Blue Lassi Shop in Varanasi, India is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a delicious and authentic lassi experience. Located in the heart of the city in Kachaudi Galli, this 74-year-old shop has been serving up delicious lassis in hundreds of flavors for generations.
One of the things that set Blue Lassi Shop apart from other lassi shops in Varanasi is the fact that all the lassis are prepared fresh right in front of your eyes. The lassis are then beautifully garnished with fruits and dry fruits before being served in kulhads (earthen pots), giving them a rich and creamy taste that is hard to find elsewhere.
This small shop derives its name from its blue walls that are filled with photographs, messages, and even postcards of customers from in and around the world which I found really cool. Over the years, this thing has become like a custom in the shop.
I tried their Mixed Fruit Lassi which was made with yogurt, sugar, and lots of refreshing seasonal fruits that give it a unique and irresistible flavor. It had a thick and creamy texture and possessed a perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess.
You can also try their Mango Lassi, which is made with fresh, ripe mangoes and yogurt as well as Kesar Lassi made with flavorful saffron. Trust me, the sweet and refreshing flavors of these lassis are bound to win your heart!
Since the shop is located on the way to Manikarnika Ghat, you will get to hear ‘Ram Ram Satya Hai’ chants with family members of the deceased people carrying dead bodies on their shoulders passing by the shop every now and then while you sip your lassis, which I don’t think, you get to witness anywhere else. The staff is super friendly and efficient, so you never have to wait long for your lassi in spite of the shop always being busy with locals and tourists. The owner and waiter have a good understanding of English and Hindi, which makes it easy to communicate with them.
Although the prices are a bit on the higher side, the experience you will get here is worth it!
If you are ever in Varanasi, be sure to stop by Blue Lassi Shop and try one of their delicious lassis. You won’t be disappointed!