It’s come to my attention that I’ve become known for my, as one friend puts it, “street food foraging” style of eating while traveling. I often say I like to eat my way through continents and it’s true. Street food foraging is not simply just eating a meal at a street stall or food stand. It’s more of an art. It’s the resolve behind dedicating oneself to pick up only bites, bit literally walk through a city and taste it, picking up a snack here and a bite there.
Street food foraging resembles the tapas style dining I enjoy so much while at home. Instead of sitting down to one meal, I enjoy a few. I don’t need a whole plate of one thing, I’d much prefer little bites of many.When traveling this couldn’t be more true. Food is a great window into a culture. The little bites we pick up along the way are insights into the history, religion, geography and people that define a place. The compilation of these tastes are some of the best meals I’ve ever had- like a seven course chefs table, only in my version, each plate is served at a different street stall.
I’ve already planned my street food tours for my upcoming trip to France, Croatia and Montenegro. Along with experiencing the visual beauty of each destination, I plan on indulging in the gastronomic delights of each as well. And yes, while I do enjoy sitting down for a meal (and have a few reservations confirmed already), I enjoy my renegade style of eating much more.