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Street Food

The most common kinds of public dining across the globe fall into the broad category of “street food.” About 2.5 billion people eat some form of it every day. Most people think of street food as dishes made quickly, sold by vendors in the open air, and eaten out of one’s hand. Venues could be vending places in city streets, in urban and rural marketplaces, and at fairs and festivals. Usually, the foods are carried on trays or sold from various kinds of stalls or from mobile vehicles such as food trucks or bicycles. A broader definition might include vending machines, which often replace human vendors in public spaces. The kinds of foods sold also differ depending on the country or region, the social and ...

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