If you thought that you get the best meals in 5 star rated hotels or restaurant, well I am sorry to say, that you are wrong! Sometimes you get the world’s finest and most delicious food right on the street, in small and open stalls. In fact, you get the real taste of a country’s cuisine in on the small food stalls on the street that are run by the locals. Here, we have the names of 5 most famous cities in the world that are known for their huge variety of street food that are not only delicious in taste but also very interesting for their cooking traditions. So, from a few personal experiences and some information I learned from experienced travelers, I put together a list of 5 main street food hubs in the world.
Singapore leads the list of the world’s most popular street food cities not just for its variety of meals but also pretty reasonable costs. The hawkers are known for their variety of dishes such as Hainanese chicken rice to wontons and oyster omelets, you will get them all in Singapore’s street food places. Moreover, you will be amazed to see their huge variety of dishes and ingredients that are creatively cooked and plated right infront of your eyes.
The streets of Bangkok or rather you may say Thailand are designed to host the world second most famous street food stalls. Yes, you will definitely enjoy the most delicious pad Thai in the world, but apart from it, you will also get mouth-watering variety of salads with some of the most fresh vegetables, meat, seafood, shrimp, stir fried noodles and more. Make it a point to atleast taste their famous curries, roasted duck, noodles and also shrimp.
3# MEXICO CITY
One of the most loved cuisines in the world, Mexican food is known for its flavors, spices and the use of rich ingredients that give your dish a perfectly balanced flavor. At any time of the day, you will see crowded street corners with people huddling around a plate of grilled meat perfectly tucked inside freshly made tortillas. Right from rotisserie chicken to freshly made juices, from sweet and sugar coated churros to fresh pastries, you will get them all in just place, the street food lanes.
4# MARRAKESH (MOROCCO)
A beautiful city, nevertheless Morocco is also known for its amazing street food dishes and flavors. So, when night falls, Morocco’s famous Jemma el Fna square opens up into a huge open space outdoor food market where you can some of the oldest and most delicious Moroccan meals such as spiced up fried sardines, snail soup, sheep’s head, maakouda potato fritters and much more. What makes the place more special are the small lantern’s hanging throughout the lane and the aroma of traditional dishes that are cooked in earthen pots.
One bite of any street food you try in Mumbai, and you will find it absolutely difficult to keep down the dish. Mumbai is known for its widest variety of street food in the world. Right from spicy pani puri to pau bhaji, chicken samosa to a variety of biryanis, from kebabs to dumplings, you will find an enormous variety of food in the street food lanes of Mumbai. The food items are rich in quality, taste and variety. Every bite you take, you will feel like digging in more and never stop.