travel inspirationReady, Set, Eat: Prepping Your Taste Buds for India

Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, India

To prepare for a journey to India, we suggest finding some spots closer to home to rev up your tastebuds for a trip around this fabled country. 

North America hosts the third largest population of Indians living outside their home country, more than in Canada and the UK combined. Good news if you live in or near New YorkAtlantaRaleigh-Durham, N.C.BaltimoreWashington D.C., BostonChicagoDallasHoustonLos AngelesPhiladelphiaSan Francisco or anywhere in New Jersey. More Indian-Americans live in those cities than anywhere else in the country, bringing with them their culinary prowess. In fact, you should plan to visit the following restaurants the next chance you get: 

Vij's, Vancouver
Vij's, Vancouver
Junoon, New York
Junoon, New York
Rasika, Washington, D.C.
Rasika, Washington, D.C.