When we think about some of the most notable street food cities in the world, we often think of the likes of Bangkok, Hong Kong or even New Delhi. However, the US is also jam-packed with street food markets that cover virtually every cuisine imaginable.
Here we discuss the best three street food cities that you’ll find stateside.
1. Lexington Market – Baltimore
If you’ve got a passion for all-things seafood, then visiting Lexington Market in Baltimore is a must. While the marketplace was first erected way back in 1782, it hasn’t lost any of its charm.
The overarching concept of Lexington Market is that everything is local. Local vendors, local food, and of course – local flavors.
Although foodies are accustomed to a huge selection of seafood stalls, Lexington Market has since diversified into other local dishes. This includes the likes of Connie’s Chicken and Waffles, and a number of healthy juice kiosks.
If you’re keen to check out the street food delights of Lexington Market, you’ll be pleased to know that it opens its doors from Monday-Saturday, between 6am and 6pm!
2. FoodieLand – Berkeley
With Berkeley recently winning the top spot for the Most Cultural Student City in the world, it will come as no surprise to learn that its street food scene is simply awesome. While the city is home to a number of street food vendors year-long, a special mention must go to the FoodieLand Night Market.
With the night market held on multiple dates throughout Summer and Fall, locals have the chance to test-drive hundreds of dishes. This includes everything from Bred’s Nashville Hot Chicken, Bombzies BBQ Sandwiches, iLava Hawaiiaan Barbecue, and Jajana Cimol.
Those of you with a sweet tooth won’t be disappointed either. Whether it’s Kettle Corn, Fancy Flavors Macarons or Icicles – the Berkeley-hosted FoodieLand has you covered.
3. Variety, Variety, Variety – New York
New York is known globally for its somewhat humongous street food scene. This makes sense, especially when one considers the fast-paced hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. Whether you’re looking for a nostalgic New York hotdog, grilled steak and cheese sandwich, or a slice of ham and mushroom pizza, you’ll literally be spoilt for choice.
However, the options go far and beyond just local food. On the contrary, New York street food vendors cover practically every international cuisine possible – and then some.