Street food, for those who have no idea what this phrase means, refers to a quick meal or drink sold in the streets or some other public place using a portable food stall, basket, or cart by a vendor. Typically, street foods are usually confined to particular regions of the world.
However, some are growing in popularity and gaining international recognition.
These days, tourists love sampling street foods. For one, such foods offer a better connection to the local cuisine and help guests explore local cultures and traditions.
Best of all, street foods are much cheaper.
The truth is that there is a street food culture in every part of the world. However, this culture is particularly common in Asia.
So, if you are a lover of street food, this gallery will be quite a treat.
1. Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
This man is enthusiastically enjoying watermelon at a bazaar in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The location is about 400 kilometers east of the country’s capital, Riyadh.
2. Koumassi, Ivory Coast
Although there is a lot of violence in Ivory Coast, locals are still shopping as usual at a local market in Abidjan in the Koumassi district.
3. Jerusalem, Palestine
A young man sells strawberries in Old City Muslim quarter in Jerusalem, Palestine.
4. Bhaktapur, Nepal
This fruit vendor is selling her products at a roadside stall in Bhaktapur. The location is some 12 kilometers southeast of Kathmandu.
5. Mumbai, India
This fruit seller is selling his products from a roadside stand in Mumbai, India.
6. Bangkok, Thailand
This roadside food vendor is selling meat skewers to train passengers in Bangkok.
7. Hoi An, Vietnam
A woman sells fresh produce at in a street market located in the old town of Hoi An in Vietnam.
8. Ainsdale, England
A young family waits to get some ice cream from an ice cream van in Ainsdale beach in England.
9. Kathmandu, Nepal
These Nepalese street food vendors are waiting on their customers. They are located at a vegetable market outside of Kathmandu, Nepal.
10. Kabul, Afghanistan
These woman in Afghanistan are buying grapes from a street vendor in Kabul, Afghanistan.
11. Beijing, China
This dry goods vendor is holding out handfuls of corn. She runs her stall in a market in Beijing.
12. Beddawi, Lebanon
The Palestinian man is selling freshly squeezed orange juice at a refugee camp in Beddawi. The area is located in the ancient coastal city of Tripoli, Lebanon.
13. Tbilisi, Georgia
This Georgian food vendor is selling suckling-pigs, commonly used during the traditional New Year meal at a street market in Tbilisi, Georgia.
14. Musa Qala, Afghanistan
Young Afghan boys are enjoying ice cream in Musa Qala, a town in the Helmand province in Afghanistan.
15. Srinagar, India
This roadside vendor in Kashmir is preparing snacks during a cold evening at a local market.
16. Abidjan, Ivory Coast
The women are selling their cereals and nuts on the main road of Abobo in Abidjan, the capital city of Ivory Coast.
17. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This peanut vendor passes his time reading a paper while selling nuts in Rio de Janeiro.
18. Mumbai, India
The Indian street food vendor is selling marinated potatoes as Muslims prepare to break their Ramadan fast in Mumbai, India.
19. New Delhi, India
The onion vendor is attending to his clients at the Okhla Mandi wholesale vegetable market in New Delhi, India.
20. Kolkata, India
A vendor is taking a nap while selling lime at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India.
21. Port-au-Prince, Haiti
This man is selling hotdogs despite the rubble in Port-au-Prince in Haiti.
22. London, England
The man is selling chestnuts on Oxford Street in London, England.
23. Rasht, Iran
The stall owner, Sajad Moradi, is selling heads, leg, and calf livers at a bazaar in Rasht, an Iranian city.
24. Prague, Czech
The street vendor is descaling a carp for a customer at a market in Prague, Czech Republic.
25. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
This hawker is selling her goods on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City.
26. Mumbai, India
This street vendor is separating pomegranate seeds at a roadside stall in Mumbai.
27. New York, United States
A hot dog vendor serving a customer outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
28. Tahrir Square, Egypt
Women eat late-night snacks from a street vendor in Tahrir Square in the Cairo neighborhood, Egypt during a protest against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
29. Yangon, Myanmar
A family is buying paan, a ground-up mix of betel nuts and other spices from a street vendor near Botataung Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. They are usually wrapped in betel leaf.
30. Caimito, Cuba
A woman is selling food from a stall in her home’s doorway in Caimito, Cuba.
31. Islamabad, Pakistan
The street food vendor is waiting for clients as people gather to watch the Jan Baz Circus in Islamabad, Pakistan.
32. Beijing, China
A child eats meat skewer in Beijing.
33. Seoul, South Korea
The fruit vendor is serving customers at the Gwangjang market in Seoul, South Korea.
34. Berlin, Germany
This man is selling pretzels in front of the Reichstag, while celebrating the 20th anniversary of the reunification.
35. East Java, Indonesia
The villagers are selling food and drinks to Hindu pilgrims as they deliver offerings as part of a traditional Kasada religious ritual at Mount Bromo in East Java, Indonesia.
As you can see, there are street food vendors in practically every part of the world. Each region has a unique delicacy sold by street vendors in area.