12 Best Street Food In The World You Must Try!!

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Street food is the heart and soul of international cuisine. These are the comfort foods we crave at 1 a.m. when the bars are closing and stomachs are rumbling. Though often imitated by restaurants, they taste best when scooped onto a paper plate or wrapped in wax paper and eaten standing up, stains and all.

Street food is also the stuff of national pride. Any attempt to compose a list of the world’s best street foods is bound to start a fight. There were so many amazing local delicacies to choose from, some ground rules had to be made:
Cover as much of the globe as possible. Asia alone could fill a list of the top 100 street foods, but I’ve tried to spread the love.

Stick to local specialties. Some of the dishes on this list can be found elsewhere on the map, but all of them are light-years better at home. Sorry, America. Hot dogs, hamburgers and french fries are excellent street food, but we’re going beyond the U.S. this time.

1) Falafel, Israel

Falafel has become an international street food staple, the golden fried chickpea balls as ubiquitous on the streets of Paris as in New York City. But the undisputed king of falafel is Israel, particularly the modern coastal metropolis of Tel Aviv. Here you can get a warm, thick, oversized pita stuffed with fresh-fried falafel and all the fixin’s any time day or night.

Falafel originated in Egypt and spread throughout the Middle East before Israelis adopted it as their national food in the late 20th century . The classic Israeli falafel is a fritter of ground chickpea spiced with cumin, coriander, paprika, raw garlic, onion, and lots of fresh parsley. The basic toppings are tahini sauce and an Israeli salad of chopped tomato and cucumber.



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2) Vada Pav, India

An authentic vada pav starts with balls of spiced mashed potato dipped in a chickpea flour batter and deep-fried until golden. Next, thinly sliced green chili peppers are battered and tossed into the roiling oil. Meanwhile, soft chewy rolls are smeared with various chutneys like tamarind, mint-coriander or peanut-garlic. The roll is stuffed with one or two potato fritters, a clutch of golden chili strips and the whole beautiful mess is squished together. The result is spicy, savory and sweet and an excellent precursor to a nap.


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3) Chicken Rice, Singapore

The quickest way to start a fight in Singapore is to ask two or more locals who serves the best chicken rice in town. Also known as Hainanese rice — the original recipe may have come from the tiny Chinese island of Hainan — chicken rice is the unofficial national dish of Singapore, a country whose multicultural cuisine reflects the melting pot of Asian cultures that call it home.
Chicken rice is beautiful in its simplicity. The dish is nothing more than poached chicken served over rice. But the flavors combine to create one of the world’s most satisfying breakfasts, lunches or dinners.


4) Jerk Chicken, Jamaica 

Jamaica’s Boston Bay is the home of jerk chicken, and you’ll find it being cooked there in large BBQ pits. Real jerk chicken is smoked, not grilled, over the native pimento wood, the same tree that gives us allspice.


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5) Currywurst, Germany

Currywurst is German comfort food that goes perfectly with the country’s other culinary obsession: beer. When the bars close in Berlin, throngs of well-lubricated revelers descend on currywurst stands for a Styrofoam plate of chopped pork sausage drowning in a thick, spiced tomato sauce dusted with curry powder.

This popular dish dates back to its history when a housewife named Herta Heuwer traded liquor for curry powder, an exotic spice at the time, with British soldiers. Today across Germany you’ll find the classic currywurst, as well as spicier Indian and Thai versions, accompanied by a slice of white bread to mop up the juices and a mound of French fries.


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6) Pork Satay, Thailand

Like India, Thailand is a street food paradise. The noodle curries in coconut milk are somehow rich and light at the same time.

If we had to choose the most iconic street food of Thailand, it has to be skewers of pork satay cooked on long charcoal grills and served with a vinegary cucumber salad and peanut dipping sauce. Authentic pork satay is marinated in a sweet and spicy paste of lemongrass, shallots, garlic, red chilies, galangal (a ginger-like spice) and fish sauce.


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7) Banh Mi, Vietnam

The banh mi is the world’s best sandwich. Hands down. The Cubans make a mean cubano and it’s hard to argue with an Italian panini, but if you want to know what heaven on bread tastes like, hop the next flight to Hanoi and sink your teeth into one of these French-Vietnamese beauties.

A world-class banh mi starts with the bread, a fresh-baked mini baguette. The baguette is sliced lengthwise and slathered in mayonnaise and a thin spread of pâté. So far, so French.


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8) Quesadilla, Mexico

A real Mexican quesadilla starts with that freshly ground corn masa. A large hunk of soft dough is pressed or rolled into a rough circle and laid on a hot griddle. The basic version is filled with shredded Chihuahua or Oaxacan string cheese and folded over into a half moon. But why stop with cheese?

At Mexican street stalls, you’ll find mouth-watering fillings like potato and crumbled chorizo sausage, nopal (cactus), squash blossoms, sautéed mushrooms, refried beans, and all varieties of grilled or slow-cooked meats.


9) Crêpes and Galettes, France

For a country that invented fine dining, the crêpe is astonishingly simple. There are two basic varieties, the savory galette made from dark buckwheat flour and the white-flour crêpe reserved for sweet treats.

he complète version of the galette includes a fried egg with a sumptuously runny yolk. For a sweet crêpe, there’s always the hazelnut-chocolate spread Nutella or strawberries and cream, but don’t miss out on salted caramel or the simple pleasure of powdered sugar.


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10) Dumplings – China

Chinese dumpling generally consists of minced meat and finely chopped vegetables wrapped into a piece of dough skin. The skin can be either thin and elastic or thicker. Filling mixtures vary depending on personal tastes and region including meat,chicken, vegetables or sweet. These snacks have grown popular in Asia including coutries such as India, Afghanistan, Pakistan.


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11) Pani Puri – India

You can have this fried hollow puri made of wheat flour and filled with pani (liquid mixuture of spices, smashes potatoes and chilli). It also comes along with the sweet version of the same where you add sweet pani into the puri. It’s just awesome to have a plate of gol gappa’s as snack during any time of the day.


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12) Dhokla – India

Dhokla is a vegetarian food item that originates from the Indian state of Gujarat. It is made with a fermented batter derived from rice and split chickpeas. Every Guajarati eats 1.7 K.G dhokla per year means 600 million Guajarati eats almost 10 K.G dhokla with market revenue of 1000,00 million. per year with growth of business is almost 22% per year in Gujarat. This signifies that its so good that people keep on eating it as a hobby.


So which one of these snacks is your favorite. Comment below and let us know your favorite snack ever.

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