Consumption of Street Foods - Pre Corona DaysJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.9, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2020-05-05
Authors : Anjali Devi C;
Page : 1493-1496
Keywords : street foods; breakfast foods; chaat; curry point; vendors;
Street foods of different categories breakfast foods, chaat items and items at curry point have become very popular and increasing in cities over the years. Consumption pattern of street foods was collected from 220regular visitors using a structured questionnaire, Three street vendors, one from each category were interviewed regarding the knowledge of safety measures and the extent of usage. The respondent group consisted of Hindus 76.5 percent and 23.5 percent Muslims.85.7 percent are nuclear families and 85.7 percent are non vegetarians. Respondents age ranged between 20 years to 80 years. Family size ranged between 2 members to 10 members. Consumption of breakfast foods likeidly, idly and vada and dosa daily was reported by 5.2, 5.7 and 7.8 percent respectively. Among the chaat items, chole and panipuri are most preferred by 50.1 and 39.5 percent respectively. Samosa and mirchibajji are the two snack items consumed by 50 percent respondents. At the curry point counter any one of several items displayed, is picked daily by 50 percent of respondents. In general, eating at the street food stalls has become common and is increasing,. It is found that age or income is not a barrier.
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