Definition of street food in English:

street food

noun

  • [mass noun] Prepared or cooked food sold by vendors in a street or other public location for immediate consumption.

    ‘Chinatown comes alive during the summer with night markets where hawkers sell sizzling street food after dark’
    [count noun] ‘the chefs have created dishes inspired by traditional street foods’
    • ‘They vary from stalls selling traditional street food to posh restaurants serving international cuisine.’
    • ‘Hong Kongers adore street food and snacks, but local fast fare might not love us, dieticians say.’
    • ‘I liked the recipe for Fritas, the mini hamburger street food eaten in Cuba.’
    • ‘Singapore is highly developed yet rich in street foods.’
    • ‘Many of the street foods available across the city, derive from village traditions and are packaged in plant materials such as banana leaves - natural wrappers which function as biodegradable serving dishes when unfolded.’
    • ‘Most street food evokes memories of the past, like wonton, noodles, buns soaked in mutton soup from the northern part of the country.’
    • ‘This time he's peddling reimagined Asian street food at Spice Market.’
    • ‘Samosas are usually eaten as a snack, often as a street food.’
    • ‘However, potatoes as street food in the early 19th century mostly took the form of hot baked potatoes and these were a seasonal trade.’
    • ‘Chichingas, like kebabs, and chawarma, similar to a doner kebab, are popular street foods.’
    • ‘Families strolled through the ancient streets enjoying the spectacle, buying cheap toys for the children, and snacking on street food.’
    • ‘Broadly speaking, developed countries have fewer street foods.’
    • ‘These fluffy chickpea fritters from Israel are, to my mind, the finest street food of all.’
    • ‘Drinking water and street food are generally safe.’
    • ‘Today our travelling party is debilitated by food poisoning (not me ... despite eating chicken and street food and god knows what else).’