15 Photos of Tantalizing Street Food From Around the World

15 Photos of Tantalizing Street Food From Around the World
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One of the best parts of traveling to a new place, arguably, is the food. 

And we don't mean eating restaurant-style; we're talking about late-night, no seating street food vendors. Street food is arguably the most authentic snapshot of a place — it's where locals grab their grub for usually low prices.

"But you know, food is everything we are," bonafide traveler Anthony Bourdain said, according to Slate. "It's an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It's inseparable from those from the get-go."

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Below are 15 photos of street food from around the world. Just try not to feel a little bit of wanderlust — or hunger. 

1. Currywurst in Germany

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In Berlin, a popular fast food item is fried pork sausage served with fries and topped with curry ketchup, called currywurst

2. Tanghulu in China

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These skewers of candied fruit can be found in most major Chinese cities. 

3. Takoyaki in Japan

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Takoyaki is a small ball of fried octopus and batter, cooked in a special takoyaki pan and topped with a sauce similar to Worcestershire sauce. 

4. Banh mi in Vietnam

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The banh mi sandwich is like a po' boy found in New Orleans. They use baguettes from the influence of French colonization. 

5. Arancini in Italy

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In Sicily, arancini are extremely easy to find — and delicious too. They're fried rice balls, usually stuffed with mozzarella or meat sauce, called ragu. 

6. Rou jia mo in China

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Rou jia mo translates into "meat sandwich," and literally is one. Most commonly, these babies are stuffed with pork (that are sometimes flavored with over 20 spices and seasonings.)

7. Tacos al pastor in Mexico

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Al pastor in Spanish means "in the style of the shepherd," and the phrase refers to the large slab of meat that is carved for the tacos al pastor

8. Arepas in Colombia

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Arepas are made with dough that uses ground corn. It's often stuffed with meat, avocado and different cheeses.   

9. Crepes in France

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These thin pancakes are all over Paris and can go savory or sweet (aka filled with Nutella.)

10. Jerk chicken in Jamaica 

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Jerk refers to the flavorful marinade, which is based on allspice and Scotch bonnet peppers. 

11. Khachapuri in Georgia 

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This bread is filled with gooey cheese and sometimes eggs. 

12. Langos in Hungary

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Langos is a deep fried piece of dough that's covered with sour cream and cheese. 

13. Bunny chow in South Africa 

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In South Africa, bunny chow is a popular fast food meal that's basically like a soup bread bowl but uses a loaf of bread and curry instead of chowder and sourdough. 

14. Vada pav in India

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This super cheap Mumbai street food is a deep fried potato in a bread bun.

15. Poutine in Canada

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In Montreal, fries are topped with gravy and cheese curds to become the decadent poutine

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Kathleen Wong

Kathleen is a branded content staff writer at Mic. She is based in New York and can be reached at kathleen@mic.com.

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