Month: May 2009

Risk-free Street Food in India

May 12, 2009–CN Traveler, Daily Traveler

It’s a typical situation. You find yourself wandering the congested backstreets of Old Delhi when you experience the sweet and sour smells of pomegranate, tamarind, and yogurt, and the dense, savory scent of deep-fried dough. You turn another corner to find a swarm of people crowded around a particularly popular chaatwallah (a purveyor of some of India’s most celebrated street foods), and you are just about to order your very own pani puri when you remember the words of every guidebook and protective Indian auntie you’ve met: “Don’t eat the street food!” (more…)