Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Tips for eating street foods in India as a tourist



A travel cannot complete without food. Travelling and eating go together. Food has the ability to shape a journey and create great memories. As food is an essential part of every community so without food there is no authentic travel experiences. Every destination has its own exotic cuisines and of course own unique street foods. Without testing the local street food you cannot find the real taste of that place. India has one of the best street food cultures of the world. India's street food is cheap and delicious and easily available throughout the country.  But Indian street food may not be healthy every time. Sharing some safety tips to follow by tourists while eating street foods in India.

■ Always stick to the law - follow the crowd.  If the crowd is avoiding any particular food vendor, try to avoid such vendor.  Always eat in such a place where everyone else eating.

■ Don't drink water from street vendors.  Those water may be unclean and unfiltered.  Always bring your own water bottle from home or buy a good brand of water bottle.  Don't compromise with water because water is the main cause of many diseases.

■ Wash your hands before eating Indian street food.  As water may be not available everywhere, carry a sanitizer bottle with you. Keep it in your pocket or in your bag always.

■ Eat what's freshly cooked in front of you. Avoid those pre-cooked or pre-searved street foods.

■ Don't eat juice which is stored in the jar from the street food vendors. Ask the vendor to prepare the juice in front of you. Check the cleanliness of the jar and serving glasses.

■ Its good to avoid eating meat from street food vendors. Eat only veg food items.

■ Check the place where the street food vendors serve their food. Avoid vendors selling food near garbage , check if any insect or houseflies are there.

■ Try to avoid locally made ice-cream and sauce or chutneys. The vendor may use unclean water in preparing such ice-cream, sauce or chutneys.

■ Check where and how the vendor is cleaning his utensils. Check If he is using the dirty old knife and dirty cutting board.

■ check the oil the vendor is useing to fry his food and also the cooking pan. The vendor may be using the same oil again and again. It's not healthy. 

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