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World’s best street food cities revealed

Asian cities dominate, but Sydney rates highly

Street dining provides some of the best experiences travellers can have abroad. But for which cities should street food obsessed travellers aim, for the greatest experiences? 



Travel website My Late Deals has gathered data on 30 of the best street food cities in the world, basing its rankings on vendor numbers, affordability, variety of experiences and hygiene standards – and it found Hong Kong to be the best place in the world for road-side dining. 


In the Street Food Index, HK beat Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, Singapore and Mumbai to the top prize, proving that when it comes to street food experiences, Asian metropolises rule. 


Rounding out the top ten best cities were Rome, Tel Aviv, Sydney, Mexico City and Portland. 


The inclusion of Australia’s largest city is an interesting one, with Sydney beating Asian food capitals Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei, as well as culinary giants Paris and NYC, among many others, in the index. 


The only Australasian city to appear in the index, the Sydney scored well for overall vendor numbers and sanitation, but poorly for affordability. 


Hong Kong, where diners can enjoy such dishes as dim sum, curry fishballs and cheung fun rated highly across all categories, but slightly lower for price. 


For the full list of cities, how they ranked, and the methodology used, click here.



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Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 31 January 2020

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