The joy of enjoying street food is incomparable. This is because they are not mass-produced as compared to what is found in chain hotels. The reason why most people avoid eating street food is that they think they might get sick from eating food that is served outside. Some of the guides that can help you safely eat street food are:
Ask About Ingredients
This is especially important if you are trying out something for the first time. Ask the person who is selling to give you a list of all the ingredients so that you can know if you are allergic to any of them. Always do small portions if you are eating food that you have not tried before. After you have established that your body is not reacting to it, you can increase portions.
Ensure All Bottles are Sealed
If you are buying liquids such as water and juices, you should insist that they serve you with the bottles still sealed. This way, you are sure that what you have bought is not contaminated and has not been used by someone else before.
Check For General Hygiene
Simple things such as the cleanliness of the clothes that the seller is wearing, or their oral hygiene should tell you a lot about what to expect with the food. Try your best to buy from a vendor who has made effort to appear clean and to clean the products they are using to sell.
Avoid Dairy Products
Dairy goes bad within a short time. This means that if you buy street food containing dairy, it might go bad before you consume it. This is likely to make you sick especially if you have a sensitive stomach. Other products that you should avoid are prepacked salads because the longer they stay, the more the chances of bacteria settling on them increase.