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Urban Adventures publishes 2020 list of best street food destinations

Jan 17, 2020

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With the annual arrival of countless Where to Travel This Year lists, global day tours operator Urban Adventures wants to give you a different kind of resolution to add to your 2020 travel plans: where to eat on the street.

Now in its second year, the annual Street Food 50 list highlights 50 of the best street food vendors from around the world, handpicked by Urban Adventures’ global network of nearly 2,000 local guides, who include not just foodies but also beer experts, sommeliers and chefs.

The list covers six continents and stretches from well-known foodie cities such as New York to unexpected culinary destinations like Irkutsk in Siberia.

“Street food has become a darling of the international food scene, no longer considered just cheap and convenient eats, but places that foodies will actively seek out, and in every destination,” says Tony Carne, Managing Director of Urban Adventures. “Even Michelin has embraced the quality and importance of street food to the world’s culinary culture, granting stars to street food stalls in cities like Singapore and Bangkok.”

The largest day tours operator in the world, Urban Adventures offers over 1,300 unique itineraries in 160 cities, with every tour designed to support local independent business and entrepreneurs. Food tours are the brand’s most popular product, and many of the picks on the Street Food 50 list are featured stops on their best-selling food tours, including a Peameal bacon sandwich on Toronto’s ‘When Pigs Fry’ tour, and Ningyo-yaki desserts on Tokyo’s ‘Made in Japan’ tour.

The cities featured on the list are: Antigua, Athens, Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Chania, Chiang Mai, Copenhagen, Delhi, Detroit, Dubai, Florence, Hanoi, Havana, Hoi An, Hong Kong, Irkutsk, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Krakow, Kuala Lumpur, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Marrakech, Melbourne, Mexico City, New York City, Osaka, Palma de Mallorca, Paris, Penang, Perth, Porto, Prague, Reykjavík, San Sebastian, Santorini, Seville, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tbilisi, Thessaloniki, Tokyo, Toronto and Venice.

The list mixes in already world-famous stalls with hidden neighbourhood gems, but in each case represents a place and a meal that locals truly love.

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About Urban Adventures

Urban Adventures are unique day tours that offer travellers the Best. Day. Ever. Led by passionate locals, Urban Adventures showcase a mix of world famous sites and hidden gems, while uncovering backstreets, local hotspots and quirky landmarks. There are currently over 1,300 Urban Adventures tours in 160 destinations around the world. Urban Adventures was launched by Intrepid Travel and WHL Group in October 2009.

Source: Tammy Burns, Urban Adventures

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