Published On: Sat, Dec 8th, 2018

Food tips for tourists in India

If you are a tourist and you are traveling to India for the first time, you need to know a number of things with regards to the food options that are available in different parts of the country. With this being said, you might be surprised to have some of your favorite items available for consumption in certain restaurants. So, we have some important tips for you that will help you and enjoy your food while you are traveling in India.


1. Look out for restaurants where you will find your favorite food

Do your research, and it will not be difficult for you to find restaurants on your way where you’ll find your favorite food. India is a country that takes care of each and every dish that is made across the world. So, it is possible that you might find a number of restaurants where you’ll get your preferred food.

Along with this, you can look for certain categories of food varieties too. Restaurant finder apps can be of help in this case. There are many restaurant finder apps and installing a couple of them will help you in getting to know about the type of food that you want to eat and know the restaurants that can be skipped.

2. Check out forums online

While applying for a visa pour inde, you can spend some time in scrolling through various travel forums where you can learn about the most popular food you’ll get in India and the ones that should be tried by you. Most of the travelers sharing their thoughts on travel forums will give you a reason as to why you should consume a particular food and whether the same will be good for you or not. Some of them even share what category of food an individual, should avoid if they are allergic to something.

Learning from the experience of other travelers is the best thing you can do because it will help you stay away from issues related to food and make sure that you do not end up starving if your Internet isn’t working.

3. Ask for the spices used in making the food

India is a country that can surprise you with the different types of spices that are often used in the food offered in the country. Mexicans wouldn’t really mind it because they are used to various spices, and they innovate in this category more often. However, if you’re not a Mexican or Indian or simply Asian, you should be careful about the spices that are used in the making of the dishes you order in a restaurant.

Asking the server to help you know about the same will make things slightly easy for you. At the same time, you should share your food allergies with them so that they do not make the mistake of adding spices that can make things worse for you.  For example, if you’re allergic to peanuts, let them know about it, and you’ll be safe if they were to add peanuts in your dish.

4. Avoid street food if you are not comfortable with it

While street food is considered to be the tastiest in India, it is advised to avoid it to the extent possible. The reason behind it is that many of the street food vendors do not use hygienic materials while making food. In some cases, even the water used can be harmful to you, if you consume it. So, make a smart choice and try not to eat street food, if you have better options available around. If not, have it in limited quantity.

Note that many foreigners do not find it safe to consume street food in most of the Asian countries.

Author: Louise R. Campos

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