Definition of street food in English:

street food


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’
    • ‘Singapore is highly developed yet rich in street foods.’
    • ‘Broadly speaking, developed countries have fewer street foods.’
    • ‘However, potatoes as street food in the early 19th century mostly took the form of hot baked potatoes and these were a seasonal trade.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Samosas are usually eaten as a snack, often as a street food.’
    • ‘Most street food evokes memories of the past, like wonton, noodles, buns soaked in mutton soup from the northern part of the country.’
    • ‘Chichingas, like kebabs, and chawarma, similar to a doner kebab, are popular street foods.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘Hong Kongers adore street food and snacks, but local fast fare might not love us, dieticians say.’
    • ‘These fluffy chickpea fritters from Israel are, to my mind, the finest street food of all.’
    • ‘They vary from stalls selling traditional street food to posh restaurants serving international cuisine.’
    • ‘This time he's peddling reimagined Asian street food at Spice Market.’
    • ‘I liked the recipe for Fritas, the mini hamburger street food eaten in Cuba.’
    • ‘Families strolled through the ancient streets enjoying the spectacle, buying cheap toys for the children, and snacking on street food.’