To those who once perceived street food as ‘regular people food’, the joke is on you because it has gotten really sophisticated nowadays. Street food is the new thing and it’s only the beginning of this rising gastronomical trend. The overpopulated metropolitan cities picked up on this eating habit a while ago. From Berlin up to Camden, there are loads of food markets where you can explore overly delicious dishes from all over the globe. On the contrary, it’s only now that the small cities are hopping on that bus. But where in the name should you be getting your street food when traveling abroad?
Paris too has a lot of spots to go all in. Besides the fashion week hassle, a human has to eat too. And that’s when Paris gets very cozy: at parties and dinners. One particular place in Paris we loved last time we visited was Cantine California, serving authentic and tasteful Californian food in the city of light. It’s not only their use of organic products that make this street food restaurant feel like home when in Paris. It’s more their daily fresh baked bread and artisanal tortillas.
Address: 46 rue de Turbigo, Paris 75003.
Call it underground or the greatest European city, Berlin is truly a city full of surprises. Well, it is especially if you’re traveling solo. But that’s the fun part about food markets you actually get to meet new people. So why not share your story and your food with them. We suggest two places: Markthalle Neun and Shiso Burger.
Situated in Kreuzberg, Markthalle Neun is a pretty good example of how to shop different kind of products from around the world. In an authentic food hall setting, you get to taste the world. From various vegetables to the best coffee flavors. So if you’re ever in Berlin (alone or accompanied) do not hesitate to visit. On top of that, every Thursday they organize something called Street Food Thursday.
Address: Eisenbahnstrasse 42/43, 10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Keine Zaubershow, aber trotzdem ein bisschen magisch. Nicole, Barista bei @roeststaetteberlin in Mitte hat heute #kaffee im #syphon gemacht. Habt ihr probiert? War es das erste Mal? Wie hat’s euch geschmeckt? ——- No magic show, but it still felt like some wizardry is involved. Nicole, #barista at @roeststaetteberlin in #berlin Mitte has been brewing her #filtercoffee today with a syphon. Have you tried it, maybe even for the first time, today? How did you like it? #berlincoffee #berlincoffeefestival #bcf2017 #berlincoffeefestival2017 #kaffee #specialtycoffee
Shiso Burger in Berlin Mitte
First of all, what makes Shiso Burger a hotspot is the fact that it’s situated in the artsy district of the city. So it’s more than logic that after art-seeing you’d want to grab a burger on the way. Also, the menu has freshly made Asian burgers for vegetarians and meat lovers. If you’re ever visiting Auguststr. give it a try!
Address: Auguststr. 29c, 10119 Berlin Mitte
LOA street food bar
The next best place on our street food list is LOA street food bar. Until now, we still can’t forget our very first time we ate, LOA’s fried chicken and Pad Thai. It was a true eye-opener. In Antwerp, the street food trend isn’t huge like in the metropolitan cities. But in a small city like ours when a new restaurant opens we’ve all heard about it. So if visiting Antwerp is on your bucket list, make a turn at LOA’s place.
Address: Hoogstraat 7, 2000 Antwerp
Broadway Market in London
Whether it’s lobster, burgers or gelato ice cream you desire, Broadway Market is the place-to-be for ready-to-eat lovers in East London. Hackney has quite to offer when it comes to street food. Apart from visiting vintage shops and art galleries when in London. The Broadway farmer’s market will not disappoint you! If back home you usually visit your local market on Saturdays, this one is even better. Depending on where you live of course.
Address: 38-44 Broadway Market, London, E8 4QJ.
Camden Food Market in London
Street food in Camden is just different. While being a hotspot for foodies and the style-savvy of London, this area has it all. The Instagram worthy graffiti walls, concert venues, sneaker shops, thrift stores, food stalls serving European and Asian dishes, as well as 100% vegan cuisine. Thank god for this street food trend, which makes London even more pleasant everytime we visit the city. And let’s be honest, food does make a city trip even more successful.
Address: Camden Market, West Yard, Camden Lock Place, London, NW1 8AF.
Photo credit: Instagram, LOA, Camden Market