If you are anything like us, then a holiday abroad means experiencing different cuisines – and what better place to do that, then to have the local street food available. Here are our top five street food cities in the world – so that you can start planning your next vacation! 😉
- PHO, Vietnam:
Pho is one of the staple foods in Vietnam and is made up of rice noodles, vegetables, meat and herbs in a delicious broth.
As CNN puts it, ‘It’s almost impossible to walk a block in Vietnam’s major cities without bumping into a crowd of hungry patrons slurping noodles at a makeshift pho stand. This simple staple, consisting of a salty broth, fresh rice noodles, a sprinkling of herbs and chicken or beef, features predominately in the local diet — and understandably so. It’s cheap, tasty and widely available at all hours’.
2. CHURROS, Spain:
Çhurros are choux pastry that has been fried golden brown and then coated in sugar. In most Spanish cities, you can find them at snack kiosks, cafés and churrerías and they usually come with a cup of thick hot chocolate for dipping. Traditionally, churros were the early-morning snack of working-class men as they headed off to the job at the crack of dawn but now you will find these stalls crowded with tourists and locals alike, at any and every time of the day!
3. DONER KEBAB / SHAWARMA, Turkey:
Now we are all familiar with the Doner Kebab and the shawarma, but no one really does it like the Turkish street vendors do. The authentic flavours, with the fresh meat are any holidaymaker’s delight. And while there, try out the Lamachun bread too!
4. GELATO, Italy:
The birthplace of gelato is still the best place in the world to have it. Walking the streets of Rome and Florence, you will find gelaterias scattered everywhere. Our top pick for the best gelato in the world? Try San Crispino in Rome, near the Trevi Fountain.
5. CHAAT, Pakistan / India:
Ahh, Need we say more? Head to the main cities in Pakistan and India for some of the best chaat money can buy (although you will be surprised as to how light it is on the pocket ;)). Be ready to be surprised by all the different kinds of chaat you will find to, from vegetarian, to non-veg, from chickpeas to potatoes, to samosas to popped rice – the variety is astounding.
What is your favourite holiday street food? Tell us in the comments section below!