Food Trippin’: Famous Street Food Cultures

A foodie’s adventure is marked by variety and that range depends on their propensity to travel to literally have a taste of other people’s culture through their food. In many cities around the globe, food is a vibrant part of daily life and is incredibly affordable and easily accessible, often through sidewalk vendors, night markets, and food hubs.

 Image source: behindthefoodcarts.com

Singapore would always come to mind with its bustling and ubiquitous hawker centers where tourists and the working class converge for Pan-Asian, cross-cultural (Chinese, Malay, and Indian) varieties, classics being the Hainanese chicken rice, chili crab, garlic tiger prawns, duck rice, steamed pork buns, and curried noodles.

Similarly, Bangkok has countless sois—small neighborhood streets with food stalls and open-air cafeterias lined up side-by-side. On your must-try list would be pad thai, sticky mango rice, Thai milk tea, and tom yum.

As soon as the sun sets, you can enjoy couscous, shawarma, kebabs, or deep-fried sesame cookies in Marrakesh, Morocco, as the heaping bowls of olives, cumin, turmeric, saffron and ginger lend a heady, fragrant air to the marketplace setting.

Image source: yourkamagraguide.com

And then there are places like Portland, Oregon that just brings all of the world’s best street foods in one place with hundreds of food carts on the streets on any given day, selling Brussels’ frites, Rome’s gelato, or Spain’s churros.

I am Naman Wakil and I am a food blogger. Like this Facebook page for more ideas on gastronomic adventures.

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