Top 10 cities for street food

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  1. sobore
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    http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/07/20/travel-picks-food-idINL4E8IK3K120120720

    Summer holidays are definitely
    on by now and wherever you go there will be street food. In many
    countries that doesn't mean a hot dog on a bun, but a delicious
    celebration of culinary heritage. In honour of those
    mouth-watering meals abroad, the members and editors of travel
    website VirtualTourist.com (www.virtualtourist.com) have
    compiled a list of the "Top Ten Best Street Food Cities."
    Reuters has not endorsed this list:

    1. Bangkok, Thailand
    Few places in the world, if any, are as synonymous with
    street food as Thailand. For the variety of locations and
    abundance of options, we selected Bangkok, Thailand, as our
    number one spot for street food. Bangkok is notable for both its
    variety of offerings and the city's abundance of street hawkers.
    VirtualTourist members recommended Soi Rambuttri, a U-shaped
    lane off of Khao San Raod and near Wat Chana Songkhram, as a
    great spot in the old district of Bangkok. One member lovingly
    described his last meal there: after getting an enormous Pad
    Thai from a street vendor against the wall, he turned 180
    degrees to find an open air beer garden. Another highly
    recommended spot is Soi 38 near Sukumvit, which is almost like
    an evening food market, running until about 3 am, and very close
    to much of the city's best nightlife. Green Papaya salad bruised
    on a stone pestle, mango sticky rice, pad thai (stir-fried
    noodles with egg, fish sauce, tamarind juice, red chili pepper,
    and a combination of meat, garnished with crushed peanuts and
    lime), and chicken with green curry are all some of the Thai
    specialties our members mentioned finding in Bangkok.

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    1. Bangkok, Thailand
    2. Singapore.
    3. Penang, Malaysia
    4. Marrakech, Morocco
    5. Palermo, Sicily
    6. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    7. Istanbul, Turkey
    8. Mexico City, Mexico
    9. Brussels, Belgium
    10. Beachside Ceviche in Ambergris Caye, Belize
     
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    I can certainly vouch for Singapore. Six trips and delicious food.
     
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    Singapore is on the list... :)
     
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    These all make sense except for #10, about which I know nothing so cannot opine and Palermo, that does not seem a great street food place to me.

    I'd argue there are many, many other cities just as good, though.

    Helsinki, for example has magnificent street food along the harborside during the summer including one of the best paella to be had anywhere. The streets of Vieux Nice have quite spectacular outdoor cafes and street vendors during the summer. Istanbul and Penang are no match for those.

    That is the problem with 10 best lists. There are just too many competitors. It's easy to name Bangkok and Singapore, then fight over the rest of the world.
     
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    Palermo is a real surprise here, do not associate Italy especially with street food.
     
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    Love it!:)
     
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    Mind going into a bit more detail about Palermo and Belizean ceviche? Did the ceviche contain spiny lobster?
     
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    Come to think of it, a mileage run from Palermo to Belize City would be swell. If only the former colonial power still had a flight to British Honduras, I've always been interested in those flights.
     

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