3 Street Food Markets Around the World You Have to Visit


If you love to travel and you love to eat, street markets are a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the local culture as you can see all of the amazing different types of cuisine that are eaten in the region. These markets always have extremely fresh ingredients, amazing dishes that you will be hard pressed to see elsewhere and provides an overall quality experience.

The French Market in New Orleans is the oldest street food market in the city and you have a great choice among oyster vendors, as well as being able to enjoy the amazing Cajun gumbo alongside the great live music.

As one of the oldest trading posts located on the Mississippi River, it has been through everything from civil wars to hurricanes and so on. It feels like Mardis Gras in this market thanks to the live music and traders singing and calling out to the passers-by. There are great po’boy sandwiches with the freshest of seafood.

Mercado da Ribeira in Lisbon, Portugal brings all of the capital’s best grub under a single roof, whether you are looking for Michelin star chef’s gourmet shacks or having traditional Portuguese snacks like their custard tarts. It is one of the main attractions in the city and it is ideally located near the heart of the city.

The Marche Sandaga in Dakar, Senegal brings an eclectic mix of Middle Eastern, European and African flavours together in one place. There is a French–type theme to the food as they were occupied by them until 1960.


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