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    Updated on Jan 20, 2020. Posted on Jan 19, 2020

    11 Cities That Are Basically Heaven For Cheap Street Food

    These places deserve a spot on any foodie's bucket list.

    The world is full of amazing places to visit, but if eating incredible and affordable street food is your prerogative, make sure to prioritize these cities.

    1. Osaka

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    Japan is teeming with amazing food cities, like Hokkaido for the freshest seafood on earth, Tokyo for yakitori worth flying for, and Kyoto for high-end kaiseki cuisine. But when it comes to cheap eats, you can't beat Osaka. Just 30 minutes from Kyoto by train, Osaka is home to Dotonbori Street, which is lined with street food vendors selling dishes like okonomiyaki (savory, fried cabbage pancakes), takoyaki (doughy octopus balls), and yakiniku (flame-grilled meats).

    2. Mexico City

    3. Singapore

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    If you've ever seen Crazy Rich Asians, you'll have a pretty good idea of the hawker stalls and bustling marketplaces that make up Singapore's vibrant food scene. Singapore is a melting pot of cultures, which results in diverse and delicious food influenced by Chinese, Indian, and Malay cooking. Some must-try Singaporean dishes include kaya toast (white bread topped with a sweet mixture of jam, coconut, sugar, and egg), nasi lemak (rice cooked with egg, anchovies, and peanuts), char kuey teow (stir-fried flat rice noodles), and Hainanese chicken rice (thinly sliced chicken served over fragrant rice cooked in fat, garlic, and ginger).

    4. Berlin

    5. Bangkok

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    Thailand's largest city, Bangkok lures in travelers from around the world with its floating markets, Michelin-starred food stalls, and sprawling night markets. Seek out Amphawa Floating Market — a feast for all the senses — for everything from exotic fruit like mangosteens and dragon fruit to super fresh seafood like juicy barbecue shrimp and octopus in sweet chili sauce. In the night markets, you'll find traditional Thai dishes such as pad see ew (stir-fried thick flat noodles), som tam (sweet and savory green papaya salad), and moo ping (pork skewers sold with sticky rice).

    6. Hong Kong

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    As you walk along the busy streets of Kowloon, through the wet markets of Wan Chai, and the seafood villages of Tai O and Lei Yue Mun, you'll be overwhelmed by a million smells and tastes. Street vendors sell shrimp shumai with chewy curry fish balls, thin slices of sweet and sticky barbecue pork over rice, steamed sheets of rice noodles with soy and peanut sauce, and fluffy egg waffles. While Hong Kong is inundated with high-end restaurants, you can just as easily find the meal of a lifetime at some nondescript stall on a busy city street.

    7. Marrakesh

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    As you explore the serpentine, never-ending streets of the Medina, you'll pass stalls piled high with fragrant spices from cayenne pepper to saffron, ramshackle restaurants serving tagines full of couscous and tender chicken, and carts overflowing with dried dates and pistachios. In the main square, Jemaa el-Fnaa, vendors ladle bowls of snail soup and barbecued goat and beef kebabs. If there's one place you can't miss, it's Merchoui Alley, a single street where shops serve day-long roasted and spiced lamb so tender it literally falls right off the bone.

    8. Seoul

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    South Korea's capital city is quickly becoming a food powerhouse. With its many markets and narrow alleyways packed with food vendors, it's easy to find mouthwatering street food almost anywhere you look: Gwangjang Market, Namdaemun Market, Myeongdong Alley, and Dongdaemun Grilled Fish Street are just a few places to start. You can taste tteokbokki (rice cakes in spicy pepper sauce), mandu (Korean dumplings filled with minced pork and shrimp), kimbap (the Korean take on sushi hand rolls), and pajeon (savory scallion pancakes filled with seafood).

    9. Tel Aviv

    10. Los Angeles

    11. Paris

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