|Street food in Europe|
While Europe may not have the hawker-stalls and food carts seen in south-east Asia, like people anywhere, they love good food. And while Europe has some seriously high-end restaurants, sometimes casual is the way to go.
Of course Europe is the ideal place to dine at a cafe or restaurant at tables spilling onto - where else but – the street!
Want some other ideas about other countries? Now get your tastebuds going with some of these:
This fellow needs no explanation. Right in Strøget, the busy main pedestrian mall of Copenhagen, he has his wafer-thin crispy crepes ready for action. Look carefully in the background, and you'll see Food & Travel's trusty photographer getting the opposite angle.
Near Nyhavn, on the waterfront and still in Copenhagen, here you have Danish ice cream at its source. Note the signature waffle cone as well.
Before we leave this lovely northern country, take a look at this! What an amazing way to keep up your fluids and vitamins. Scandinavians love their summer fruits, as well they might. The cool yet sunny climate ripens fruit to perfection, perhaps none better than strawberries. In Helsinki in mid-summer fruit barrows sell punnets of strawberries, and locals buy these, snack on them as they walk, tossing the green hulls onto the pavement.
But Scandinavia hasn't cornered the red fruit market it seems as here in Vienna, (above and below) are cherries and raspberries.
Then in Turku, Finland.....
an outdoor market, and in the early morning, a little chilly even in mid-summer .....
.........and evidence that Finnish strawberries are some of the best in the world. Is your mouth watering yet?
Britain does things a little differently. Food markets tend to sell to the shopper who is buying to take home, and if there are food stands they might sell traditional foods like whelks or jellied eel. While fish and chip shops will always make a living, if locals are after takeaway many times it's Indian they go for. However tradition prevails in places like the Portobello Market and slices of this lardy cake should go very nice with a cup of tea when you get home.
Festivals are always a good place to pick up something to munch as you enjoy the fair, or in this case the festivities associated with Tallinn's annual folk dance festival (watch the video too). Here we ate some of the best sugared almonds to be found anywhere.
Far in the south of France, in the Camargue, we came across this street sign for a meal we would have eaten inside, of course.
Sweet onions on a roadside stall in Languedoc, heading towards the Pyrenees.
... and the last of the morning's seafood after a busy market morning at Aix-en-Provence.
Yes, even in Europe, it would be possible to travel for days, sourcing your meals everywhere except indoors.
What are your tips for eating affordably on the road in Europe?
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