Houston Tiffin Service
Houston Tiffin Service – Delivered
Tired of to-go containers that leak, bored with the standard lunch box or brown bag lunch? Try a tiffin!
What is a Tiffin?
The word tiffin means “a lunch or light meal.” It’s roots can be traced back to 19th century India, which at the time was under British rule. The Indian custom of eating a light midday meal became popular among the British, who traditionally had eaten an afternoon dinner instead. The word Tiffin, thought to be an Indian word is derived from the obsolete English slang word “tiffing,” which means taking a little drink or sip. Hence the name “Tiffin”.
The word “Tiffing” soon re-emerged as “Tiffin” which is today used to commonly describe the stack-able, metal lunch boxes that carry the midday meals. Indians working for British companies didn’t care for the food served at work, so the Indian wives would pack meals for their husbands in tiffins, which would be transported by delivery men to the workplace.
Not just a relic of 19th century British India, tiffins are gaining popularity in the US. The New York Times featured a story about a San Francisco-based tiffin delivery service for home-cooked Indian food, and similar businesses are popping up in major metro areas.
Benefits of a Tiffin
No matter where you have lunch–the reusable tiffin can tag along and help you break your brown bag habit. Tiffins are typically made from stainless steel containers that stack and clamp together, all you need are some reusable utensils and you can do lunch the eco-friendly way. Save a few trees, reduce garbage and landfill polution with non biodegradable containers and materials.
Tiffins also are practical lunch boxes because they keep food separated, coming in two- and three-tier styles. At Korma Sutra we offer a three-tier and four-tier styles. Unlike the traditions stainless steel tiffins, which are notorious for spillage. Korma Sutra offers air tight stainless steel containers guaranteed to not spill or leak.
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