European Street Food
Are you considering taking a trip around Europe? Prepare yourself for some delicious street food! These inexpensive meals are a fantastic way to experience a country’s cuisine without breaking the bank. It’s also wonderful if you have a short time in a place but still want to cross things off your bucket list of foods to try. It’s not always desirable to squander your valuable time dining out. Pick up these reasonably priced, regional treats on the fly, and don’t forget to document the event with a food selfie!
Kebabs: Street Food of Armenia: Kebabs
Although kebabs, skewers of grilled, minced or chunked meat, aren’t specifically Armenian, we discovered that a kebab enclosed in flat-bread (lavash) was the go-to street food when we needed a quick and simple Armenian snack.
Street Food of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ćevapi
It’s not easy to avoid being overcome by the wandering aroma of Cevapi, the national cuisine of Bosnians and Herxegovinans made with grilled meat, as you stroll around downtown Sarajevo. A ring of flatbread is often wrapped around five or ten minced beef logs when cevapi is served. Our favourite combination is kajmak and onions (thick cream). After one of these dinners, you won’t require food for many days.
Street Food of Germany (Berlin): Döner Kebab
Döner kebabs are renowned as the most satisfying, inexpensive food in Berlin. However, Mustafa’s in Kreuzberg on Mehringdamm
Street is not any ordinary döner. Instead of red meat flakes,
Mustafa’s spindle releases shavings of chicken pressed with
roasted veggies and is presented with a delectable combination of sweet potatoes, salad, potatoes, freshly squeezed lemon, feta-like cheese, and mystery sauce.
You may choose pure vegetarianism if you are a vegetarian. Then, when you see the extended queue winding down the street, you’ll know by yourself that you’ve reached Mustafa’s place.
Street Food of Greece (Crete): Bugatsa
We spent a lot of time eating on the beautiful island of Crete, which is not surprising given the variety of flavours. However, before we left, we were told to taste the amazing bugatsa, a pastry stuffed with cheese and cream and dusted with icing sugar, in Heraklion, the island’s capital.
The most well-known Bugatsa is offered at a beautiful bakery, Kipkop, established by Armenian settlers in 1922, whose offspring continue to serve the meal using the same original recipe.
Street Food of Hungary: Langos
Who could resist sour cream-covered, fried bread? The Hungarian langos is a perennial favourite because of this. If the peculiar aroma of langos does not entice you at first, enter practically any market in Hungary and you will undoubtedly find it.
Street Food of Italy (Naples): Seafood Fritto Misto
Fresh ingredients are everything in Italian cuisine. It is why even the most straightforward foods are tasty. And this is especially true in Naples, a culinary haven in the country’s south. Our favourite street food in this exquisite city was the basic cuoppo Napoletano filled with fritto misto, despite the fact that Naples is famous for its love of all fried things, including mixed fried items and pizza fritta (yep, fried pizza)
Seafood and Fresh fish (squid, prawns, octopus, clams, etc.) are lightly fried and served in this plain paper cone right from the Pignasecca market fish vendors. Don’t despair, vegetarians; fritto misto may also be prepared using fried zucchini, aubergine, and other vegetables. Both delicious and filling.
Street Food of Malta: Qassatat
A typical Maltese savoury pastry known as a pastizzi, qassatat may be found around the island. They have a hole at the top so you can view the fillings and they are circular. Peas and ricotta are common fillings, but our favourite was the one stuffed with spinach.
Despite their appearance, they are rather hefty due to their flavorful contents. On our day hikes down the beach, we packed two qassatat from one of the best pastazzi kiosks at the Valletta bus terminal, which provided for a delectable and filling picnic lunch.
Street Food of Portugal: Pastel de Nata
Lisbon’s streets are lined with these unusual, flaky-crusted, custard-filled delicacies that are quite addicting. Nuns in the adjacent city of Belem are thought to have created the first pastel de nata, using leftover egg (yellows) to create the pastry’s distinctive custard stuffing.
It is tough to resist sampling one of these gorgeous pastries with a bica at every Portuguese shop that has one on display in the window (local espresso).
Street Foods of Turkey: Borek
Turkish street food is worth trying. Unfortunately, the market in Europe is saturated with a lot of awful and lousy Borek (stuffed with thin pastry). But, Turkish Borek is something different. We became frequent customers of these crunchy cheese-stuffed Borek during our stop in Istanbul on our way to Iran.
Street Food of Ukraine: Varenyky
I enjoy all kinds of dumplings, but Ukrainian varenyky are my all time favorite.
Usually, these small dumplings are filled with minced chicken or red meat, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, or cheese. Typically, you have the option of either steaming or frying them. Fried onions are used as a topping, and it is served with smetana (sour cream). Every Ukrainian cafeteria or restaurant serves varanyky, which are also served at all local festivities.
Street Food of Spain: Churros con chocolate (Churros with hot chocolate)
The most well-known and scrumptious Spanish dessert is so basic that it almost seems brilliant. However, it is not something we are inventing; everyone would put this delightful sweet dessert on their bucket lists while visiting Spain.
However, given that everyone is aware of it, we thought we’d add some additional information to make you seem like a true expert. In this manner, you will be able to choose the ideal churros when you decide to experience the well-known Spanish treats!
The churros you ate as a child in the amusement park are not the same as the churros in Spain! Spanish churros are a crisp and tasty snack that will brighten your day! The chocolate-covered churros were bliss.