Street food is undoubtedly one of the most beloved trends in eating out nowadays. The impact of street food on the global market is huge mainly because street food gives you the opportunity to taste the culture of the place in its true form. No matter how authentic the restaurant food claims to be, nothing beats street food when it comes to knowing about the cuisine a little on the raw side.
From the good old days itself, street food has always been a part of every culture, but now it has evolved to a much more international concept where consumers get to taste street food from around the world in their own streets.
Like how we have popular cuisines available everywhere, street food is also growing its flavour profiles around the world, among which the current popular ones include Italian, American, Mexican and Pan-Asian.
The concept that started by vendors with no money to afford the rent for a space to put up a restaurant has now become something that is glamorously simple. In the last couple of years, the demand for street food increased among the modern consumers who are not ready to compromise on the quality.
People no longer expect inferior quality ingredients put in their food. They want locally sourced fresh ingredients as the food served at street food stalls are not made in bulk. Consumers expect that freshness and quality in the food they eat, that is also prepared in front of them taking care of one customer at a time.
It is a real-time task for the vendors to keep up with their customer expectations and also to offer interesting items on the menu adding their own touch to it. Without a fail, they manage to meet these market demands for which street food is known for.
It probably comes as no surprise that today’s street food trend on ‘world food’ is stemmed from the recent popularity of cookery shows, travel & food shows and social media influences. It’s amazing to see places that had street food limited to only a sausage or hot dog vendors have now streets and beaches lined up with gourmet food trucks and vendors selling food from around the world.
It cannot be left unmentioned that despite the effort being put into bringing good food to customers, street food is still reasonably priced, it’s fast and caters to our busy lifestyle in a much healthier way than any fast food chains.