As many of those who have been travelling for a significant period of time will have already discovered, many countries offer street food which is, quite simply, unbeatable. However, many people are still unaware of the the delicious dishes which can be found in street cars and vans in cities around the world. With this in mind, here are just a few of the reasons why you absolutely should give street good a go.
Firstly, for those who are travelling on a budget, it is worth bearing in mind that street food is usually available at a fraction of the price which you would pay in a restaurant – especially those cities which tend charge tourists more than they would the locals. If you’ve taken steps to ensure that your travels are as in expensive as possible (such as staying in hostels, booking parking4less at the airport, or just taking hand luggage on the plane), then street food is another low-cost option which can prove extremely helpful. Often, the quality of the food is not below that which you would expect to find in a sit-down restaurant – the price is simply much, much lower.
Not only is street food delicious, it is often a good way to truly immerse yourself in the culture of the place you are visiting. Restaurants have a tendency to cater towards the tastes of their guests, meaning that those found in tourist hotspots aren’t always particularly authentic. Street food vans and stalls, on the other hand, are usually just as popular with the locals as they are with backpackers and tourists, so the dishes which you are likely to be served may well be more traditional. If you’re keen to experience the culture and cuisine of countries around the world, then street food can be a great way to do it.