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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Can I have a watermelon in hand luggage?

I'm flying from UK to Germany with Easyjet (there's next to no weight restriction to hand luggage). I've never had a problem with various edible items before, on any of my EU routes. I don't see how a ...
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Can I take pickled plums (umeboshi) through USA Customs?

I am living in Japan and my host mother is offering to give me her homemade umeboshi, or pickled plums. The plums do have a seed in the middle but because they have been pickled the seed can't grow. ...
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Where can I try Andean specialties in Lima?

I'll be in the Peruvian capital soon (Surco neighbourhood to be exact) but won't have time to go to the mountains. From what I understand, cuy (guinea pig) is an Andean and not a coastal specialty, so ...
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Is frozen chicken widely available in and around Oslo, Norway? Is the price higher than other capitals like Stockholm?

I will be travelling to Norway next month. I was wondering about what is available to cook and eat in the supermarkets there. So specifically: are frozen chicken legs/breasts cheaper than other kinds ...
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Should I leave a tip in a fully automated restaurant in the USA? [duplicate]

When I go to a fully automated restaurant in the USA (example 1, example 2), am I supposed to tip?
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What are the regulations for making a fire while camping in Iceland? [duplicate]

What are the regulations for making a controlled and monitored fire made with the intent of cooking/heating while camping in Iceland?
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Traveling to Turkey and Istanbul during Ramadan

I am contemplating traveling to Turkey and Istanbul during Ramadan. Turkey seems more liberal than other Muslim majority countries, so I wonder the effect of Ramadan are during that time. Will ...
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Dietary Requirements after booking but before flight

I have booked transatlantic flights with Aer Lingus and I have yet to be contacted about any dietary requirements pre flight (flight is less than one week away) I can pre-book meals on their website ...
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Can I bring a growler of beer in my checked bag?

I want to bring a growler of beer on my checked bag (not on-board). Growlers are generally 64 oz. According to Delta, I can bring alcohol that has been purchased after going through a security ...
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How late are restaurants open until in Italy? (Bologna specifically)

I am heading to Los Angeles in three weeks but I have an 8 hour layover in Bologna Italy. Unfortunately this layover is from midnight-8am. Is it worth it to leave the airport in search of some ...
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Would I be allowed to get on a plane from the UK and fly to America with tea?

Today I was doing some research on food and drinks and realised that tea is not a very big thing in The U.S. and that all the "good" brands of tea are extremely overpriced or quite "unattractive". So ...
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Does the Nizzamuddin Eraklum Express (train 12284) offer free food for sleeper section travellers?

I want to travel from Delhi to Manglore with the Nizzamuddin Eruklam Express (12284). Is food offered for free to sleeper section travellers, or do we have to pay for that? When it reaches Manglore, ...
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Enter Van Gogh Museum restaurant

Is it required to buy a ticket to the museum just to sit in the restaurant? My sister with her husband are going to the museum but I want to babysit their daughter.
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Is it ok to bring sweets with dairy products into USA

My parents are visiting USA from India and are planning to bring me a few sweets and snacks that may contain egg, milk and/or cheese related products. The regulations on this seem a bit murky. https:/...
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Dinner at the Folkestone and Calais Eurotunnel terminals

Soon I will be making a return trip through the Eurotunnel by car, each way arriving at the terminal at about dinner time. What options are there to eat dinner there, at both the Folkestone and Calais ...
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What is the largest pub/bar in Europe?

What is Europe's largest pub or bar? Please do not include places which are basically just breweries. I thought it was "World's End" in London but after visiting other places I am no longer sure.
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Early-morning food at Népliget bus station in Budapest?

I have to catch an early-morning bus out of Budapest on a weekday. Can I buy food (a pastry, or even just a candy bar) sometime around 06:00 at Népliget bus station in Budapest? How about coffee?
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Should I take my own coffee to Japan?

I heard that it is difficult to find real coffee in Japan as most places don't serve it. We are planning to stay at Ryokans and eat traditional breakfasts as muc as possible but can't really give up ...
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Is 300 euros enough for a month in Portugal? [closed]

I am a student with a scholarship to live in Lisbon, Portugal for nine months. The scholarship covers accommodation, health protection, books for the university and the fee for the university. So ...
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Acceptable ways to bring Fruits and Vegetables into the US

Enticed by the cheap prices of fruit, I tried to take some back with me to the US from the Dominican Republic. I declared it. Sure enough I was sent straight to the Agriculture line. my two ...
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Can I take chocolate and toffees into China, South Korea and Japan

South Korea and Japan in March 2016 and I would like to know if I am able to take chocolate and toffees with me from England to eat while I am there.
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Can one export spices and teff flour from Ethiopia?

Ethiopian cuisine has some unique spices and grains. I've heard that there used to be a restriction on exporting teff to control supply. I'd like to buy teff flour and berbere, and other spices. Will ...
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What popular local street food is unique or particular to Colombia?

I'm going to Bogota, Salento Popayan and Pasto. Any local food and drink is a must try? I'm a big fan of street food too.
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Seeking traditional coffeehouse in Vienna , extremely close to public transportation

I am disabled, so 300m is the absolute maximum, when I move on foot, 50m is of course even better;)
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Potential gastric problems in China [duplicate]

I was told many times that I'd better stick to some well-known fast-food restaurants rather than eat local food in China. Otherwise, I may spend my whole trip exploring the vast variety of chinese ...
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Travelling to Asia and Oceania with a peanut and pistachio allergy

I'm allergic to peanuts and pistachio nuts among other nuts but not every nuts. It's easy for me to avoid nuts on my day-to-day life (living in France), plus I'm more or less able to spot if I'm ...
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International Legality for travelers to import or buy poppy seeds used as cooking spice?

Different countries have different fair use policies; medicinal, cooking spice, versus contraband/ intoxicant usage. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poppy_seed They are widely used in cuisines across ...
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Mangos on flight from Palawan to Manila?

I'm on a flight from Puerto Princesa to Manila this Saturday. Can I bring on board mangos? There were some restrictions earlier due to some weevil thing but I'm not sure if they've been lifted.
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Easiest way for a tourist to buy spices in Hong Kong

As a tourist to Hong Kong what's the easiest way to get local spices, particularly Sichuan Pepper. By easiest I mean somewhere that may speak English or have English labels and would pack them in ...
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Is it rude to ask if the food contains pork or alcohol?

Some years ago, I was invited to a friend's place. The home-cooked food contained alcohol, and I don't eat or drink anything that contains alcohol (religious reasons). I was shy enough to eat it to ...
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How did the cabin crew know that I didn't get my preferred meal in a previous flight?

In a recent flight, I ordered fish, but it was not available, the crew apologized and offered me another meal. Anyway, I flew after that with the same airline, and when they started serving meals, ...
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How much of Singapore shuts down on Christmas Day (and Eve?)

In Singapore, are any of the following likely to be open on Christmas Day? What about Christmas Eve? Does it depend on the area of the city? Neighborhood coffee shops Malls Hawker centres
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What are the food specialties of Charleston, South Carolina?

Two of the things I really like about traveling are trying the local food, and having good food (often, but not always, the same thing). What are the food specialties of Charleston, South Carolina? I ...
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What street foods can I eat in Italy?

Sometimes I don't want to go eat at restaurants. So, What are the typical foods that are available on streets in Italy?
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Can food or cosmetics get overheated on intra-European flights?

I intend to travel with cheap airlines, in a single flight between the Continent and England (in this time of year, i.e. winter). I would like to take some traditional food with me (like fried fish) ...
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Can I bring old Dutch cheese to Canada?

I've asked the similar question for the US and the answer was yes. I think it should be a similar situation?
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How to make dining alone less awkward?

When travelling, I'm often alone in a city. This is okay for me, except for one situation: dining out alone is just awkward. Guests in restaurants are almost always either couples or groups and being ...
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Are there any restaurants landside at Gatwick airport? (Ideally North terminal)

I've got a very early flight out of London Gatwick coming up, so I've booked into a hotel that's very close to the North terminal, to make the early start slightly less painful. I've just discovered ...
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Food on the 54-hour Yekaterinburg-Irkutsk train?

Two days on the train. So what kind of food is available?
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Beef jerky to Israel

For the purposes of customs, is beef jerky considered a raw meat product? In other words, can I bring beef jerky from the US to Israel?
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When you bring someone to a restaurant in Russia

I am curious how it works in Russia when someone invites you to a restaurant. Will the man order for both or will the parties order individually? Do you tip the waiter/waitress at a resturant and how ...
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Gift-giving rules for Japanese dinner host

I'm invited by a Japanese family for a home cooked dinner at their house. I'm wondering, given the Japanese gift-giving culture, what is appropriate to bring with me in this case and if it's any ...
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Is there such a thing as travel-sized organic kitchen detergents?

Besides filling up some dish-washing detergent in a travel-sized container on my own...I want to know if any companies sell pre-packaged packets or tiny bottles of organic dish-washing liquid that ...
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What meals are available on Russian trains?

When travelling by rail in Russia, are dining cars present? What quality of food would one expect on a train diner as compared to those one would find in Europe? I am especially keen to know if ...
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Are there any restaurants in Tokyo that serve Sannakji?

I know that Sannakji is originally Korean food, but I've seen on TV they've eaten that in Tokyo as well. Update: It was on a Finnish TV show called Madventures. You can find the clip on Youtube: ...
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Trying local Romanian cuisine in Bucharest [closed]

I'll be going to Bucharest in a few days. This is a travel I do because of my job. As in this case, I often get ready at the last minute and when I'm there I remember that I want also to enjoy the ...
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Where exactly is the night market in Jinghong, Xishuangbanna (China)?

WikiTravel and WikiVoyage both mention that there's a night market with lots of street food here in Jinghong, the capital of the Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture in southern Yunnan. I've been ...
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Bringing snacks purchased in India into the EU

I am currently in India and I was planning on bringing back to Europe (Spain, in case it is relevant) some Indian Chips (packaged, about 100 to 200g each). The reason is not relevant for this question....
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Can I take a big jar of Nutella in my cabin luggage on a European flight?

I will fly from Marseille through Amsterdam to Berlin TXL with Airfrance/KLM and I would like to take a large jar of Nutella. It's new and unopened. Since it's not liquid there should not be a ...
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Food options in Bangkok

I will be in Bangkok for some days in the beginning of October, after which I will be on a guided tour up in Chiang Mai. The second part of this trip will be fully guided and I don't have to plan ...