1. Find restaurants in your area.
2. Check rate card.
3. Try different food joints till you find couple of them those interests your taste buds and tummy both.
4. When you visit a food joint or restaurant observe if they maintain hygiene. Of course you can't see their kitchen if its a restaurant but observe service, sitting area, attitude etc.
Once I visited a food joint and felt like I am sitting over garbage despite its mentioned as one of the good meal supplier in a top food delivery app.
5. If you take food parcel, pick yourself or order directly to restaurant. Keep online food delivery app as your last choice. Often restaurant pack less quantity for higher price when you order online.
6. Do not buy on credit, they will serve you third grade meal. Sometime restaurant manager trick you and give meal willingly on credit, show extra care for you saying you are regular customer. Don't get tricked. When you have a currency of 500 and bill is 100 bucks only, if you are regular normally cashier trick you saying pay later. This is trick to bring you back.
Every business need repeat customer but what I truly hate is when consumer is tricked or cheated.
7. A food deliver app should be your last choice. I observed prices of many restaurants and there is a huge gap in pricing when you visit and buy versus order food online.
8. Do not get tricked in the name of offers and discounts. Those offers are given out to make a habit of order online in you. That's a dirty trick. Nothing comes for half the price so can come your food?
9. Food parcel comes in plastic bags. I hope those contain enough germs. The dirtiest invention of century is plastic packaging.
10. Third grade raw material is used in preparing meal at food joints and restaurants and even top restaurants.
I have no personal enmity with people in food business but this happens largely across India. Health is the biggest luxury you have at disposal. Food makes life, what you eat that you become.Hygiene is first thing when feeding your stomach. Chose your meal wisely.
Ask any food delivery guy in how many day he sanitize his parcel career bag?
Idiots like me buy food from outside then write here. Good people cook their meal. Home cooking is not cheap but at home hygiene comes for little efforts and time.
Busy schedules, day long lectures, classrooms leave almost no time for activity like cooking but watch before you eat. If you stay in a hostel and joined mess ask for good hygienic meal. Do not accept junk or just anything. Hostel mess and canteen are notorious for serving waste meal. In case of problems DO NOT FIGHT give written complaint to those responsible for hostel administration.