If you are someone who enjoys train travel, then you know that one of the best things about long train journeys is food. While taking a flight is much more convenient and time-saving, slow journeys by train give tourists an opportunity to soak in the culture, landscape and cuisine of every region. In a country as diverse as India, there is no dearth of variety when it comes to food. Every region has its special dishes and for food lovers, one of the best ways to enjoy a city’s local cuisine is through train journeys. But hygiene is a major concern that is shared by most travellers. While everyone wants to enjoy the taste of local delicacies, no one wants to run the risk of eating old or spoiled food. Keeping all these things in mind, IRCTC launched its ‘Food on Track’. An initiative by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC), this eCatering facility is available at all the major stations in India.
Healthy, yummy and hygienic food is just a call away with IRCTC’s ‘Food on Track’. Whether you want or want to indulge in non-vegetarian dishes, you can find a meal as per your preference on this app. All you have to do is go to their official website https://www.ecatering.irctc.co.in/ or download the ‘Food On Track’ app via App Store or Play Store. You can also call on 1323. Enter your 10-digit PNR number and choose from an extensive rail meal menu. With over 500+ restaurant partners, this menu can lip-smacking dishes from different cuisines such as Italian, Mughlai, South Indian, Chinese, etc.
Choose your favourites from the rail meal menu and wait for a wholesome meal to be served right at your seat. Some of the best-selling items on the railway food menu include masala dosa, chole bhature, chicken biryani, French fries, fried rice and Manchurian, vegetable wrap, paneer tikka sub, choco lava cake and pav bhaji. If you want a value meal, then choose something from their food combo options as they are both filling and budget-friendly. In fact, keeping some passengers’ particular needs in mind, there is also provision for pure vegetarian food on the train. And this service is readily available at all the major railway stations across India. If you are passing through Gujarat and want to order vegetarian food at Surat’s railway station, then you can simply visit the ‘Food on Track’ app or website, enter your PNR, choose a satisfying option from the list of restaurants and relish a hearty meal with your travel companions.
Similarly, if you are travelling through Maharashtra, you can get non-veg or veg food delivery at Thane railway station, Mumbai railway station or any other station on your route. So, what are you waiting for? Just start ordering from IRCTC’s ‘Food on Track’ and let the food fiesta begin!