Jon Lewin

TIFFIN TIME

Jon Lewin
TIFFIN TIME

Tiffin is an adapted English Indian word referring to a type of meal but it also refers to the containers that now transport lunches to thousands of hungry workers across the country.

Whether you wife makes it up for you and the Tiffin Wallah's deliver it to you or you order it in, they're a great way to transport and serve food. This is especially important in India as they tend to eat lots of different dishes at one meal and it ensures the dishes stay separate and flavourful until they are eaten. 

The guys at The Thali Cafe have started a tiffin revolution here in the Uk and now a large part of Bristol uses a tiffin when ordering their Friday Night Indian.

On a recent research trip with The Thali crew we went to the steel quarter in Mumbai to see the workshops where the tiffins get made as well as joining the some of the city's Tiffin Wallah's on their daily delivery missions. Here's a few shots from our adventures.