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10 Best Street Food Spots in the World

EYes, on the street does not always mean eating on the go. Some countries have turned street food into a real culinary art, as evidenced by destinations such as Bangkok and Singapore, where some stalls and stalls have received high marks in various popular ratings. For you, a brief overview of a thousand and one street scents around the world.


Sidewalks Bangkok, the street food capital of the world, is a true open-air restaurant. Skewers with satay sauce, shrimp pancakes fried with salt and chili pepper, tom kha kai soup, pad thai and all kinds of curries. You can eat anything at any time, including rare dishes like abalone or shark fin soup.

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Food on the streets of Bangkok


The city-state is famous for its street vendors. The streets of Singapore offer everything from Asian cuisine, from Chinese-Malaysian laksa to Chinese bak chor mee (stir-fried minced pork with noodles) to Indian biryani, not forgetting char kuey teow - rice noodles stir-fried in soy sauce and garnished with bean sprouts. and minced sausage.

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Food Street in Chinatown in Singapore

Hong Kong

From sweet to spicy, street food in Hong Kong is everything you'd expect. Egg waffles are one of the great classics. Dai pai dong (open-air street stalls) sell French toast with peanut butter and sweet milk tea to eat for breakfast. Be sure to try the amazing little pineapple buns covered in butter. If you want something more savory: fried pork intestines, grilled octopus tentacles. So many delicacies for a real taste change.

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Street food, market in Hong Kong


During festival "Day of the Dead" Oaxaca is becoming an exceptional street food destination. Street chefs offer flour dishes such as memels, quesadillas and empañadas, as well as chapulines (grilled grasshoppers). Don't miss the chocolate atole, a pre-Hispanic drink made from cocoa powder mixed with corn flour, water and sugar.

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Food on the streets in Mexico


Could Palermo become the European street food capital? From morning to late evening you can enjoy small plates of octopus salad, swordfish dumplings with coriander, plates of colorful cactus fruits, as well as fried squid, cuttlefish, squid and sfincione, pizza with tomatoes, pecorino cheese, and salted fish with onions, herbs and chickpeas.

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Woman eating on the street in Palermo


The British capital has a thriving street food scene. There are two options to explore. Borough Market offers English specialties such as pork pie, as well as good sandwiches and organic fruit juices. Another option: the numerous food trucks dotted around London, offering cuisine from around the world: Sri Lankan pancakes, Greek pita bread or Italian piadina.

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Sandwiches at the city market — ©coldsnowstorm/iStock


The sprawling Chinese capital offers a dizzying array of choices, with tens of thousands of street food stalls. You can enjoy insect kebabs, butterfly cocoons, as well as caramelized fruit skewers, stir-fried noodles and other delicious ravioli and steamed buns (bao), which can be filled with either sweet (egg cream) or savory (lemongrass pork) pork. and mushrooms...) fillings.

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Beijing Streetfood — ©coldsnowstorm/iStock


Behind the huge Shinjuku intersection, sheltered from the buildings and the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, the low-key Omoide Yokocho district consists of a few narrow streets with a large number of small street food stalls. There are specialties such as unagi, freshwater eel served with rice, soups with tempura pancakes and yakitori (all kinds of grilled skewers) and even angler fish. A timeless place not to be missed.

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Takoyaki dumplings on the street of Tokyo


From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is a great place for street food. Pho bo soup, spring rolls, bo bun (soup) and banh xeo, rice pancakes filled with pork, shrimp, mung beans and bean sprouts... not forgetting the famous banh mi, sandwiches that combine French influence (baguette) and local flavors, coriander , pickled cucumber, grilled pork. Either way, Vietnamese street food is always flavorful and very healthy.

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Street food in Vietnam — ©coldsnowstorm/iStock


Taiwan, formerly known as Formosa, is one of the most important street food destinations in the world. At Shilin Market in Taipei, we see how noodles are prepared before they are eaten on the street, such as the strange stinky tofu. In Tainan, in the south, the Zheng Xing district brings together small stalls offering delicious and unique dishes such as oyster soup and omelet, pork and shrimp wrapped in sweet potato fritters and tapioca.

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Beef noodle soup in Taiwan

In fact, there are many reasons to take on a new journey. But have you ever thought that street food might inspire your next travel destination? If you read this list, you will definitely want such a trip!

Video: the most expensive and cheapest street food in Bangkok

Никита Береговой

Author on the TRAVEL GUIDE website Considers himself an amateur traveler. Engineer by education, IT specialist. She loves computer graphics, travel and interior design. My favorite holiday destination is Thailand, but I wouldn’t mind visiting old Europe. Traveled to 18 countries on 3 continents. In his free time from work and travel, he devotes himself to his house, which he built from scratch almost single-handedly. Promises to delight everyone with useful and interesting information...

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