Street foods in India: A Humble Friend or a Bigger Problem?

Street foods are supposed to make your mouth water, and not give you a stomach ache. Many people opt for street for as there is no time to cook food at home, but there’s a problem: these foods are often junk and processed, which puts people at risk of serious health issues like obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. 

The blog article talks about pros and cons of eating street food instead of home cooked meals. 

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What is street food culture?

Street food culture is the informal selling of food cooked, processed, or otherwise prepared on the streets, as distinguished from restaurants and canteens.

The Pros of Street Foods

Street food vendors in India earn significant income. That is why they are increasing in number and increasingly taking over cities. Street food vendors have a wide variety of food, convenient hours, and low prices. There is no regulation on the quality of street food. And because there is a lack of enforcement of regulations, many people are getting sick from eating street food that may contain unhygienic ingredients or be contaminated with germs or bacteria.

The Cons of Street Foods

Many people have tried to find a solution to the problem of street foods in India. They have made laws and tried to make the food safer by producing healthy alternatives. However, this is not always an effective way of solving the problem. In order to stop junk foods from affecting people’s health, there needs to be a change in mindset about street food culture and how it affects people’s lives. Only then will street foods become more manageable for everyone involved.

Street food in India’s urban areas

India’s urban areas are facing a growing number of problems. The most prevalent issue is safety. There are people trying to make quick money by selling food on the streets which can be dangerous since there isn’t any regulation or hygiene standards. It’s important that junk foods be regulated so they don’t pose any risks to the people who eat them.


Street foods in India have been a social problem for decades. The lack of proper cooking facilities and utensils, food safety issues, and health problems due to unclean conditions are just some of the major concerns.

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