Street food trends continue to shape foodie culture across the country, with modern food trucks, innovative pop-ups and on-the-go specials just some of the methods employed by chefs and restaurants to take advantage of booming consumer demand for convenient, flavourful, globally-inspired options.
Now, food travel guide TasteAtlas has updated its 50 Best Street Foods list for 2022
, based on rankings from over 100,000 users from around the world. With options spanning 24 different countries, its list was topped by roti canai, the versatile Malaysian flatbread made with eggs, ghee and flour, traditionally served with dhal or various types of curry.
Coming in second was Lumpiang Shanghai, a deep-fried Filipino egg crêpe roll containing either sweet or savoury fillings that takes inspiration from Chinese spring rolls, while third place was awarded to Japanese karaage, which is technically a cooking term but, in this case, refers to Japanese fried chicken.
While we’re not looking to challenge TasteAtlas on its rankings, Egg Soldiers would have quite a different agenda if making a best street foods list, namely ranking global options based on their potential for the UK market going into 2023 and beyond.
So, taking TasteAtlas’ 50 Best list as a starting point and considering cuisine and ingredient trends in the UK, we reveal our top street food choices for 2023 (and why):