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Vegetarian Street Food Around The World

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Street food is a delicious way to experience a new culture and try new flavors, but it can be a challenge for vegetarians. Fear not! This list of 25 vegetarian street food dishes from around the world offers plenty of meat-free options to satisfy your cravings.

Street market in Egypt.

Whether you’re in the mood for sweet or savory, spicy or mild, you’re sure to find something that hits the spot on this diverse list! Enjoy.

25 Vegetarian Street Food Dishes

Explore the world of vegetarian street food with this list of 25 delicious and diverse dishes from around the globe.

Dutch Fries with Mayo

A popular street food in the Netherlands consisting of crispy fries served with a generous portion of mayonnaise on top. Sometimes other toppings such as curry ketchup or chopped onions are added.

Dutch fries.

Pani Puri

A popular Indian street food consisting of a small, crispy puri filled with spiced potatoes, chickpeas, and tangy tamarind water.


A Middle Eastern dish made from ground chickpeas, herbs, and spices formed into balls or patties and deep-fried. Falafel is typically served in a pita with vegetables and hummus.


A popular street food in West Africa, dodo is a dish made with fried plantains. It can be served as a side dish or a snack and is often seasoned with salt, chili, or other spices.


A Korean savory pancake made with green onions and sometimes other vegetables.


An Indonesian salad made with boiled vegetables, tofu, and tempeh, served with a spicy peanut sauce.

Grilled Corn

Corn on the cob, is often grilled and then served with various toppings such as butter, salt, and cheese in Mexico, Peru, and other countries.

Grilled corn.


This popular street food from Colombia and Venezuela is made from a dough of ground maize or other grains, filled with cheese, beans, avocado, or other ingredients.

Banh Mi Chay

A Vietnamese vegetarian version of the popular banh mi sandwich filled with tofu, pickled vegetables, and chili sauce.


A Spanish dessert consisting of long, thin fried dough sticks coated in sugar, often served with chocolate dipping sauce.


A Dutch street food similar to mini pancakes made with a batter of flour, eggs, yeast, and milk, and cooked on a special cast-iron griddle until fluffy. They are often served with butter and powdered sugar.


A Chinese street food crepe made from a batter of wheat and mung bean flour, filled with eggs, scallions, and a variety of sauces.


An Israeli street food sandwich made with pita bread, fried eggplant, boiled eggs, hummus, and pickles.


Khao Soi

A popular Thai street food dish made with a curry broth, noodles, and vegetables, often topped with crispy fried noodles and served with lime and chili sauce.


This Georgian street food is a cross between pizza and bread. It is made with a yeasted dough filled with cheese, eggs, and sometimes spinach or other ingredients, and baked until golden and crispy.


An Italian street food made with a sweet, yeasted dough that is deep-fried and dusted with powdered sugar.


Samosas are triangular-shaped pastries from India stuffed with spiced potatoes, peas, and sometimes cheese.


A popular Egyptian street food dish made with rice, lentils, chickpeas, and pasta, topped with a spicy tomato sauce and crispy fried onions.



A crispy, crepe-like South Indian street food made with a fermented batter of rice and lentils. Dosas are often filled with spiced potatoes and served with chutney and sambar.


A popular street food in Nepal and Tibet, momos are dumplings made with flour-based dough and filled with vegetables and paneer cheese. They are typically served with a spicy tomato-based sauce for dipping.


A Polish street food dish consisting of boiled dumplings filled with potatoes, cheese, sauerkraut, or other ingredients, often served with sour cream or fried onions.


Roasted Chestnuts

A popular street food snack in many countries, including Italy, France, and Turkey, made by roasting chestnuts until they are tender and slightly sweet.


A dip made from mashed avocado, tomato, onion, and chili peppers, typically served with tortilla chips in Mexico and other Latin American countries.


A Bengali street food dish similar to Pani Puri, made with crispy shells filled with spiced mashed potatoes and tamarind water.


A type of savory potato pancake made from grated potatoes, eggs, and flour, that is typically served with applesauce or sour cream. The batter is fried in hot oil until crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

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