Can you imagine visiting Paris without having a crêpe? Strolling through Hong Kong and not eating an egg waffle? Passing up authentic jerk chicken in Jamaica? Trying street food is an integral of traveling to new places, and it’s a delicious window into new cultures, a taste of human history. In many countries around the world, if you’re skipping what’s being served on the street, then you’re missing out on more than just a quick, cheap lunch. We’ve scoured the globe for 20 iconic street-food dishes, from bánh mì to tacos al pastor, to add to your travel bucket list. Some will be familiar, some completely foreign, but all are worth a taste.
Michael Alan Connelly