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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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 ...
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Bringing Indian Pulses to the US?

I will be coming to the US from a country where Indian pulses are very easily available. I am coming to US for studying and thus will not have a car. I plan to cook my own food, and since the Indian ...
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Is it illegal to serve baby seafood in Italy? [closed]

It should, but what does the law say? In Greece for example, it is illegal to serve baby seafood of many species, following the over-fishing in the Mediterranean. So, is it illegal in Italy to serve ...
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How to find a restaurant serving Halal food in Munich

I am heading off to Munich this Sunday and I will be staying there for a month. My office is at the Landsberger Street and my residence at Shwere-Reiter-Straße. Does anyone know how to find some halal ...
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Would chocolate liqueur cherries be allowed through Australian customs? [duplicate]

If the liqueur cherries have a stem and seeds will they be allowed into Australia through Australian customs?
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Bring coca leaves from South America to Europe [duplicate]

Soon I will fly back home from Argentina. Here in some places (as in other Andean countries) coca leaf from Erythroxylum Coca are legal and of common use for plenty of reasons, mainly historical. You ...
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Why no cider in Bavaria?

I just came back from a week in Bavaria, Germany and I was rather surprised to find there was no cider anywhere. I stayed in Rothenburg and Nurenberg and everywhere I went — supermarkets, restaurants, ...
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Is there a Philz coffee at SFO airport? Where is it?

I can't see one listed on either the SFO website https://www.flysfo.com/shop-dine-relax/dining or on the Philz site https://www.philzcoffee.com/locations. A friend tells me there is one and I saw a ...
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Can I safely eat whatever goes through the x-ray machine?

This might be an odd question, but I often take a sandwich or fruit to eat while waiting for the airplane. This means that my food goes through the security x-ray machine. I don't understand much ...
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What kind of food can I take with me from the United States to Mexico without customs interference?

I am considering doing some prospecting in Mexico. I plan to arrive in Morelia, Michoacán, and stay at a hotel called Hotel El Carmen Calle Eduardo Ruiz 63 Centro Historico. I called to find out if ...
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Bringing Homemade Trail Mix to Hawaii Given Food Import Restrictions

Because I have hungry, snacky, picky-eater kids, I make homemade trail mix ahead of every vacation. Aside from the obligatory candy, it generally contains almonds, peanuts, cashews, raisins, and ...
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Jain food options in NYC (Wall Street)

I will be travelling to NYC in June and will be staying in the Wall Street area. I follow a strict Jain diet (i.e. strict vegetarian with no onion, garlic, potato, or eggs in any food preparation) and ...
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Where do I buy ground coffee around Kata beach, Thailand?

Could you please tell me where can I purchase ground coffee around Kata beach, Thailand? I've tried various small shops like 7-Eleven and Tesco Express, but they only sell instant coffee.
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Taking produce to Europe

Vidalia onions are in season here at home (Georgia, USA), and I'd like to take some with me on my upcoming trip to Europe. I know some countries are super-sensitive about importing fresh food (U.S., ...
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Can I take unopened sealed tea bags to Mexico from the U.K.?

All official links I can find are in Spanish. I’d like to take some tea bags to Mexico, is this allowed and do I have to declare them?
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Self-catering in Scandinavia [closed]

I'm planning a driving trip from Copenhagen to Norway. I understand that Scandinavia is expensive. If I want to rely on self-catering as much as possible, how much should I budget daily for food for ...
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What are my food supply options sailing the Cyclades?

We are going on a two week sailing trip through the Cyclades, and I was told that we have to stow all the foodstuff we will need for those two weeks on depature, at Lavrio, because "there are no shops ...
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What are these London appetizers?

No idea what these are, my first time in London. I didn't make the order. The thing the egg (middle) The rolled meat in slices (left) I can mostly tell what's in them but what are the proper names?
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How to know ahead of time if food will be served during a flight?

How to know ahead of time if food will be served during a flight? Ideally, at which time(s) and the menu options.
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Indian custom: Gifting sweets when returning from travel

I would be grateful for an explanation of a custom that I have observed among colleagues from India - good Indian etiquette that seems to be extend to co-workers at my new workplace (outside India) ...
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Can I take Kinder Happy Hippos though TSA (USA)?

I know America has a ban on some Kinder products, my girlfriend loves Kinder Happy Hippos, and because of this I told her I would bring her 5 full boxes of them with me. (She lives in America, and ...
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Leaving food on a plate in Russia

As the title said, is it customary to leave food on a plate in Russia? I'm talking in the home, not at restaurants. The reason I was asking is if the host is poor or somewhere close and still invited ...
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Is the Sodexo Meal Pass accepted in Italy and France?

Is the Sodexo Meal Pass accepted in Italy and France? If yes, how to find those list of restaurants online?
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Early breakfast in London

I will have a layover in London, and plan on heading out early in the morning to see the city and grab breakfast. Where are the best places either near King's Cross or by Big Ben to grab food at like ...
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What happens to the garbage from a pre-customs side of an international airport?

A traveler setting off on a long international trip might take some fruit with him/her as a snack for the journey. The traveler may be aware that s/he is not allowed to carry that fruit past customs ...
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Ramen eating etiquette

In Western and westernized media, characters are shown sucking up ramen noodles bowls then drinking the soup from the bowl at street side shops. What is actually appropriate when eating at a ...
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Olive oil pricing in Croatia [closed]

Last year we spent two weeks in a camping resort in Croatia and bought 1 liter of olive oil (bottled) in the resort's supermarket for ~220 kn (~ €29.50 at today's rate). We realized that the price we ...
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Is standing actually illegal in Venice?

The Venice tourism site lists a bunch of rules. Okay, no swimming in the canals, and littering is also not allowed (duh?). But there's something baffling to me here: “No standing at any time” – ...
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Bringing coffee capsules to US

I will shortly flight from EU->US and I was wondering whether it is OK to bring unused sealed coffee capsules (e.g. Nespresso capsules) or I will have troubles at Customs? Do I need to declare them?
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Canada - cooked chicken from abroad for personal consumption

I want to bring in some cooked chicken breasts in sealed packing to Canada. I will have these chicken breasts cooked at home and then have them packed in sealed packaging that is good for up to 1 year....
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Is there a website / wiki detailing the banned substances in each country?

Some countries/cities allow you to smoke weed. Some countries ban certain drugs, while others do not. Some are 'dry' while others are dry (alcohol banned). I'm familiar with wikivoyage, Hitchwiki, ...
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Tipping for meals in Thailand

What are the Thai tipping habits for meals? I expect that it depends on type of establishment: street stalls, budget restaurants, upscale restaurants. I've read that it's common to leave either 10% of ...
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IATA rule regarding passenger right to drinking water [duplicate]

As we know, according to IATA passengers allowed to carry no more than 100 ml of liquids on board. Yet when traveling with low-cost airlines, you are not offered any water on board. This is quite ...
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London on Christmas Day

I booked an overnight flight to London, arriving on Christmas morning. After I'd made the booking (see note below), I learned from a friend of a friend that a lot of the city shuts down on that day. I'...
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Cheap alcoholic drinks for winters in Europe [closed]

Generally I go for beer when I am in Europe, but I want to avoid it during peak winter season to avoid sore throat. What are the best alternatives to beer that can be taken in large volumes? EDIT: ...
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Safely disposing of agricultural contraband

I have the habit of taking an apple, orange, or other portable fruit from hotel breakfasts and tucking it into my bag to eat later in the day. I might do this each day of a 5-day conference, for ...
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What is this sweet, thick, soy-sauce-like condiment in China?

In Beijing, on two occasions, I was served a sauce I couldn't identify. Visually it looks like soy sauce but it's much thicker and stickier. It tastes soy-ish, but sweeter, maybe malty in some way. ...
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Canada to USA customs preclearance and fruits/vegetables

As an European citizen living in Canada, I am going to fly from Montreal (YUL) to the USA (SFO). I was planning to bring a sandwich (with tomato, lettuce...) and some fruit to eat on the plane. When ...
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Why do airlines often serve a small dry snack shortly before a larger meal?

On long flights, I'm often given a very small bag of some kind of dried snack shortly (10-15 minutes) before a main meal is served - e.g. on a flight I was on yesterday, passengers were given a 10g ...
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What happens if I eat my own food in flight, but the airline prohibits outside food on board?

I have a long-haul flight with Scoot airline, and they have this weird rule: Consumption of outside food and beverages is not allowed on board. I've even read reports that Scoot flight attendants ...
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Why can't I take food from the plane when entering the US?

I was on a BA flight recently (LHR-JFK) and I was given a sealed cheese and tomato sandwich by a flight attendant about 90 minutes before landing. Everyone else was given a similar sandwich, probably ...
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Is it allowed to bring nuts and raisins to Colombia?

I'm flying from Germany to Colombia, and I wanted to know if I'm allowed to carry nuts and/or raisins in my hand luggage. It's a small amount, mainly to have something to eat in mid-flight. This site ...
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Vegetarian food in Morocco

I am visiting Morocco (Fez, Marrakesh, Aït Benhaddou and Meknes) in December. I am vegetarian (no animal products except dairy). Can I survive in these cities?
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Can only eating processed food and bottled water reduce your immunity?

I've been living in Taiwan for a while and have tried to avoid raw food and tap water very carefully (ie. brushing teeth with bottled water, eating at places where I can see that everything is cooked, ...
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Buying hotel breakfast without having a room?

I'm wondering how common it is for hotels to allow people to pay for breakfast even if they don't have a room. In other words: Come in the morning Pay a fixed price in reception Eat breakfast Leave ...