What is your favorite street food?

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  1. vespawoolf profile image95
    vespawoolfposted 5 years ago

    What is your favorite street food?

    Where can it be found? (image by WorldAccent)

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  2. Blond Logic profile image97
    Blond Logicposted 5 years ago

    That would have to be churros. I found some in Portugal, I think it was in Porto.

    1. vespawoolf profile image95
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Churros! They're also a street food in Peru. They're like log-shaped donuts filled with manjar or caramel. I bet they're delicious in Portugal!

    2. AppliedVisual profile image60
      AppliedVisualposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You can find them in Venice, CA too.

  3. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years ago

    The taste I can't forget are the 'marquesitas' you find in Merida, Mexico.  They're thin crepe-like pastries that turn crisp and crunchy when they are rolled into a tube shape and cooled just a bit.  They're filled with yummy things like shredded cheese or Nutella, among other things.  They are delicious, and addictive.  The parks are filled with stands (carts) where you can buy them freshly made, and you can also get them on the streets or in one of the many plazas around the city.

    1. vespawoolf profile image95
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've never heard of marquesitas, but you can be sure I'll try one when I have a chance. I find any crisp pastry irresistible. :   )

  4. gags3480 profile image72
    gags3480posted 5 years ago

    I would say it's Indian Panipuri. By far the cheapest & most delicious Indian Street food.

    1. vespawoolf profile image95
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      When I make it to India I'll definitely have to taste it! We love Indian cuisine.

  5. Amber Vyn profile image61
    Amber Vynposted 5 years ago

    My favorite street foods are savory empanadas (with beef, carrots, etc.) and paletas (coconut!).

    1. vespawoolf profile image95
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oooh, empanadas and paletas are popular in Peru, too. Yum!

  6. liesl5858 profile image88
    liesl5858posted 5 years ago

    Hi! vespawoolf, my favourite street food is banana cue, roasted peanuts and cooked sweetcorn cobs with butter (yummy) if I am in the Philippines. Here in England it would be fish and chips. I just love my food.

    1. vespawoolf profile image95
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, that's a nice variety of tasty foods! I've never tried the Philippino specialties, but we sampled fish & chips in England. Very delicious.

    2. SidKemp profile image91
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Liesl - what is banana cue?

  7. SidKemp profile image91
    SidKempposted 5 years ago

    For me, I'll have to go with praline pecans for the sweet tooth. But it's a hard choice! And there's nothing like a Philadelphia pretzel with mustard!

    1. vespawoolf profile image95
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Praline pecans are hard to beat. I'm glad you mentioned a street food from Philadelphia. :  )

    2. Ericdierker profile image52
      Ericdierkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yum!

  8. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image98
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years ago

    I'll try almost anything, but my favorite is a bratwurst brotchen (hard roll) from street vendors in Germany with lots of mustard.  Nothing better!

    1. vespawoolf profile image95
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My goodness, that sounds wonderful. Germany is on our bucket list so you never know, maybe someday I'll get to try it!

  9. nArchuleta profile image91
    nArchuletaposted 5 years ago

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    Anything from the street vendors in Marrakech. In the evening the Medina fills with tourists and locals. There's a whole section of the plaza with a dozen vendors cooking fresh, delicious food such as kebap, fish, and tajine. Rimming the food sellers are people like this young man selling fresh-squeezed orange juice. All of it is fresh and so flavorful in a way the food trucks here in the States could never achieve.

    1. vespawoolf profile image95
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Marrakech sounds like a food lover's paradise! I also enjoy fresh-squeezed orange sold on the streets here in Peru. The vendor pours it into a bag, pops in a straw and voila! Orange juice to go.

    2. Seafarer Mama profile image92
      Seafarer Mamaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yum! This sounds refreshing!

  10. Kalmiya profile image79
    Kalmiyaposted 5 years ago

    There are many street foods I like but I would have to say a good tamale. The best I've found in Mexico so far have been in the Cancun area. The tamale sellers usually come out in the evenings with their steaming pots on the street. Inside you find little packets of corn meal mixed with meats and spices, sometimes mole the 20+ ingredient Mexican traditional sauce that includes chocolate!, and sometimes even tomato sauce, all rolled up in corn husks and steamed/boiled in the pot. They are really inexpensive, very tasty and very filling!

    1. vespawoolf profile image95
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Tamales are made here in Peru, but I prefer Mexican tamales. I've never had one with mole, but I'm sure it would be an instant favorite. Thanks for your interesting and mouth-watering answer!

  11. DrMark1961 profile image97
    DrMark1961posted 5 years ago

    There are a lot of interesting answers here, but I have been most of these places and have to tell you that the best street food is acarajé, an African fritter made with black eyed pea batter. The fritters are boiled in dendê oil, then filled with shrimp, a sauce made of okra, and topped with chopped green tomatoes (very fine, about 5mm).
    My mouth is watering!!!

    1. vespawoolf profile image95
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't have much experience with African cuisine, but you're making my mouth water, too! I'll have to see if I can find a recipe online. Thank you!

  12. ChitrangadaSharan profile image58
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years ago

    The Panipuri and Papdi Chaat, are my favorite street food, especially of Delhi. They are mouth watering, refreshing and good for digestion too.

    1. vespawoolf profile image95
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I love the crunchy texture and tangy flavor of Papdi Chaat. I've never tried Panipuri, but I'm sure it's also delicious. I'll look into making it at home. Thanks for your comment!

  13. Ericdierker profile image52
    Ericdierkerposted 5 years ago

    You have to be old like me to get the essence. There was an really cool actor named Andy Griffith. He played a role -- Matlock, a wily old ethical trial attorney. And he would eat outside on the street of the Courthouse and savor. Hot dogs.

    Exotic is awesome and I sometimes crave an ojos y cabezas from Mx. or a tripe Pho' from VN or schtrudel or baklava. But Hot dogs are the one food that are best on the street.

    1. vespawoolf profile image95
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's right, Andy Griffith did eat hotdogs outside of the Courthouse! Sometimes it's nice to go back to basics. Thanks for your comment, Ericdierker.

  14. Seafarer Mama profile image92
    Seafarer Mamaposted 5 years ago

    Love to eat warm, soft pretzels from city street vendors...in NY, and even Boston.

    Also enjoy the burrito "bar" at Downtown Crossing in Boston when I am working downtown. :0)

    1. vespawoolf profile image95
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yum--warm, soft pretzels and burritos. I could eat them right now!

  15. profile image0
    richard alburoposted 5 years ago

    My favorite street foods are kwek kwek and one day old .Kwek  kwek are hard boiled duck egg  covered with thick batter mixture then deep fried .Best with white vinegar ,chopped garlic ,chopped onion and little bit salt and pepper . One day old are also duck egg but already formed chicks ,but little bit undevelope . You take out of shell , steame and then deep  fry .

    1. vespawoolf profile image95
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's interesting to read about foods from other cultures. I've heard about the undeveloped duck eggs but have never tasted them. The chopped garlic, onion and vinegar says delicious!

  16. Beata Stasak profile image82
    Beata Stasakposted 5 years ago

    Roasted chestnuts and boiled corn on the early evening Autumn's Vienna streets, the classical music fills the air, the street lights dimly reflects on passers by holding the hot paper bags like treasures from the Gods. The red and yellow leaves are gently falling of the one hundred old chestnut trees around you while you close your eyes tasting one hot one on your tounge and you feel just right:)

    1. vespawoolf profile image95
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your evocative description of enjoying hot chestnuts on a cool Vienna evening!

    2. Seafarer Mama profile image92
      Seafarer Mamaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I love this description, too!

  17. JimTxMiller profile image76
    JimTxMillerposted 5 years ago

    We don't have street food where I live unless you count road kill.

    1. SidKemp profile image91
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yum! Roadkill!

    2. Ericdierker profile image52
      Ericdierkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I wrote a hub on a roadkill recipe, but they made me change it to small critter recipe. I do insist that the stable's flat nose shovel be hosed or at least dipped before spatulating the thing.

    3. vespawoolf profile image95
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yuck!

  18. IslandBites profile image89
    IslandBitesposted 5 years ago

    I like many of the previously mentioned, but my favorite is alcapurria. It's the favorite street food here in Puerto Rico.

    1. SidKemp profile image91
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What is alcapurria like? (A beautiful word, by the way)

    2. IslandBites profile image89
      IslandBitesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It is grated green banana and yautia (a root vegetable common in the Caribbean) fritter stuffed with seasoned ground beef. In some beach kiosks you can also  find alcapurrias de jueyes (stuffed with crab).

    3. SidKemp profile image91
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks! Yum!

    4. vespawoolf profile image95
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Fried fritters are always yummy and the island version sounds even better.

  19. AppliedVisual profile image60
    AppliedVisualposted 5 years ago

    Po-boys, I'm a New Orleans native. But traveling thru Cali I come to love Churros.

    1. vespawoolf profile image95
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's nice you enjoy the local specialties.

  20. webrevolve profile image69
    webrevolveposted 5 years ago

    Fish 'n' chips from Blackpool smile - apparently one of the healthiest fast foods to buy from fast food shops. Chinese fast food is one of the worst for food poisoning in the UK - all down to the rice apparently!

    1. vespawoolf profile image95
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting! I'll stick to the fish 'n' chips next time we travel!

  21. Kevin Peter profile image69
    Kevin Peterposted 5 years ago

    It is kabab. This comes in a cylindrical shape around a stick. It is had with some kind of liquid that tastes sour.

    1. vespawoolf profile image95
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I love kabab!

  22. profile image50
    pacitaposted 5 years ago

    vegetable lumpia,fried chicken,noodles,fried fish.

    1. SidKemp profile image91
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Pacita - what's lumpia?

    2. vespawoolf profile image95
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've never had vegetable lumpia but it all sounds yummy.

  23. Chris Achilleos profile image77
    Chris Achilleosposted 5 years ago

    Hmm, I would say Hot Dogs with mustard, ketchup and carmelized onions, jacket potatoes, mini donuts and pretzels. Yum! You got me hungry with this question smile

    1. vespawoolf profile image95
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Chris Achilleos, I'm off to get a hot dog with carmelized onions now! Mini donuts aren't a bad idea, either. :   )

    2. SidKemp profile image91
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If you're going to put ketchup on a hot dog, watch out for Dirty Harry! See "Ketchup on Hot Dogs" by SpartucusJones for details of this warning.

  24. Cardia profile image95
    Cardiaposted 5 years ago

    Tapiocas in Brazil!
    It's just like a tortilla (made with cassava flour) that is fried, and then they put whatever filling you want in it. It can be either sweet or savoury, and things like ham, cheese, chicken, coconut or Nutella can be added. They then close it like an omelette, so it's like a half-circle. My favourite combo is shrimp and cheese - sounds strange, but amazing.

    I've recently moved to northeastern Brazil, and I've quickly become addicted to them. Vendors can be found everywhere, and they're pretty inexpensive, and the vendors always stuff them with the filling. I would definitely recommend them smile

    1. vespawoolf profile image95
      vespawoolfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm hungry, so this isn't a good time to read such a mouth-watering description of tapiocas. :   ) We may travel to Brazil soon, so we'll add it to our list of foods to try! Thanks!

  25. breathing profile image56
    breathingposted 2 years ago

    1.    People’s choice of favourite street foods differs depending on the difference of personal taste, culture and even country. Personally I prefer chicken sticks and kabab. But here I will discuss a few street foods that are famous in different parts of the world. This will help you to think about street foods in a new dimension:

        Vada Pav of India is a very popular street food. Most of the people visiting India have highly complemented this food.
        Eating rice and chicken on the street, isn’t it a great feeling? Singapore chicken rice will give you this ecstatic feeling.
        Mexican quesadillas are a treat to eat. In fact according to many it is the best street food all around the world.
        Signara of Bangladesh is a good street food. Also it is very cheap. You can get even 20+ pieces in just $1!
        Egypt is mainly famous for Pyramids.  But the sugar cane juice of Egypt is a great street food.
    These are only a few. There are many other good and quality street foods. You can choose anyone according to your taste. After all tasting different foods in different cultures is itself a great experience!

  26. profile image0
    Diana Abrahamsonposted 14 months ago

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    Fish bought at a harbour accompanied with fries. Love fresh fish caught that day! Served with a salad is also an option.

 
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