Have you been staying away from your hometown for long? Then let me ask you a question – what do you miss the most, apart from your family? My answer to that question is local food. The toughest part of settling miles away from your hometown is not having access to the local iconic foods that you have grown up on. I have been staying away from Kolkata for 9 years now and I still can’t digest the fact that I can’t go out in the street and find a ‘phuchkawala’ (panipuri seller) at the corner of the street!
No sweet shop, no snack shop which sells local snacks – it makes you think what if I could get some snack from the local shop back in my hometown? Yeah what if? But I guess times are changing and in this age of online shopping everything is possible.
I recently came across this site called Place Of Origin which delivers speciality Indian foods at your doorstep. Some browsing on it revealed I can order stuffs from the popular stores back in my hometown Kolkata sitting here in Bangalore! How cool is that? So I can order sweets from Balaram Mullick – one of the best sweet shops in Kolkata. I can even get authentic Bengali spices and even Dulaler Taalmichri! This taalmichri or date palm candy is very famous in Bengal.
This Craftsvilla entity is India`s largest curated marketplace for speciality Indian foods with 200+ iconic regional sellers and several unique food products. One can get speciality foods of various regions on this site. While browsing I also came across the healthy snacks corner in the site and was curious to know what kind of healthy snack is available. Most Indian snacks are deep fried and thus unhealthy so I am always curious when someone mentions healthy snacking.
I was quite surprised to get some really exotic snacks which are baked and roasted and not fried. Things like Baked Onion Khakra, Low fat Diet Chivda, Hot Wasabi Peanuts, Honey Foxtail cookies excite me quite a lot. These are unusual snacks – you know you are getting something non-fried and healthy and they sound cool to me.
I got really excited with these exotic stuffs. See what’s lying in my cart now. I am contemplating between the apple sticks and pumpkin spice latte granola bars, though!
What am I thinking, did you ask?
a. I am very pleased to know you can now get exotic healthy snack home delivered
b. Am super excited to know that I can get food items from my region.
Next time you are missing some special food from your region or hometown you know where to get it from. You can give your mom a break for a change – no need to make in advance or courier special items for you. What say?