Your Guide to the World's Best Street Food
Posted on 09/05/2017
Foodies scouring the globe for the best authentic street food can now do so with the help of a brand new interactive tool.
"The Best Street Food Across the Globe" from JohnSlots highlights the world's top street food markets, breaking them down by location, opening and closing times, types of food available and the area's most iconic dishes.
Users can filter their search by continent or type of food and even hunt for their next dish by markets or food.
The site features more than two dozen iconic street food markets across six different continents and more than 80 beloved dishes that travelers can add to their bucket list (if they haven't already).
Where to Start
Some of the best variety of experiences can be found in Kingston, Jamaica's Coronation Market, which has come to be known as the "Stomach of Jamaica." Visitors to the island's capital city should be sure to sample the jerk chicken and peppered shrimp.
London's Borough Market, The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey, and Beijing, China's Wangfujing Snack Street also stand out for their unique mix of styles and flavors. For the hungry and bold, the latter is home to deep-fried scorpions on sticks.
Amsterdam's Albert Cuypstraat is yet another diverse market boasting a must-try local staple in patat fries.
South America is also a phenomenal starting point. Travelers touring Lima, Peru's Mercado de Surquillo can dive into ceviche, which is raw fish marinated in citrus juices accompanied by onions, chilli and seasoning.
Cross the border into Chile and you treat your taste buds to some authentic abalone. This local favorite, which can be found in Santiago's Mercado Central, features large sea snails served up alongside lettuce and mayonnaise.
Exotic seafood lovers can also find one of the world's best-tasting snail soups in Marrakesh, Morocco's Jemaa el-Fnaa. This simple dish combines snails, seasonings and broth to form a satisfying snack.
PHOTO: London's Borough Market is home to some of the world's best street food. (photo via Flickr/Paul Hudson)