Questions tagged [food-and-drink]

Questions dealing with any and all aspects of food and drink except water, for which use tag [tap-water] and alcoholic beverages, for which use tag [alcohol].

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Duty free allowance for rice and beans in Switzerland

We are immigrating to switzerland and we prefer bringing some foods for at least beginning days in switzerland. Could you please help me to know how much rice and beans is allowded to bring with ...
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How can I package spices on my own for international flight?

I am flying from NY to Amsterdam and I want to bring some spices with me. I plan on declaring it and putting it in my checked luggage. I know that if I had an unopened and sealed package, there would ...
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What is the meaning of “Can I have a slice?” In NYC? [migrated]

I spent the day yesterday with some friends in Manhattan. We were in a food commons area of a mall and had just started to eat a pizza when a couple of college age guys stopped at our table and one of ...
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Are there any soup kitchens or food pantries in Tromsø?

I'm in Tromsø, Norway and due to some very unusual circumstances I'm down to my last dime, but my flight to Oslo is not until a few days from now. So I wonder if there's any soup kitchens, or free ...
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Can I bring these foods from the US to the Netherlands? And do I need to declare it?

Firstly, I am so confused by this whole process. When I visited The Netherlands a year ago, I didn't bring anything with me but on the way back I brought alcohol and cheese but never declared it and I ...
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Convenience stores in India

Are there many (enough) convenience stores throughout India that sell prepackaged food? Thailand's 7-11 was great for cheese toasties, etc. I am wondering if we can get quick meals and snacks like ...
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Can I take Amul cottage cheese from India to Netherlands?

I have couple of Indian friends in Netherlands who would like to have some cottage cheese or paneer (raw) from India. Can I carry around 500gms of it with me in my hand luggage or checkin bag?
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Produce at California borders

We are traveling from Arizona to California with fresh produce. What items might we expect to have to throw away at the border?
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Is homemade jam permitted across US-Canada border? [duplicate]

Next week I will be flying to the US from Canada, and I was planning to bring a couple jars of homemade strawberry jam as a gift for my host. Unfortunately, both countries' respective border services ...
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Can rice be brought into Hawaii?

I bought 10lb of rice at a local grocery store in Phoenix, Arizona and wish to take it to Honolulu, Hawaii. The rice is well packed and sealed. It's a variety of rice I get in my home country and is ...
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Bucket list - Trans Australian railway - food and stopover issues

One of my bucket list items is to travel on a train in the trans-Australian line (if that is the right term). Are there specific tickets that allow me to stop in small towns on the way (to tour, ...
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Can I bring nuts and cooked sausage from Brazil to Germany?

Can I bring nuts from Brazil to Germany/Europe and cooked sausage in my hand Bag? It is for personal use.
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Are there microwaves to heat baby food at Brussels airport?

I've a friend traveling with kids, passing through Brussels. He will need to feed a baby and was wondering if there was any facility to warm up his food at Zaventem. @chx answer is very helpful, but ...
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Where to find every-day healthy food near Heathrow Airport?

My friend is long-term traveling to Hounslow, UK, and will be working in Heathrow Airport. However, he got sick recently, and has lost a lot of weight. He is still recovering. He was told that there ...
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Bakeries in Wellcome in Hong Kong [closed]

There is a chain of supermarkets called Wellcome in Hong Kong. At least one of them has a bakery inside (the one I'm talking about is near Victoria Park, 25 Great George St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong). ...
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Will I be able to order meat in Crete restaurants on Good Friday?

In 2011 I was in Yorkshire during Easter, and on Good Friday the only food I could get in restaurants and pubs was fish and veggies, no meat, because of the fasting prescribed by religion. Next week ...
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Take groceries in checked luggage

Can I take rice, dal, dried fish and spices from bangalore to paris in hold- in luggage on al international flight ?
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Are truffles (the edible fungi) allowed in carry on?

My friends are coming to visit me and will bring me some food. They are flying with Ryanair from Italy to Portugal and they only have hand luggage (cabin bags). Can they bring truffles (type of fungus ...
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Food Allergies- Precooked/frozen meals to Netherlands

I was wondering if it is possible to bring prepared meals ( including meat) for my kids with anaphylactic allergies. I know that in general it is looked down upon but I am really stuck. We are from ...
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Attending a conference in Beijing with special dietary needs

There will be a three week international physics conference (taks in English) in Beijing that I might want to attend. Unfortately I'm a picky eater, being a vegetarian with a nut, peanut and raw soy ...
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Do I have to buy a Disney world dining plan for the whole stay?

I have a question about the dining plan (quick service) in Disney world located in Orlando. I want to stay in a Hotel in Disney for 20 days, but I only want buy the dining plan for 15 days. So can I ...
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Can I put food in my hold luggage for flying?

Am I allowed to take food items (specifically: porridge, rice, pasta, cereal bars, nuts, chocolate, nutella, golden syrup, regular butter, and peanut butter) on my flight with me if they are stored in ...
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Georgia/Tbilisi restaurant etiquette

In Georgia, as a solo diner, if you have leftover half a bottle of wine or whatever with a meal in a restaurant, is it acceptable to take the half-full bottle with you when you leave?
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How do I search for upscale self-service restaurants?

In Europe I'm a big fan of Vapiano restaurants. If you haven't heard of them, their concept is to combine the high(er) quality food of a regular restaurant with the self-service model of a buffet. ...
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What food options are available past security in Bangkok airport’s domestic section?

I am flying in from Sweden through Suvarnabhumi onwards to Krabi. Having been in Thailand before, I know how long the lines can be, so I would like to clear immigration, customs and security as soon ...
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Can I bring chocolate from Belgium to Georgia?

I would like to bring some Belgian chocolate to Georgia (the country) as a gift for a friend. Is that allowed? I've tried to find some information about it, since sometimes it's forbidden to import ...
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Can you also slurp soups that don't have any noodles in Japan

I am writing a paper and couldn't find sources on just slurping the soups could anyone help.
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Should I declare chocolate as “food” when entering the US?

It is being customary we bring a few authentic Russian chocolate bars/sweets to the US but we are always struggling whether we should check that "food" checkbox in the "Customs Declaration" form? It ...
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Is there a non-opinion based way to rate in-flight meals across airlines?

I'm currently planning a flight between munich (MUC) and Kathmandu (KTM) for trekking in Nepal. This is a 11.5h+ flight which costs at least 700 EUR (well, technically two flights - there and back). ...
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Is it safe to drink tap water in Penang?

I am just wondered whether is it safe to drink tap water in Penang?
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Where can I find a list of food items restricted to bring to Malaysia (for personal consumption)?

I'll be travelling to Kuala Lumpur soon from India (via Air if that's important) and I was planning on bring some dried mango pulp for personal consumption and also to gift my friends (in a really ...
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Is there a rule against taking food through TSA security checkpoints?

Twice in the last six months, when I went through the TSA checkpoint at San Jose airport, the screening agents specifically checked that I didn't have any food in my bags. The first time, I asked the ...
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Can I take a home baked christmas cake into Australia?

I have baked a large rich fruit cake decorated with marzipan and sugar icing for my son and his family. Can I bring it with me into Australia?
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Is it acceptable to bring your own food to beer gardens in Prague?

My close relatives in Russia are traveling to Prague during the winter break. As they love beer and this is the Czech Republic we are talking about, they are definitely gonna tour the beer gardens. ...
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Why are airline meal portions so small?

Why are airline meal portions so small, even on long-haul flights ? Sometimes it's not even enough for children, let alone adults. I have some assumptions, but I would like to submit this question to ...
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Gluten free options at Bank of America Stadium

I’m going to a Carolina Panthers game tomorrow at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. I want to know what food and drinks are available and where to find them. Do any of the vendors carry ...
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Which emergency food for backpacking (meat-like Granola bar?)

I will be travelling for a couple of days to remote regions of Laos. I would like to take some kind of "emergency" food if nothing is around (or nothing trustworthy). People with a sweet tooth have ...
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Can you take normal brownies across the border of the USA and the EU?

I can't Google this out, everyone talks of pot brownies but these are just brownies made by a friend, diabetic and delicious and would love to bring a few with me on a trip. I am flying Vancouver-Los ...
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Is there an Indian food market in Montevideo?

I will be travelling to Uruguay with my family in couple of months. I am pure vegetarian and wanted to find an Indian supermarket where we can get Indian products so that we can bring only necessary ...
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Will I be able to buy food/coffee at 5 am on arrival at Heathrow Terminal 3?

I will be going on a flight that is supposed to arrive at Heathrow at 5 am. I have a car collecting me at 6 am, which should be about right, assuming the plane is on time, and immigration and baggage ...
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What are the borders of the Ti Tree Fruit Fly Exclusion zone in Australia's Northern Territory?

In Australia, State and territory governments restrict the movement of fruit within the country to control pests. A government website says: Ti Tree Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone (FFEZ) The Ti Tree ...
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Can I eat only a crème brûlée in Paris?

I'd like to have a crème brûlée in Paris, but without having to eat a whole meal at a restaurant. However, this seems quite hard to get: Bakeries and patisseries do not sell crème brûlée (at least ...
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Is the new Tokyo Fish Market in Toyosu open to visitors?

The famed Tsukiji fish market closed last weekend, with its replacement the Toyosu fish market opening for business today. Is the new market open to tourists? I'm specifically interested in the tuna ...
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Bringing food into Australia [closed]

I am travelling to Australia and Norfolk Island next week and I wondered if I can bring the following food: Weetbix Tea Bags Marmite
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Is jaggery permitted in a check-in bag on flights to The Netherlands?

Is jaggery allowed in check-in bags for flights going to The Netherlands? If so, how many kilograms one can take? Do we need to declare it at customs?
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Are there other tram bistros like the cancelled U76 in Düsseldorf?

Until 2014, you could have coffee and light breakfast on one of the tram lines in Düsseldorf, Germany. Unfortunately they have discontinued this long tradition since, for the last two years, no new ...
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Bring 200 boxes of slimming coffee to the US

Can I bring boxes of green slimming coffee to my relatives in the USA? Around 200 boxes of green coffee each containing 7 sachets. They are BFAD approved in the Philippines and in Dubai. This is ...
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In Belarus, do norms for a work event include informal bar drinks and snacks in the evening? [closed]

I'm currently planning a work-related trip that involves a day-long event with clients. Typical events in the USA sometimes involve a happy hour event in the evening with food and drinks. Since the ...
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Identify cookies eaten in Corfu, Greece

So, this is silly and irrelevant, but last year when I was in Corfu (St. George), in a local store I found some really delicious cookies, and I mean REALLY delicious. I would like to somehow find ...
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Public places to cook a meal with a portable stove in the UK

I'm traveling to the UK soon and I'm traveling by car and staying in B&Bs and Inns. I'm planning to use a portable gas stove to prepare some of my meals and bring everything required to cook with ...