Urban Adventures’ annual Street Food 50 list celebrates the best street vendors from around the world, painstakingly handpicked by our global network of nearly 2,000 passionate local guides, who include not just foodies but also beer experts, sommeliers and chefs. Because #localsknow.

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FLORENCE

SOM TAM | TOY ROSE SAB

Mali Chaiya, who goes by her nickname Toy, specialises in som tam (papaya salad) at her open-air stall, Toy Rose Sab, in Chiang Mai. Som tam is a very common dish in Thailand, but it’s not always created equal. Because the ingredients are so simple, they need to be prepared with care and a keen eye for detail. Ingredients include birds eye chilies, tomatoes, green beans, fish sauce, palm sugar and fresh lime juice — all mixed by hand with a pestle and mortar. If you don’t want things too spicy, go for the som tam Thai, which is made with dried shrimp and is a little tamer on the tongue. If your spice metre is on the higher side, order the fierier black crab som tam. Toy feels that people like coming to her stall because she offers all the freshest ingredients and is always very selective about what she uses to make her vibrant salads — a dedication to quality that’s apparent with every bite. 



Discover more Best street food in Chiang Mai 


Visit Toy and try her som tam on a Create Your Own Tour around Chiang Mai  


Find it here
 

STREET FOODS TO TRY IN 2020

SANTORINI

STUFFED MUSSLES | MIDYECI AHMET

Stuffed mussels are Turkey’s most famous beach food and a tasty fast food option for seafood lovers. According to Ekrem, our local guide in Istanbul, the best place to try them is Midyeci Ahmet. Their mussels are grown on farms in Balikesir, South Marmara Island and Avsa Island and are harvested at night so that they reach the restaurant early in the morning. The owner’s family have been in the mussel business for 50 years, learning their trade in Izmir before moving to Istanbul. 



Visit Midyeci Ahmet on a Create Your Own Istanbul Tour

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FRIED FISH | TO HONAKI

It will come as no surprise that locals in Santorini love fish; they do live on an island in the middle of the Aegean after all, surrounded by some of the best fish in the world. Local guide Stefanos reckons the best place to eat it is at To Honaki, where you can enjoy fresh, crispy-fried fish alongside epic views across the iconic Santorini caldera. Does it get much better than that? Oh yes, add a glass of Greek wine and you’ve got true Mediterranean heaven!  



Discover more Best street food in Santorini 

Visit To Honaki on a Create Your Own Santorini Tour which invites you to invent your own unique Santorini itinerary, with the help of your friendly local guide.  

Find it 
here 

PENANG

ISTANBUL

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CHENDUL | FAMOUS TEOCHEW CHENDUL

Chendul is Penang’s favourite dessert and the locals agree that the best place to get your fix is at Famous Teochew Chendul on Penang Road. A sweet treat made of short green strips of dough (naturally dyed from the juice of the pandan leaves it’s made with) served in fresh coconut milk, sweetened with brown sugar and palm sugar and topped with stewed red beans and shaved ice, it’s the perfect end to a tasty street food dinner. 



Discover more Where to find the best chendul in Penang | How to eat like a local in Penang 

Visit Famous Teochew Chendul and taste what all the fuss is about on our Tastes & Traditions in Penang Tour 

Find it here
 

SAN SEBASTIAN

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TALOS | MARRAKUKU

Have you ever heard of talos? If not, you’re going to want to. These tasty gems are basically pancakes made with corn flour (like Mexican tortillas) and traditionally filled with txistorra, a Basque sausage similar to Spanish chorizo, but thinner and always fried. Once filled, talos are cooked up on a griddle to crispy perfection. Nowadays, you can find talos with bacon, cheese, and even chocolate! Talos are traditionally only served during the fiestas of the city, but now you can get your hands on them any time at Marrakuku where owner Jexux serves them fresh, hot and crispy – just how you want them. But once you taste talos for yourself, don’t blame us when you can’t stop thinking about them. 



Discover more Best street food in San Sebastian 

Visit Marrakuku on a Create Your Own San Sebastian Tour

Find it here

TOKYO

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PORK TACOS | VILLA MORELIANA

Tacos will often spark debate – not about whether they’re worth eating or not (hint: they are), but rather where the best place to get them is. When you’re in LA, that spot is Villa Moreliana, located in the city’s iconic Grand Central Market. This taco joint describes themselves as an authentic carnitas specialist, serving slow-cooked pork the way it’s prepared in Michoacan, Mexico, the traditional birthplace of carnitas tacos. With this kind of dedication to authentic flavours, you know they’re doing something right – which is immediately evident by how busy Villa Moreliana is. This low-key taqueria has been turning out tacos (and other Mexican specialties) since 2008. The tasty tacos come without toppings, but you can dress yours at the condiment bar once you get your order with a variety of hot sauces and salsas.



Discover more Best street food in LA 

Visit Villa Moreliana on our Downtown LA Taco Trek tour 

Find it 
here

HAVANA

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LAMPREDOTTO | DA SIMONE - LA BUTICCHE

DI' LAMPREDOTTO

There is almost always a line-up at Simone Balleggi’s street food cart and once you taste what he’s serving up you’ll understand why. This iconic spot for authentic Florentine street food draws locals looking for an affordable and filling meal. The street food stand in the district of San Frediano serves tripe panini, polenta, crostini with tongue and more, along with good local wine and beer. But there’s something else to put on your radar. If you really want to feel like a local in Florence (and we know you do), you’re going to want to try the legendary lampredotto. This local specialty is made from the fourth (and some say) most flavourful stomach of the cow, braised for hours in a tomato-vegetable broth until ultra-tender, then piled onto a bun. Though it might sound simple, the flavours meld in a way that creates a satisfying bite worth seeking out. 



Discover more Best street food in Florence 

Visit Da Simone on a Create Your Own Florence Tour and build your own unique Florentine tour itinerary.
 
Find it 
here 

REYKJAVIK

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STRAWBERRY ICE-CREAM | COCO GLASÉ

Cool down in the hot Cuba sun with a delicious vegan ice-cream from Coco Glasé. Located in the old town, this mobile ice-cream cart has become a favourite with locals and visitors, serving up to 5 delicious flavours a day, made from coconut water, coconut milk and coconut shavings. Too much coconut? Well, you’re not going to like this: the ice-cream is served in a coconut as well! All the flavours are yum, but our personal favourite is strawberry. No wait, coconut. NO, actually it’s mango…  


Discover more Best street food in Havana 

Try some of the city’s best street food, including Coco Glasé on Urban Adventures’ Old Havana Street Eats Tour 

Find it 
here 

BRATISLAVA

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BEEF BURGER | KRASTY TASTY

Krasty Tasty is a newcomer to Bratislava’s fast food scene but it’s made a big impact in a short timeTheir secret is that instead of using traditional roast beef to make their patties, they use plank steak from the best-rated local farms around Slovakia. When it comes to toppings, you can’t go wrong with their house-made, creamy Krasty dressing of turmeric and garlic. For something a little spicier, go for their brand-new honey mustard dressing with habaneros. And no, it’s not named after Simpson’s favourite Crusty the Clown. Owner Michael explains that ‘krasty is a substitute for the word ‘crusty,’ because “our burgers and bacon are very crispy and ‘krasty’ looks better than crusty.” Now that’s cleared up, get yourself there ASAP to try Slovakia’s best burger.  

 

Discover more The best burger in Bratislava 

Visit Krasty Tasty on a Create Your Own Bratislava Tour  

Find it
 here 

MADRID

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HOT DOG | BAEJARINS BEZTU PYLSUR

The name means ‘best hot dog in town’ and if it’s good enough for Kim and Kanye, and Bill Clinton, it’s good enough for us! This non-descript hot dog stand, which has stood in the same spot in central Reyjavik since 1937, has become something of a must-do for foodies visiting the island. A lamb hot dog, in a fresh white bun with sauce of your choice. Simple. And most importantly, it’s cheap, when most of the food in Iceland is eye-wateringly expensive, this is a tasty alternative (providing you like lamb). 

 

Discover more Best street food in Iceland: Baejarins Beztu Pylsur

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here 

PRAGUE

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CALAMARI SANDWICH | LA CAMPANA

Simple, elegant and classic, Madrid’s calamari sandwich may just be the Audrey Hepburn of the street food world. It's known as ‘bocadillo de calamares’ in Spanish, and our local guide Cecilia reckons the best version can be found at La Campana, a 70-year-old restaurant in buzzing Plaza Mayor. There’s always a line of hungry Spaniards waiting for their tasty seafood fix but it’s well worth the wait! The beer is great, too.  


Discover more Best street food in Madrid 

Visit La Campana with a local guide on Urban Adventures’ Madrid Tapas Adventure Tour

Find it here 
 

MELBOURNE

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CRISPY FRENCH FRIES | FAENCY FRIES

Faency fries are delicious French fries made of high-quality potatoes grown in the Czech Republic. What makes them extra special is that they are prepared through a double process of deep-frying. First, they are fried for a long time on a low temperature and then for a shorter time on a higher temperature, which makes them extra crispy! Lucky customers can choose from a variety of homemade dips. Faency Fries support local farmers and their ethos is all about simplicity, minimalism and quality.


Discover more Where to find the best burgers in Prague 

Visit Faency Fries on a Create Your Own Prague Tour, where you have the option of putting together your own unique itinerary with the help of a local guide, ensuring you see the parts of Prague that interest you.  

Find it 
here

MARRAKECH

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BUNNINGS SNAG | BUNNINGS WAREHOUSE

In Melbourne, a much-loved street food may not be what you think. This popular weekend street eat for locals in the know comes in the form of a grilled pork sausage wrapped in a piece of plain old white bread. The result is a cheap and tasty meal for anyone needing a quick fix for hunger pangs. Known as a “Bunnings snag,” these sizzling sausages are available outside of most Bunnings, a hardware chain that allows local schools, charities and organizations to set up shop and sell hot-off-the-grill “snags” to hungry locals. Top your sausage with grilled onions and your sauce of choice for an easy on-the-go meal. 

 

Discover more Discover more about why locals love this quirky street food 

Visit Bunnings on a Create Your Own Melbourne Tour   

Find it 
here

CHIANG MAI

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SOUP | HAFID (STALL 125)

Soup comes in many forms and is served in homes around the world as a cheap and comforting meal. But in Marrakech, soup is also a street food. Buzzing Jamaa el-Fnaa Square is where you’ll find Hafid, a friendly stall owner (stall number 125 to be exact), serving piping bowls of goodness to hungry locals. The family business began with his grandparents and is now run by the younger generation. The family are known as the soup pioneers of Jamaa el-Fnaa Square – with very good reason. Affable soup man Hafid serves two types of soup at his bustling stall: one made with tomatoes, fava beans and chickpeas, and one with semolina, thyme and olive oil. No matter what you decide to order, you won’t be disappointed.  

 

Discover more Marrakech’s best street food 

Visit Hafid’s soup stall on a Create Your Own Marrakech Tour 


Find it here, stall #125
 

SEVILLE

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ADOBO SEVILLANO | FREIDURÍA REINA VICTORIA

If you’re looking for an authentic Sevillian street eat, that tastes great and won’t break the bank, track down ‘adobo sevillano,’ which loosely translated means marinated dogfish. It’s a classic Andalucian dish, enjoyed by locals all over the city. Urban Adventures’ local guide Bran recommends trying it at Freiduría Reina Victoria, located near the pretty Corral Herrera landmark. It’s one of the locals' favourite dinner spots and is always busy.  


Discover more Best street food in Seville 

Visit Freiduría Reina Victoria on a Create Your Own Seville Tour, a tour that lets you create your own unique itinerary with the help of a local guide. 
 
Find it here
 

SHANGHAI

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XIAO LONG BAO | FUCHUN XIAOLONG

Delicately flavoured soup dumplings filled with pork or crab. Need we say more?! This Shanghai specialty (technically the dish originated in nearby Nanxiang, which has since been engulfed by Shanghai’s urban sprawl) is a local favourite, and the best place to try it is at the recently refurbished Fuchun Xialong, a Shanghai institution that’s been serving the dish since 1959. The restaurant is open from 6.30am to midnight and it’s great value too. If you’re looking for an even more authentic experience, take a subway ride to Guyi Garden Restaurant, located in a beautiful 16th century mansion overlooking one of Shanghai’s prettiest parks on the outskirts of the city. This is where the dish was originally invented. The pork and the crab roe and pork versions tend to be the most popular choice amongst locals.  



Discover more A guide to Shanghai street food 

Find it here 
 

DUBAI

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FALAFEL | FALAFEL ALA KAIFAK

Falafel Ala Kaifak (in English: ‘Falafel Your Way’) is where to go in Dubai for – you guessed it – falafel. But not just any falafel. Ghanem Makhoul has been in the falafel business for 30 years so you know he has the formula down pat. Originally from Syria, he used to run five different restaurants in his homeland, all of them serving just falafel. But as the war unfolded, Makhoul fled to Dubai where he opened his current stall serving up his signature mix of chickpeas, onion, garlic, parsley and coriander, all deep-fried to perfection and wrapped up in a pita. In addition to falafel, they also serve tasty doner kebabs and manakish (Lebanese pies). 



Discover more He left Syria and now he serves Dubai’s best falafel 

Visit Falafel Ala Kaifak with a local guide by your side on our private Old Town Arabian Food Fest Tour 

Find it here
 

NEW YORK CITY

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BURGERS, WAFFLE FRIES & ICE CREAM | MR. DIPS

Fast food comes in many forms and we consume it for many reasons. But mostly it’s because fast food is convenient, comforting (at least in the moment) and affordable. In New York, or more specifically Brooklyn, locals know that one of the best fast food fixes comes in the form of Mr. Dips, serving come-back-for-more gridled burgers (including a veggie option), addictive waffle fries, and soft serve ice cream out of a retrofitted 1974 Airstream trailer in a grassy park directly beneath the William Vale Hotel. They do close up shop during the colder months, but they’re well worth a visit when they re-open during spring and summer.  



Discover more 
Discover why locals can’t say no to Mr. Dips  

Visit Mr. Dips on a Create Your Own NYC Tour  

Find it 
here

DETROIT

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 CHAKA KHANA MASALA PIZZA | KHANA

Maryam Khan’s family recipes are the base of the ultra-tasty dishes being served up at Khana in Detroit. Khan and partner Carlos Parisi wanted to put the spotlight on often overlooked cuisine – in this case Pakistani – by using unexpected pairings and putting unique twists on everything they serve. If you’re looking for a way to wake up your taste buds – this is it. Choose from a rotating roster of unexpected dishes rooted in traditional Pakistani flavours, from butter chicken nachos and aloo gobi burritos, to chicken tikka mac & cheese and shrimp masala sliders. Keep an eye on their social media feeds to find out where to find them. Khana pops up all over Detroit at several bars and breweries and at various events in the city. 



Discover more Best street food in Detroit 

Visit Khana and grab a Chaka Khana Masala Pizza on a Create Your Own Detroit Tour 

Find it by following Khana on Facebook
 

HANOI

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BANH CUON | BÁNH CUON GIA TRUYEN THANH VAN

If you’re looking for a fast and satisfying street food snack in Hanoi, look no further than the banh cuon served by Thanh Van at her tiny, unassuming shop. Banh cuon are basically thin rice paper crepes filled with mushrooms, pork, fried shallots and a secret blend of spices – and Thanh serves large portions of this delicate dish that you definitely don’t want to miss. Her grandparents opened the restaurant in the 1930s, and the business has been around for several decades, continuing to satisfy locals and visitors alike. The light yet flavourful dish is eaten most often for breakfast, however locals also like it as a late-night snack.  



Discover moreDiscover more about one of Hanoi’s best street foods

VisitBánhCuốn Gia Truyền Thanh Vân on ourHanoi Street Food by Night tour 

Find it 
here

JERUSALEM

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HUMMUS | ABU SHUKURI

Abu Shukuri has been one of the go-to places for hummus and other local treats amongst Jerusalem locals since opening its no-frills, hole-in-the-wall eatery way back in 1947. It’s a tiny place with plenty of heart, serving up some of the best hummus and falafel in a city that’s overflowing with these dishes. Their hummus is usually topped with tahini, stewed fava beans and pine nuts, alongside a deliciously crisp salad. Cash only.  



Discover more Best street food in Jerusalem  

Visit Abu Shukuri with a local by your side on our Private Jerusalem: Tastes of Old Town Tour 


Find it here
 

BERLIN

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NINGYOYAKI | INGYOYAKI

This Tokyo bakery has been churning out delicious ningyoyaki since 1907. The father and son team who own it get up every morning at 4am to start making these delightful Japanese treats. But what is ningyoyaki you ask? Little baked doll cakes filled with sweet anko bean paste. Designs vary (we’ve seen Hello Kitty versions, cakes that look like local attractions and even ningyoyaki with celebrity faces on them). They also make fabulous souvenirs to take home, if you can stop yourself from eating them all before you get on the plane.  



Discover more Step back in time for a 1,000 year old Japanese sweet treat 

Visit Ningyoyaki bakery during our Made In Japan Shopping Tour

Find it 
here 

LOS ANGELES

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CURRYWURST | CURRY BAUDE

Crisp, floury chips, juicy sausage and spicy curry sauce. Currywurst is so popular that it even has its own day: Day of the Currywurst, which is celebrated across Germany every 4th September. There’s a heart-warming origin story behind it too, having been invented in post-war Berlin to feed hungry British soldiers (who contributed the curry powder element). There are plenty of places to get your fix in the city, but our favourite is Curry Baude. This stalwart of the currywurst scene has been going since the fall of the Berlin Wall; the friendlowner butchers the meat himself and even prepares their signature ‘gypsy’ sauce himself (it’s one of the best we’ve tried). Find it at Berlin-Gesundbrunnen rail station.  



Discover more Best places to eat in Berlin 

Visit Curry Baude and explore the delights of North Berlin on a Create Your Own Berlin Tour that puts you in control of your itinerary.  

Find it here
 

OSAKA

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TAKOYAKI | TAKOYAKI-WANAKA

Street food in Osaka comes in many forms, but takoyaki are an ideal on-the-go option – and it doesn’t hurt that they’re super tasty. These are a ball-shaped Japanese snack made from a wheat flour-based batter, cooked in a special moulded pan and typically filled with diced octopus, tempura scraps, pickled ginger, and green onion. One of the best places to try them according to in-the-know locals, is Takoyaki-Wanaka. There are several locations, but the main restaurant is in Sennichimae where it is close to the centre of the Minami district and next to Namba Grand Kagetsu, a famous and popular comedy theatre. Wanaka has been selling takoyaki for around 50 years and they are crispy on the outside and soft inside. The restaurant is so popular it had been noted by the Michelin guide in Osaka / Kyoto. 



Discover more Best street food in Osaka 

Visit Takoyaki-Wanaka on a Create Your Own Osaka Tour where you call the shots  

Find it here

PARIS

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CHICKEN SATAY | STREET BANGKOK

Street Bangkok is one of the best places in the city for reasonably priced Thai food and it’s only a few metres away from beautiful Canal St Martin, so your street food comes with a side of Parisian history and pretty river views. Glistening roasted ducks, generous curries, fresh herbs and Thai salads, you’ll find all your favourite dishes here. We can’t get their satay chicken skewers curried in coriander, lime and coconut milk out of our minds!  



Discover more 
Where to get the best street food in Paris

Visit Street Bangkok on a 
Create Your Own Paris Tour which invites you to create your own unique itinerary with the help of a local guide.  
Find it 
here

SINGAPORE

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ROAST PORK | STALL 71 MAXWELL HAWKER CENTRE

If you’ve ever been to a hawker centre or food centre in Singapore (basically a building filled with food stalls), you know the experience can feel overwhelming, especially when it comes to choosing what to eat — there’s so much to choose from (side note: bring your appetite to Singapore). If you find yourself at Maxwell Market, a popular spot among both locals and visitors, pay a visit to Chan. 

Chan has been serving up succulent Hong Kong-style roasted pork at Maxwell Market for 10 years. Every day he gets up at 6am to start marinating the meat, which he then hangs to dry for two hours. The meat then gets roasted for an hour until perfectly crispy. Simply served with rice, customers line up for the popular dish, the popularity of which Chan attributes to how much love goes into his signature recipe.



Discover more Why there’s always a line at Singapore’s best roast meat stall 

Visit Chan with a local guide on Urban Adventures’ Chinatown Food Adventure tour

Find it here
 

HONG KONG

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SWEET SOUP | KAI KAI

About 90% of Hong Kong’s dessert offerings tend to be soup-based and Kai Kai, an unassuming little restaurant near the Temple Street Night Market in Kowloon serves the best. And that’s not just our opinion either, the Michelin guide agrees too! Their sesame seed rice ball with sweet ginger soup is superb. Think soft and chewy glutinous rice balls (known as tong yuen) filled with a smooth and velvety sesame paste in a hot ginger soup that packs a punch. The good news is, the restaurant is open 24 hours a day, so whenever you’re looking to indulge your sweet tooth in Hong Kong, Kai Kai will be there for you.  



Discover more Best street food in Hong Kong 

Visit Kai Kai and some of our favourite street food vendors and restaurants on Urban Adventures’ Kowloon Food Safari Tour  

Find it here
 

TORONTO

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PEAMEAL BACON SANDWICH | CAROUSEL BAKERY

Canadian bacon, better known as peameal bacon is the BEST. Wet-cured, unsmoked back bacon made from trimmed pork loin, delicately rolled in cornmeal; it was originally rolled in yellow peas that had been ground to a fine powder but since the end of World War I, cornmeal has been the rub of choice. Slap it inside a fresh white roll and add your pick of spicy mustard and you’ve got a simple street treat that’s hard to beat. Our local guide Jason says that the Carousel Bakery, located on the upper level of St Lawrence Market for the last 30 years, is the best place to try a peameal sandwich. And he should know, he regularly leads our ever popular When Pigs Fry: Pork & Bacon tour. A visit to this historic market is a must anyway, so you may as well try Toronto’s best street food snack while you browse. It’s worth remembering that this place gets very busy, so if you’re able to visit on a weekday, do that. Oh and it’s cash only. 



Discover more Toronto's best peameal bacon sandwich 

Visit Carousel Bakery on our When Pigs Fry Pork and Bacon Tour 

Find it here 

ANTIGUA

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SHUCO | DONDE CHEMITA

A shuco is like a Guatemalan hot dog and this place, which is located on 6th Avenue, makes the best in town! The standard sausage in a bap is delicious but we also like the one that includes bacon too. They do not sell beer, but they encourage you to buy some from the store next door and enjoy it with your shuco. A Brahva beer costs 6 quetzals, while the standard bread with sausage costs 10 quetzals. Fantastic if you’re looking for something tasty but cheap.  



Discover more Antigua’s best street food: Donde Chemita here

Visit Donde Chemita during Urban Adventures’ Antigua by the Bean Coffee Experience tour 

Find it here
 

TBILISI

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SHOTIS PURI | JVARIS MAMA CHURCH BAKERY

Shotis puri is a type of Georgian bread made with flour, water, salt and yeast. Yes, it is just fresh bread, but there’s something about this bread that elevates it from the usual loaf you can pick up around the world. Maybe it’s the history behind it, having been served up to Georgian warriors in previous centuries, or maybe it’s the way it’s cooked, in a special oven called a tone, which is lined with salt to infuse plenty of flavour into the bread. The best bread in the city, according to local guide Marina, can be found at Jvaris Mama Church Bakery. If you’re looking for a bit of extra flavour, they also offer a special bread called lobiani which is stuffed with beans.  



Discover more Best street food in Tbilisi

Visit Jvaris Mama Church Bakery on our Taste of Tbilisi

Find it here 
 

COPENHAGEN

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FISH & CHIPS | HOOKED SEAFOOD KITCHEN

The guys behind Hooked have lived the street food dream: going from one lone food truck attending festivals and events up and down the country, to owning two restaurants in the most vibrant parts of Copenhagen, including trendy NørrebroPopular dishes include Hooked’s special fish and chips (one of our favourites), Asian or American lobster rolls and tuna poke.  Both restaurants are very cosy and in addition to the sensational seafood on offer (takeaway is available), they also offer an impressive cocktail list and a host of local beers on tap, making it a great choice as the first stop on a fabulous night out.  



Discover more Best street food in Copenhagen
 
Visit on a Create Your Own Tour of Copenhagen and explore Nørrebro with a local guide, following your own specially curated itinerary. 

Find it here 

 

BUCHAREST

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MICI | TERESA OBOR

The best place to try Bucharest’s most famous street food, mic (plural mici) is at the centuries old Obor Market, where almost nobody forgets to have a portion of two sizzling mici, one soft bun, mustard and a glass of local tap beer at Terasa Obor, once they’ve finished their shopping. These delicious, skinless sausages are made up fresh each day using a mix of spices, beef and pork meat. There’s ALWAYS a queue, but it’s worth the wait.   



Discover more Where to find the best mici in Bucharest 

Visit Terasa Obor on our Bohemian Bucharest: Markets & Mahallas Tour   

Find it 
here 

ATHENS

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PEINIRLI | FEYROUZ

Everything is homemade in this delightful little family-run middle eastern takeaway, and we mean everything… even the pita bread, which is delicious. With so many delightful treats to choose from, it’s difficult to pick a favourite but after many hours of painstaking research, our local guide’s vote goes to the peinirli. A perfect specimen of street food at its best, it’s tasty to the extreme and easy to eat on the go. Often described clumsily as a pizza boat (see picture above), the peinirli is made up of yeasted bread (crusty on the outside, soft on the inside) and almost always topped with cheeseOh, and it’s shaped like a canoe, which is fun. And they’re only 3 euros! Feyrouz’s lovingly made toppings include cooked chicken with cinnamon, curry, mozzarella and Armenian sausage made of beef and spices, tomato sauce.  



Discover more Best street food in Athens 

Try Peinirli at Feyrouz on a Create Your Own Athens Tour  

Find it here
 

THESSALONIKI

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DOUGHNUTS | JERRY'S FOODTRUCK

There are doughnuts – and then there are Jerry’s Foodtruck doughnuts. The difference? These sweet treats go above and beyond what you might expect from your average doughnut. Jerry’s offerings look (and taste) more like sweet sandwiches (or doughnut burgers, if you will) oozing with fruit, sauces or chocolate. Fillings range from chocolate and banana, to vanilla, mocha, blueberry and more. Jerry’s serves up their unique, super delicious sweets in a cosy, canteen-style street food store and locals know that if you have a sweet tooth (or just need a satisfying sugar fix) this is the place to be. 



Discover more Best street food in Thessaloniki 

Visit Jerry on a Create Your Own Thessaloniki Tour

Find it 
here

PORTO

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BIFANA | CONGA

Tender pork steak seasoned with garlic and spices inside a crusty bread roll. This simple sandwich is a firm favourite with the Portuguese, and you’ll find it on the menu in most cafes around Porto. If you’re looking for the best version, our local guides tell us to visit Conga, a 40-year-old restaurant known for the high standard of its sandwiches. The meat here is stewed all day in its own juices with plenty of seasoning and practically melts in your mouth as you eat it. The recipe for their meat sauce is a closely guarded secret.  



Discover more There’s more to Porto street food than piri-piri

Visit Conga on a Create Your Own Porto tour and see the sights and try the bites that interest you the most 

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DELHI

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BEHLPURI | SONU

Bhelpuri is a tasty snack made with puffed rice, vegetables and tamarind sauce. Hands down our favourite version can be found at an unassuming stall owned by Sonu. Sonu’s older brother started this street cart business 45 years ago and, after years of working alongside his brother, Sonu has perfected his bhelpuri-making technique, which involves lightning-quick chopping, slicing and mixing. The family now has four stalls from which they sell their addictive bhelpuri blend. 



Discover more Best street food in Delhi 

Visit Sonu with a local guide on our Delhi Food Walk Tour  

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IRKUTSK

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PELMENI DUMPLINGS | REALNIY ZAMES

Pelmeni’s closest cousins are Chinese dumplings or Italian ravioli; a variety of tasty fillings are enveloped by unleavened dough to create a spectacularly simple but ridiculously tasty Russian/Siberian street food snack. Taste it at Realniy Zames on Karl Marx Street, a quirky joint filled with wooden furniture and offering sublime panoramic views. Our favourite flavours include chicken and cheese and lamb and coriander. 



Discover more Best street food in Irkutsk 

Visit Realniy Zames alongside a local guide on Urban Adventures’ Irkutsk Bites & Sights tour 

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MALLORCA

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LLONGUET | FORN DE LA GLORIA

As far as street food goes, one of the best, cheapest, and most portable – is the sandwich. In Mallorca, that sandwich comes in the shape of a llonguet. The llonguet is a bread native to Palma de Mallorca and the base for a typical sandwich of the region. You can find llonguets at most traditional bakeries in Mallorca, but Forn de la Gloria, named after the street it’s found on, is one of the best (and cheapest) places to order it. Forn de la Gloria, meaning “Bakery of Glory,” is an historic bakery dating back to the 1700s. Owner Xisca grew up in the bakery and now works there with her father and brother. Llonguet sandwiches here consist of the traditional oval-shaped bread roll with a soft crust and a groove along the top, filled with a variety of sandwich toppings. Popular choices among hungry locals include llonguet with sobrassada, a raw, cured sausage, or cheese. 



Discover more Discover the beautiful simplicity of Mallorca’s llonguet

Visit Forn de la Gloria on our Made In Mallorca Shopping Tour

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CRETE

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GYROS | OASIS

Souvlaki (also known as gyros, depending on where you come from in Greece) is the country’s most popular street food and Cretan locals know that the best place to get this iconic dish is at Oasis in Chania. Opened in 1967 by brothers Nikos and Giorgos Solidakis, the small shop is so popular that locals start lining up in the morning to ensure they get their hands on a gyro before the meat runs out. In fact. It’s best to go before 1pm so you don’t miss out! In terms of what you’re waiting for, a gyro consists of small pieces of meat (pork, lamb or chicken), cooked on a vertical rotisserie and served wrapped in a pita bread. In addition to the meat, the wrap usually contains tomatoes, onions, yogurt and fried potatoes – filling, fresh and totally delicious. But don’t expect either brother to share the recipe – it’s been a secret for five decades! 



Discover more Discover more about Oasis’ must-try gyros  

Visit Oasis on a Create Your Own Crete Tour 

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KRAKOW

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ZAPIEKANKI | ZAPIEKANKI OD 1980 ROKU 

Many say that Zapiekanki od 1980 roku was the first fast food restaurant in Krakow. Ms. Marta has been serving zapiekanki, an iconic Polish street food, from her tiny shop in the middle of Sienna Street since 1980. In Krakow, you can buy zapiekanka everywhere, but residents know that this is one of the absolute best places to get it. The zapiekanki is a long, open-faced sandwich traditionally topped with cheese and mushrooms, but today zapiekanka are sold with many additional toppings. At Zapiekanki od 1980 roku you can expect fast, friendly service and tasty zapiekanki that you’ll likely want to come back for.  



Discover more Ketchup, Cheese, Liberty: The legend of Poland’s Zapiekanka   

Visit Zapiekanki od 1980 roku on Urban Adventures’ Krakow Food by Food tour

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VENICE

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PANINO | EL PECADOR

We love our street food with a side of quirk, so when we heard about El Pecador’s penchant for serving up delicious panini from their kitchen onboard a 1960s London bus, we had to check it out! Located on Venice’s beautiful Lido (which is well worth a visit if you’re in town for a few days) and open only in the summer months, El Pecador is like catnip to the locals. Te Spiego is El Pecador’s most popular panino offering, made with brie, bacon, eggs, arugola (a herb similar to rocket) and pink sauce. Their specials board is always fun to peruse.  



Discover more Best street food in Venice

Visit El Pecador on a Create Your Own Venice tour, which allows you to put together your own unique itinerary. A trip to Venice’s islands is well worth it.  

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BUDAPEST

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BEEF OR DUCK BURGER | ROCK BURGER BAR

Rock Burger Bar founder, Zsigmond Szivos, has a deep love for both rock music and burgers. In a genius move, he’s combined the two and created one of the best burger experiences in Hungary. Their burgers are made with only the highest quality Hungarian beef and topped with homemade sauces, and they’re all named after famous rock stars! For example, you can order the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which comes with house-made hot sauce and jalapenos for a spicy kick. Or, opt for the signature burger: the Deep Purple with homemade onion jam and brie cheese. Burgers always come with delicious thick-cut French fries and delicious cabbage salad. Don’t fancy a beef burger? You can choose from duck, chicken, and vegetarian options tooDuck is a favourite among the locals. 



Discover more Best street food in Budapest 

Visit Rock Burger Bar on a Create Your Own Budapest Tour and build your own, private city itinerary.  

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SYDNEY

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BÚN HEO QUAY | GREAT AUNTY THREE

Celebrating Vietnamese cuisine is what it’s all about at Great Aunty Three, located in Sydney’s Enmore neighbourhood. Chef and owner Michael Le uses recipes passed down from his grandmother’s grandmother, known as Aunty Three. Over the years he has adapted her recipes to create some of the best Vietnamese dishes in Australia. The pho and banh mi are both fantastic but if you’re looking for something really special, don’t miss Michael’s signature dish, bún heo quay, which translates as pork belly and crackling soup. And it tastes every bit as good as it sounds, made with slow-roasted pork belly (cooked over 12 hours) and hearty noodles; it’s a must try if you’re down under! 



Discover more Best street food in Sydney 

Visit Aunty Three on a Create Your Own Sydney Tour which gives you the power to plan your own unique city itinerary with the help of a local Aussie guide.  

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HOI AN

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BANH MI | BANH MI PHUONG

It seems as if every cuisine includes some form of the humble sandwich and in Vietnam, that’s the banh mi, one of the country’s most popular street foods. You’ll see banh mi carts everywhere in Vietnam, but locals know that some of the very best can be found in Hoi An at Banh Mi Phuong, so good that it even had the seal of approval from the late, great Anthony Bourdain. In fact, the place got so much attention after Bourdain’s visit, they had to open a new store in the town’s ancient quarter. Traditionally, a banh mi consists of barbecued pork, spicy chili, fresh herbs and mayonnaise on a baguette that’s crusty on the outside and pillowy on the inside – creating an ultra-satisfying bite. But at Banh Mi Phuong you can get a wide array of toppings including a vegetarian version. 



Discover more The best banh mi in Hoi An

Visit Banh Mi Phuong on our Hoi An Street Food Adventure tour 

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LONDON

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BUTTERMILK CHICKEN & SMOKED HONEY BUTTER 

BURGER | OTHER SIDE FRIED

Buttermilk-fried crispy chicken, tangy pickles and smoked honey butter. Just typing those words has made the author’s mouth fill with saliva. London has many incredible street food markets, but our favourite is Pop Brixton, home to Other Side Fried, arguably the best fried chicken in the capital. And we should know, our London office is only down the road, so we have spent a lot of time researching the product. The Brixton-born owners sure get around too, you can now find outlets in Peckham, the West End and Camden, testament to the quality of their chicken burgers. Takeaway option via Deliveroo is also available. Now go get your fried chicken on! 



Discover more London’s best alternative markets for amazing street eats 

Visit Other Side Fried and discover trendy Brixton on a Create Your Own London Tour 

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BEIJING

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JIANBING | WU'S JIANBING

We all know and love the Chinese dumpling and steamed bun, but hovering just below the radar, with all the potential to be ‘the next big foodie thing’ is jianbing, China’s favourite breakfast dish (it’s so good they eat it for lunch and sometimes dinner too). Crispy-fried wheat and mung bean crêpes are smothered with eggs and topped with assorted flavoursome toppings such as coriander (or cilantro to our American friends), tangy pickles, fried wonton and chilli sauce. Wu’s pancake shop is the best in the neighbourhood and has been churning out these flavour-packed morsels for more than 20 years. 



Discover more Best breakfast in Beijing 

Visit Wu’s Jianbing on a Create Your Own Beijing Tour which invites you to create your own, unique tour itinerary with the help of our local guides 

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PERTH

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NAASTIES | TOAST MY CURRY

Offering up a mouth-watering selection of curries served in naan bread toasties, the NAASTIE is a combination of different types of Indian street food, creating a unique hybrid, only available in Perth. There are several curries to choose from (the butter chicken is our favourite) and every toastie comes with a side of samosa, corn salad and mango chutney. Their curry karma project is also really cool; with every sale of a NAASTIE sandwich, Toast My Curry will donate a curry meal to support street children in Mumbai. 



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KUALA LUMPUR

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MURTABAK | ADI MURTABAK

Tempting street food abounds in multi-cultural Kuala Lumpur, a city filled with noteworthy places to eat, from small carts and hole-in-the-wall joints to world-renowned restaurants. It can be tough to choose where to focus your appetite, but one dish not to miss on any visit to KL is murtabak, a pan-fried bread stuffed with a variety of fillings, from beef and chicken to vegetables. The portable street food snack is served all over the city, but it’s the murtabak made by Daniel Adi at his family-owned stall that never disappoints. Daniel’s family has been making murtabak for generations; the main ingredients for which are wheat flour, one egg, and a pinch of salt — but the flavourful filling is a secret recipe (so don’t bother asking for it). 



Discover more Best street food in KL: Murtabak 

Visit Daniel Ad’s murtabak stall on our KL Food Experience tour 

Find it at the Pantai Dalam Pasar Malam night market every Wednesday and Sunday 

 

MEXICO CITY

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HUARARCHES | HUARARCHES RAMONCITA

Mexico City is renowned for many things, from traditional culture and history to modern street art and an exploding artisan shopping scene. But one thing that really stands out in terms of attractions – is the food. Of all the delicious items you can get here, the humble huararche is something not to miss. Huaraches are oval, corn masa cakes (named for a sandal of similar shape) with roots that trace all the way back to pre-Hispanic culture. When in Mexico City, the best place to try them is Huaraches Ramoncita. This welcoming, family-owned spot has been around for over 100 years, which is when the current proprietor’s grandmother, Ramoncita, arrived in Mexico City. In terms of what to expect, a portion of dough is stuffed with beans, and stretched by hand, before getting fried in lard or vegetable oil, and served alongside a generous helping of beef ribs – a comforting, filling and totally tasty bite of Mexico City.  



Discover more Best street food in Mexico City

Visit Huaraches Ramoncita on a Create Your Own Mexico City Tour and see the city your way 

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BANGKOK

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HANOM BUEANG | MAE PRAPA'S

Mae Prapa has been delighting hungry customers with her crispy crepes for over 50 years. A dollop of sweetened meringue is combined with either a sweet or savoury toppingfrom shredded coconut to chopped scallions. Not only are these street food snacks utterly delicious, they’re historic too; they were first made back by cooks from the Thai Ayudhya Kingdom way back in the 14th century 



Discover more Discover Bangkok through the lens of the New York Times 

Visit Mae Prapa on our New York Times Journeys - Bangkok’s Hidden History and Food Culture Tour 

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