Golden Temple

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Golden Temple Rd, Amritsar, India

The temple offers free vegetarian meals daily. To find the serving area, head to the south section of the temple complex and follow the crowd to where volunteers are handing out silverware & plates. Wasting food is not allowed, so decline any items you don't wish to eat. The rice porridge is made with coconut milk; the chapatti is typically coated with butter. Open Mon-Sun 4:00am-10:00pm.

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First Review by vegan_ryan

One of the human wonders of the world - Edit

I don't use the term "must-see" often, but here the shoe fits. It's immensely heartwarming to be with an ocean of humans and feel at home, cradled in kindness. The volunteers here serve many thousands of people every day and smile through it all.

No meat or eggs are served, but some items contain dairy, so vegans need to be on their toes to decline politely anything with dairy (as wastage is prohibited and one really should respect that here).

Enjoy!

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Really awesome - Edit

Free kitchen run mostly by volunteers that feeds 70,000-100,000 people per day with free vegetarian meals.

Get your cup/spoon/plate from the entry area and follow others to take a seat on the floor in rows. Sit down, put your plate in front of you, and people will come by to put various items on your plate. DO NOT take any foods you don't plan to eat completely. Wasting food here is highly offensive. The bread is not vegan, from my understanding.

The vegetables, lentils & rice should be vegan.

After you finish, follow people out the door to drop off your utensils to volunteers who are washing dishes.

Follow others for cues on where to go/what to do. Ask questions, if needed. It's very welcoming to outsiders, and they know it's probably you're first time eating there.

Pros: Free vegetarian meals, Super friendly

Cons: Bread isn't vegan

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