Cheap, authentic and supremely instagrammable – we LOVE street food and we know you guys do too. Eating street food is a not only a great way to eat well on a backpacker’s budget, it also gives you the opportunity to chat to locals and find out more about the dishes and traditions behind them.
There are so many different street foods out there, in every country, region and city. To help you on your foodie quest, we’ve put together a guide to the most iconic street foods from around the world that you must try – from falafel in Israel to currywurst in Germany – you won’t believe what you can find for under a fiver. Think of this as a starting point for your culinary explorations, and be sure to share your own must-eat street food suggestions in the comments below!
1. Chimney Cake in the Czech Republic
Trdelník aka “chimney cake” is both a novelty photo opp and a sweet treat all rolled into one! These spiral-shaped donuts are made by wrapping the batter around a large spit, which is then cooked over a grill, rolled in sugar and served with lashings of Nutella. What’s not to love!? Guaranteed to warm your cockles on a cold Czech morn.
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2. Masala Dosa in India
The humble masala dosa is indigenous to the Southern states of India and usually comes served with sambar and chutney. It’s cheap, quick and high in carbohydrates. Perfect for hungry adventurers on the go.
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3. Currywurst in Germany
Perhaps not the most sophisticated dish by sight but certainly not the wurst (lolololol). When you first touch down in Germany you need to make a beeline for this traditional dish, which is essentially a ketchup/curry sauce hybrid with chopped pork sausage and fries. Supremely tasty and ever so cheap!
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4. Falafel in Israel
Falafel is now one of the most popular street foods in the world, and can be found almost everywhere. But the phenomenon was said to be born in Tel Aviv, the coastal town of Israel. The classic Israeli falafel is a fritter of ground chickpea spiced with cumin, coriander, paprika, raw garlic, onion, and lots of fresh parsley. So it’s essentially a health food, right?!
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5. Baklava in Turkey
Made from many layers of pastry, oozing with syrup and pistachios and often crafted from a carefully guarded family recipe, Baklava is one epic sugar rush you MUST experience when you visit Turkey. A bag of these heavenly parcels is the perfect accompaniment for watching one of Istanbul’s famous sunsets with friends.
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