Destinations

5 of the Best Street Food Cities for the Foodie Traveler’s List

Bangkok

Why go: Street food is one of Bangkok’s attractions, especially for food lovers. The city is renowned for its thousands of vendors that sell delicious Thai dishes and treats from morning until night.
What to eat: Some of the best foods to try include, khao pad (fried rice), mango sticky rice, pad thai, som tam (green papaya salad), Thai coconut ice cream, and more.

Hong Kong

Why go: Hong Kong’s vibrant street food scene offers plenty of gastronomic delights. Foodie or not, you should not pass up the chance to explore the city’s culinary offerings and its world-famous dim sum as well as sweets like egg tarts. With so many delicious foods to try, prepare for a food adventure that is well worth your time and budget.
What to eat: Dim sum, cheung fun, noodle in a bag, roasted chestnuts, siu mai, stinky tofu

Istanbul

Why go: Finding street foods in Istanbul is easy. The hard part would be choosing which ones to try among the many scrumptious options available. You can expect to find a wide array of delicious dishes, sweets, snacks, and drinks that will leave you craving for more.
What to eat: Balık-ekmek (fish bread), dilli kaşarlı tost (grilled cheese sandwich with slices of beef tongue), gözleme (hand-rolled crepes), kokoreç (delicacy made from grilled offal), simit (round-shaped sesame enctrusted bread), and traditional Turkish ice cream among others.

Marrakesh

Why go: At night, Djemaa el-Fna becomes a foodies’ paradise with hundreds of food stalls setting up a mouthwatering array of foods for hungry and curious wanderers. Experience the outdoor dining with locals and tourists who are out to savor and enjoy delicious Moroccan dishes and other treats.
What to eat: M’smen (similar to crepe), milfiul (sweet pastry), orange juice, snail soup, and tagine

Singapore

Why go: Home to the first Michelin-starred street food hawker in the world, Singapore has no dearth of places you can go for some good cheap eats. The city boasts of centralized hawker centers where you can find a wide selection of Singapore’s multi-cultural cuisines.
What to eat: Hainanese chicken rice, kaya toast, kway teow (flat rice noodles), laksa, nasi lemak, and siew yoke (roasted pork belly)