Capitals of gourmets: cities of the world with the most delicious street food
National cuisine is the business card of every country. The greatest charm and color is always transmitted through street food, because local residents cook according to their own unique recipes and with great love. Learn more about the top cities in the world with the tastiest street food
One of the highlights of any trip is getting to know the national cuisine of the host country. You can taste local delicacies both in fine restaurants and in small cafes or street food stalls.
In recent years, the popularity of street food has grown significantly, as most cafes offer restaurant-quality food at low prices to locals and tourists. According to research, street food is consumed by 2.4 billion people worldwide every year.
But which cities should you visit for the best street food? Experts at Radical Storage studied Tripadvisor reviews to discover the best places for foodies from around the world.
1st place - Paris, France
The world capital of street food is Paris. There are 350 establishments operating in the city, 76% of which received a rating of 4+ from visitors to the Tripadvisor platform. The establishments treat tourists to a variety of dishes, but the crepes are recognized as the best - the first step was taken by the La Creperie cafe, where, according to tourists' reviews, the crepes are the best in Paris.
In addition to pancakes and croissants, guests and residents can taste North African and Middle Eastern dishes in Paris. You can enjoy delicious falafel or homemade challah in the Le Marais area.
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2nd place - Athens, Greece
There are 222 street food establishments in the Greek capital. Tourists should try souvlaki and kuru, a pie with cheese filling and seafood. Athens is also known for its sweets, guests are advised to try loukoumades here - a type of fried Greek doughnuts.
3rd place - Rome, Italy
Pizza was recognized as the most popular street food in the Italian capital. Fast food establishments cut it into pieces and sell it at quite affordable prices. This makes pizza the perfect quick snack for those walking the streets of the city.
Roman establishments also offer take-away pasta, fried cod or deep-fried battered cod fillets. For dessert, you can try ice cream in one of the local gelaterias or candied chestnuts.
4th place – Barcelona, Spain
The local market La Boqueria has been recognized as the center of street food in Barcelona. There are also many attractive street food establishments in the city. Barcelona is the city with the most variety of street food. Here you can taste dishes from more than 50 cuisines of the world.
5th place – Budapest, Hungary
In the capital of Hungary, tourists prefer goulash. The national dessert is kurtyoshkalac, a traditional sweet pastry that is cooked over an open fire and sprinkled with sugar. Most often it is served with cinnamon or vanilla.
London (UK), Dubai (UAE), Lisbon (Portugal), Madrid (Spain) and Amsterdam (Netherlands) also made the top 10.
Interesting facts about street food in different countries of the world
The cheapest street food in Thessaloniki (Greece) has an average price of $5.65 per meal.
Also interesting is the fact that quite often the most popular street food is not national: Indian street food turned out to be the most popular in London, Dubai and Pattaya. In Copenhagen, Edinburgh and Dublin, Asian street food was the most popular.
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