Within close proximity of Dasashwamedh Road and the ghats lies the Phulwari Restaurant and Sami Cafe, a little haven which offers diners a cozy respite from the abrasive crowds of the city. Acclaimed for its interesting menu, expect to find a lineup of Mediterranean delicacies such as falafel, as well as the usual Italian suspects- pasta, lasagna and others. Their shady garden is a fine spot to catch up with travelers and exchange notes.
Experience the authentic flavors of Middle East with a quick stop at Grills. Situated on Ravindrapuri Road, this no-frills Lebanese joint serves up some of the most appetizing shwarmas, falafels, burgers and wraps. Grab your favorite chicken shawarma or a wholesome sandwich, along with your choice of beverage like an iced tea or probably a fresh fruit juice.
In-house restaurant at the Haifa Hotel, Haifa Restaurant welcomes casual passersby also to come in and partake the culinary feast dished out by the prodigious chef. Indian, Chinese, Israeli and Continental dishes are on the menu, and though the dining area is not very spacious or clean, it has somehow become a hot bet for long-term travelers living in Varanasi. Cheap and tasty food goes a long way in bringing in repeat customers.