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It’s [holiday] time, and many of your family members are coming to visit.
You know they love Indian food, but they’ll be gone for a few weeks! What do you give them as a gift? Whether someone is visiting from out of town or just in town for the weekend, here are some of our favorite gifts that will make their day:
-A book about Indian cuisine (like “Indian Cooking” by Anjali Pathak)
-An Indian cookbook with recipes from all over India (like “Curries & Kebabs” by Hari Ghotra)
-One month’s worth of spice subscription boxes (we recommend Spice Kit!)
-Biryani rice with spices
-A spice kit with a variety of Indian spices (we recommend Spice Kit!)
-Tikka Masala sauce or curry paste
-Masalas, chutneys and salsas to give as gifts in jars you can find at most grocery stores. We love the Saag Paneer Chutney by Tuleap Inc. I’m not sure if it’s available near them, but they would love anything from my home! It’s full of flavor and easy on your tummy! The mango salsa is similar to one we make back home that goes great with roti: tomato ripe fruit fresh onion cilantro lime juice salt pepper cardamom cloves cinnamon ginger garlic cloves lemon zest sugar oil yogurt
-A jar of ghee (similar to clarified butter)
-Indian tea you can find at most grocery stores like Tulsi Spice Tea, or a subscription box that includes different flavors. Ours include: Indian Chai, Masala “Cha” Cha & North India’s Signature Black Tea with Cardamom and Cloves. The whole family will love it!
-An Indian cookbook for the tourist who loves cooking as much as they miss home! We recommend Tasty Bites by Yumna Jawad because she shares her recipes from her journey to self discovery through food in over 150 simple but mouthwatering dishes.
-A subscription to an Indian cooking magazine like Spice & Jasmine, Gourmet India or the newest addition Zesty South Asian Cooking.
-An apron with their favorite holiday on it! We have Christmas aprons for all you last minute shoppers that can’t find anything else and want it shipped ASAP. These are available in red green brown blue pink purple black– [Link]
-Indian spices and powders: turmeric cardamom coriander cumin garam masala curry powder pungent mustard seeds dried fenugreek leaves asafetida bay leaf kalonji nigella sesame oil nutmeg rose petals saffron cloves cinnamon ginger garlic cloves
I hope this helps you find the perfect gift for your friends and family!
Blog Post Summary: Gifts Ideas For Indian Food Near Me Tourists Who Can’t Make It Back Home.
The holidays are here, but you’re still trying to figure out what gifts to give? Check out these quick ideas that will be sure to make any [holiday] tourist happy with their time in India! You can buy all of them on Amazon Prime so they’ll arrive just in time–no need for a last minute shopping trip this year. I hope this helps you find the perfect gift for your friends and family! Maggie has always dreamed about traveling abroad one day too. 🙂
As we approach our final weeks before Christmas, there’s no doubt that many of your loved ones are on their way back to the States. Whether they’re looking for some new clothes, a different kind of cuisine or even just some snazzy souvenirs, there’s definitely something out there for everyone in America who might be returning from an international adventure this year.
My favorite top picks? A little bit of Indian food near me–my favorites include samosas and Tikka Masala dishes! You can find these at all kinds of places around India including my absolute favorite: Curry Up Now (don’t worry if you don’t live in one of their locations!). For those coming home from another country, try ordering them online using Amazon Prime with no shipping fee and enjoying it as soon as you land back home!
The best part about these Indian food gifts? They’re delicious and healthy to boot, with lots of protein that will help you keep going on your journey. I hope my recommendations are helpful for all the travelers in America this year–whether they’re coming or going, it’s always a good time to enjoy some new flavors without having to leave the country!
– Nora Walker (Creative Team) Blog Content Intern at Curry Up Now
In honor of Thanksgiving weekend here in India, we’ve put together a list of our top picks for last minute
†You might be a tourist and stuck in [City] because your flight is cancelled or you just can’t make it home this year. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some great last minute gifts that will remind them of their time exploring our city..and hopefully they’ll have enough room to pack some more souvenirs back into their suitcase on the way home if they’re staying until December 24th!
Indian cuisine has exploded onto American menus across the country over recent years, but many places still don’t offer a full menu of vegetarian options (especially restaurants outside major cities). This makes ordering less complicated for the non-vegetarian tourist who might not be familiar with the cuisine.
The food at Spice Village is a great option for those looking to try new spices and dishes they may have never tasted before. The menu offers an extensive selection of vegetarian options, as well as traditional meat dishes such as lamb or chicken biryani.
Saffron’s curries are also worth trying if you’re up for something spicy! You’ll find the restaurant just south of our office on Geary Blvd in San Francisco (and there are other locations around town). Just make your way over to their website [website] for more information about their offerings and special events like tomorrow night’s curry dinner (it was sold out last we checked!).
This post is sponsored by Spice Village.
The food at Spice Village is a great option for those looking to try new spices and dishes they may have never tasted before. The menu offers an extensive selection of vegetarian options, as well as traditional meat dishes such as lamb or chicken biryani. Saffron’s curries are also worth trying if you’re up for something spicy! You’ll find the restaurant just south of our office on Geary Blvd in San Francisco (and there are other locations around town). Just make your way over to their website [website] for more information about their offerings and special events like tomorrow night’s curry dinner (it was sold out last we checked!).