International Street Food Festival

Finding fabulous new foods has to be one of the great joys of traveling.

And often street food is the best local food you can find – cheap, fresh and cooked right in front of your eyes.

Street food is … a roar of gas, a handful of this and a teaspoon of that, the scrape of a spatula against metal, some tossing, lifting and turning and maybe a shake of something on top — voila! — a taste sensation … made even more exciting by the bustle and noise of the street behind you.

What the world cooks up on tiny street food stands is simply astounding.

To celebrate amazing street food from around the globe, I invited some of my favourite bloggers to the world’s first online international street food festival – right here on The Dropout Diaries.

The Dropout Diaries' International Street Food Festival

The festival, which starts Monday March 12, will be a week of street food heaven – dishes from Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe and north America.

I guarantee the fabulous photos and wonderful descriptions of street food from around the world will make you hungry, will make you drool into your keyboard and will leave you with an insatiable desire to check the cost of flights to some far-flung corner of the world.

You’ll also meet some of the most amazing and good looking travel bloggers in the blogosphere. (You’ll be able to tell they’re amazing from their writing. To gauge their actual hotness, you’ll have to skip on over to their blogs to check them out. It’s not actually stalking. Promise.)

During the course of next week you will see … meat in a dessert, tea leaves in a salad, an Asian take on a cheesey greasy Quebec wonder and food that’s traveled far far from home.

Take a look at who’s participating in the International Street Food Festival:

Amy from Livin On The Road

Ayngelina from Bacon is Magic

Ben, the brother of Jessie from Wandering Educators

Christine from Christine In Spain

Dalene from Hecktic Travels

Fiona from Life on Nanchang Lu

Glen from Travelin Gringo

Jodi from Legal Nomads

Julia and Barry from Turkey’s For Life

Laura from A Wandering Sole

Laurel from Monkeys and Mountains

Mark from Migrationology and Eating Thai Food

Mette from Italian Notes

Nancie of Budget Travelers Sandbox

Nancy from Family on Bikes

Nora from The Professional Hobo

Raymond from Man on the Lam

Robin from A Lot of Wind

Sally from Unbrave Girl (winner of the 2012 Bloggie for Best Asian Weblog)

Shannon of A Little Adrift

Stephanie from The Travel Chica

Tiphanya from Avenue Reine Mathilde (in her first-ever blog post in English)

Stay tuned for more than 20 amazing street food dishes from around the world … right here … next week … on The Dropout Diaries.

(You might want to get some paper napkins ready to protect your keyboard.)

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By: Barbara

A career girl who dropped out, traveled, found love, and never got around to going home again. Now wrangling a cross-cultural relationship and two third culture kids.


  1. jan says:

    I’ve got my chopsticks ready!
    jan recently posted..THE GOOD OLD DAYS – NO?

  2. Aledys Ver says:

    Oh I think I’ll be drooling alright! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Aledys Ver recently posted..There is still Nederland beyond Amsterdam

  3. My pants are getting tighter just thinking about all that delicious food!
    Stephanie – The Travel Chica recently posted..Valdivia Knows How to Make Good Beer

  4. Sandra Foyt says:

    Yum! Can’t wait! I’m a big fan of Japadogs and other culinary delights only found on city streets.
    Sandra Foyt recently posted..How to Find Camps in the Capital Region: Day Camps, Summer Camps, and Enrichment Classes

  5. Sophie says:

    Looking forward to this series, Barbara ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sophie recently posted..Hiking in Tyrol with Oetzi

  6. Laurel says:

    Such a great idea, but it should come with a “don’t read this when you’re hungry” warning. Thank you for including me.
    Laurel recently posted..The Secret to Catalonian Style Paella

  7. Street food is indeed very tasty. This is very exciting! It will surely be an amazing event.
    Alexa Meisler recently posted..Rolandโ€™s Epic Adventures: Belmont Park

  8. Amy says:

    Oh, looking forward to this! And I’m so looking forward to Ursula’s suggestion … I think I gained a lot of weight when I lived with her in France!
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  9. Love this festival…can’t wait to read all the posts
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  10. Mark Wiens says:

    This is one of the coolest festivals ever! Thanks for organizing this and looking forward to the smorgasbord of tasty dishes!
    Mark Wiens recently posted..Backpacking Southeast Asia: The Ultimate Guide

  11. Nancie says:

    Can’t wait! i need a foodie fix!

  12. Cam says:

    What a fun idea!
    Can’t wait to see what’s cooking!

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