No doubt Trains are hands down our favorite way to commute. I have always loved Indian train travels. My father was in a transferable job and so packing, relocating and long train journeys had become a part of my growing years. Sometimes we had to spend days in the confinement of those few seats . We would spend time making new friends , share and exchange stories with them, share food , play some games , read books etc . And yes .. those small fights for window seat with my brother !! Oh those days was so much fun !!
Another highlight of train journey for me is local regional food vendors . Mom always packed a home cooked meal for the journey consisting of roti and various other things. But regional food sold in station is what attracted me .. hehe !!! They looked very appetizing.. but then she never allowed me to eat them sighting hygiene as an issue . Now that i am a Mom , i can understand my mom’s view better 🙂 . How important it is to maintain a good health while travelling .. especially when you have kids with you . Luckily , now things have changed and there are many online food services catering in train. One can enjoy tasty & healthy culinary delight of local flavors .. be it Bhelpuri / vada / biryani etc right in train ..
Wondering .. why I prefer online food delivery in train ?? Read on to know those 5 reasons why ??
1. Easy to order : Recently my parents were travelling to Shiradi from Bangalore . Since my mom had some unexpected guests on the day of travelling , she couldn’t prepare any packed food for travelling . That’s when i introduced them to ordering food online in train , explained them how it works and downloaded the app Railrestro . My parents were little apprehensive initially about ordering food online via phone as they are not too well versed with the new technologies , smart phone , gadgets etc. After a little push, finally they decided to try and were so happy to discover how easy it was to order food online in train . Yes, it’s that simple to use with easy navigations to select food as per your choice. All you have to do is just enter PNR / train number and select station for delivery. One may even place order over phone.
2. Choice of food : This is the best part that i love . One can easily get spoilt by choices of food in train by apps like Railrestro offers . Be it Pizza , Chinese , Biryani , South indian food , Jain food , chaats .. OMG !!! No longer i have to pack food from home thinking will i get something that i like to eat in train . Even the fussy kids have options to choose from .Since my parents were going to Shirdi temple , they ordered a no onion no garlic Jain food and were so happy .
3. Hot fresh ,tasty & economical : Since these online train food services are tied up with the best local restaurants … most of the times food delivered to our seat in our preferred location is hot , fresh and tasty with less oil . Keeping in mind , the economy of train travellers , the food prices are quiet pocket friendly .
4. Hygiene & packaging : I hate railway pantry food . Just the appearance of those messy plates , watery dal , dry roti , unappealing rice can put off any ones hungers . Also i have seen many packed food being sold by platform vendors at railway stations . I don’t know when this unhygienic and often sub-standard food was packed . Eating it will definitively cause a tummy upset .Food to me should be appealing . Railway food services like Railrestro takes care of excellent packaging and hygiene and there by making our train travel pleasant with a satisfying meal .
5. Local flavours : Being a foodie .. i like to explore various dishes especially local cuisines .Since these online train food services are tied up with local reputed restaurants one can enjoy all the authentic local flavors of different states right in the train sitting in our seat as we pass by . Be it vada pav , mughlai dish , chaat etc
When we are enjoying the benefits of technology in all the fields .. then why not in train food . Never compromise train food at the cost of your health . It’s time to utilize the benefits offered from Online Train food apps & websites like Railrestro and enjoy the healthy , tasty hygienic food without much burden on pocket . Happy travelling !!