguing stories of birth and death. Witness the rituals at the burning ghat, offering insights into the city’s unique customs.
Continuing our journey, we’ll head to Keshari restaurant, the most famous stop for a delightful chaat, a full meal thali of Varanasi, and the traditional delicacy of the region – Bathi Chokha. One of the highlights of this food walk is the carefully crafted EATINEARY® designed for full-blown food visuals. The experience goes beyond just tasting the dishes; it’s about immersing yourself in the sights, aromas, and vibrant colors of Varanasi’s culinary world. From the vibrant hues of the traditional kachauri with aloo sabzi at Neelu Kachori to the frothy delight of Malaiyo adorned with rich dry fruits and saffron, each dish will be a visual treat that complements its scrumptious taste. As you savor the flavorsome lassi at the Blue Lassi shop or the traditional chaat at Keshari restaurant, the eatineary® will heighten your sensory experience, capturing the essence of Varanasi’s food culture through stunning visuals.
Lastly, we’ll conclude our food walk with a quintessential experience of Varanasi – tasting Paan, the beetle-leaf preparation that holds a special place in the city’s culture.
Moreover, the guided tour by India City Walks™ ensures that you gain a deeper understanding of the culinary history and traditions of Varanasi. You’ll learn about the significance of each dish, its preparation techniques, and the stories behind these culinary delights, making it an educational and enriching experience. So, get ready to embark on a food journey like no other, where your taste buds and visual senses will be treated to an unforgettable adventure. Join the INDIA CITY WALKS™ curated Varanasi Food Walk™ and indulge in a culinary experience that will leave a lasting impression on both your palate and your heart.
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