Varanasi has been long hailed as the one stop haven for the creamiest and freshest yogurts and lassis in the country. This quaint city hosts people from all over the world who traverse thousands of miles to partake in the scrumptious delicacies it has to offer. Which is why Blue Lassi Wala in Varanasi has earned itself a firm reputation (and a pretty good source of income) for almost ninety years!
Squeezing the way through a tiny overcrowded street to where Blue Lassi Wala sits is a task in itself. The bright blue door behind the shop overpowers the setting, and one realises where the stall gets it’s name. Lassi is served in tiny earthen pots that are brimming to the top with the good stuff like pomegranate or saffron.
It was initially known as the Panna Laal Lassi wala, until in 2003, when a Korean lady visited and introduced a huge variety of delicious flavours.
Blue lassi wala can be found at the Manikarna Ghat making for an amazing rendezvous with the Indian food delicacies. Contrary to its reputation, it is a small shop with an open front and dimly lit interiors. True to its name, the walls are painted blue but adorned with the photos and notes by the people who had a great time sipping lassis.
One can find lassi and rabri shops at every nook and corner of Varanasi. However, Blue Lassi Wala has a distinct character and clearly stands out. Your trip would be incomplete if you don’t visit the Blue Lassi Wala.
This famous old shop witnesses a lot of tourists on a daily basis especially the foreigners who have heard about this tiny yoghurt shop serving creamiest lassis online. It has over 90 varieties of lassis from strawberries to chocolates, punched with fresh fruits and nuts.
The hand churned lassi served in earthenware pots was no doubt toothsome! They have incredible combinations like the banana with coconut, strawberry-pomegranate and a lot more. Natural sourness of the yogurt flavoured with saffron or cumin seeds, pistachios or cashew nut was just appetizing.
Saffron Lassi topped with Almonds
It goes without saying that Varanasi is an amalgamation of several cultures and religions. It is a glimpse of the colourful India and amidst the magic & intimate rituals, there is a famous shop – the Blue lassi wala! If you are a crazy foodie then this should be on your list of places to visit around Varanasi.
So, go and grab your lassi at the Blue lassi wala in Varanasi!
Pomegranate Lassi at Blue Lassi Wala,
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Mmmmmm this sounds so delicious. Looks like a very cool place. Great art!!
These yogurts look so good they almost look like dessert! If I ever travel to India, I will make sure to stop here.
I will definitely have to bookmark this for our travels! I am always excited about finding a yummy new location when visiting a new country! Great photos and good information.
Sounds delish and definitely a well-kept secret lol. Anytime I am at an Indian Restaurant, I always order Mango Lassi, but I bet it’s nothing compared to getting a lassi at the Blue lassi wala in Varanasi
This looks such an interesting place. I absolutely love lassi and those shown above look delicious. WOw
I am a huge yogurt fan. I would love to try some blue lassi the indian version of it!
Varanasi is always is my bucket list. Thanks for sharing information about such cool place
I would love to try a lassi. I don’t think I ever tried one. I have to see if they have at our Indian food restaurant. It sounds amazing.
Wow this looks as though it would be an amazing place to visit. How neat is that? The food and drink all looks delicious. I would love to visit sometime.
Those two dishes look so good! Keeping this place in mind for my future travels.
The pomegranate lassi looks amazing! I’m a yogurt lover and would definitely have to make my way to Blue Lassi Shop it I’m ever visiting the area.
Looks like such a lovely place! I had never head of if before! India is on my travel list and the list of things to do in Indiais gettig longer by the minute!
I absolutely love lassi! These look so good
The yogurt is very Instagram-worthy and the shop is very artsy! Ah no wonder many are raving for this place. Do they have other branches outside the city?
Nope.. No advertisement, no publicity! People find their way to this lassi shop!
Oh my! This looks wonderful, I think I’d like to try the Pomegranate Lassi. I LOVE pomegranate. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Pomegranate lassi is my favorite too! Yum yum! 😉
Great post. I can see why this store is so popular. Great shots.
Yes, indeed. It’s really popular.
Ooh lassi is one of my favourite drinks and as I love Indian food its the perfect accompaniment. I have never tried an almond lassi before so that is definitely something that I would like to try.
The almond lassi you get at the Blue Lassi Wala is sumptuous. You don’t get it anywhere else in the world. Must try! 🙂