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Vegan street food

What are some of the vegan street food that you know of around the world?

germany - pommes frites!!!!!!!!!!!!
england- chips!!!!
oh yes, roasted chesnuts - france
pretzels(maybe)
i know in some places, atlanta specifically, they have falafel stands

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Churros

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Yes! Falafel is vegan, and SO good! Falafel pita with lettuce, tomato and tahini and/or hummus... mmmm!!! Delicious.  My favorite truck used to have a $5 lunch bargain; the falafel sandwich with a cup of vegan lentil soup and a can of soda.

The guy who worked the truck was so sweet. He and his wife came to america from the middle east. Both were/are appalled at the eating habits in the U.S. Not eating meat is not only a religious issue, but a health one as well. In America, he doesn't eat any meat at all, for both reasons, and likewise, doesn't serve it. I miss him. :/

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Churros

Churros aren't usually vegan :( Sorry

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Churros

Churros aren't usually vegan :( Sorry

I was under the impression that they were.
Yabbit has a authentic, yet vegan recipe on here. (It's good!)
I suppose the sugar may not be vegan at a street vendor.
Or maybe not the super processed pre-fab kind at disneyland/theme park... they probably have some hideous thing in them.

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Churros aren't usually vegan :( Sorry

Take it from a Spaniard, they are! They only contain flour, water and olive oil, and maybe a little salt. What you eat them with is up to you. Spanish people (and Spain had the recipe first, remember) don't put sugar on churros; you dip them in your coffee or cocoa.

I can't even imagine what animal ingredient you could put in a churro and still have it be a churro.

There is a recipe for churros on this site, which I got from a woman in Madrid whose father ran the most famous churro bar in Spain--also the oldest--right across from St. Gines Church. It was in existence for nearly 100 yrs until her dad retired and she didn't want to take it on. A sad day for all of us. The closure of Churrería San Gines actually made El Pais AND  ABC newspapers.

If you mean American-made "funnel cakes"--I couldn't answer for what's in them.

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So, I looked it up and it seems like most Churros you'd get in the US have dairy or even eggs in them! Eww! So pointless.

We get donners (kebabs, shawarma etc.) and have them only put the veggies/salad on, it's so good! Couldn't tell you if the pita/bread was vegan though...

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Churros

Churros aren't usually vegan :( Sorry

I was under the impression that they were.
Yabbit has a authentic, yet vegan recipe on here. (It's good!)
I suppose the sugar may not be vegan at a street vendor.
Or maybe not the super processed pre-fab kind at disneyland/theme park... they probably have some hideous thing in them.

I think most of the Spanish ones are but the southamerican variety you get in th US usually have egg in them.

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In Asheville you can get a veggie dog at the hotdog stand. Does that count?

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Hey, what about roasted chestnuts?
Do those have butter??

This is a good thread, did you have a reason for starting it startaurus, like are you going on a trip or something? Or was it just for the sake of conversation?

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Hey, what about roasted chestnuts?
Do those have butter??

This is a good thread, did you have a reason for starting it startaurus, like are you going on a trip or something? Or was it just for the sake of conversation?

Not in Europe, they don't even salt them. You might do that at home, but not on the street. But the ones on the street are so burned on the outside it's like chomping on coal.
Reminds me...I haven't seen a chestnut vendor since forever. At least 2-3 yrs. But  then I'm agoraphobic, I don't get out much....

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50 toppings guy in toronto, my friends and i drove from buffalo solely to get a veggie dog from 50 toppings guy and bubble tea at some tea place.  anyways.  50 toppings was awesome! mmmm.

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Pupusas!

Seem to be a pretty common street food in Guatemala, and I found them frequently with just refried beans inside. With tasty tasty salsa.

... I miss them. The ones here aren't the same.  :-\

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-mmmmm... chestnuts *drools*. we have them in the UK too, and i've been lucky enough never to have coal-esque ones over here.

they're very simply prepared- the skin/shell/outside bit is scored a little (so they don't explode), then they're thrown onto a barbeque style grill (with a fine lattice so they don't fall through).

you get a shovel load scooped into a small paper bag for a few quid. they're too hot to eat right away, so they warm your pockets while you wait with great anticipation, then you spend the next 30 mins or so walking around town trying to pry the skins off chestnuts one at a time, while trying not to massacre the skin under your fingernails and toast your fingers at the same time.

and as a reward for each epic effort of unshelling a chestnut, you get a mouthful of the lushest tasting thing that you could imagine looking like small, slightly shrivelled beige-yellow brains, and a pocketfull of slivers of fuzz, fluff, pith and chestnut shell, that you'll be cursing finding bits of for weeks to come.

-you can get sugared nuts at fairs and the like in winter in the uk as well. just shelled roasted nuts (cashews seem to be the big favourite), with sugar sprinkled all over them, heated up, so that the sugar sticks-often available with assorted optional spices and whatnot.

-vegetable samosas and springrolls are also excellent english street food- but mainly seen at outdoor street markets and more up-market car-boot sales, especially in bigger cities and more culturally diverse areas.

-jacket spuds with a liberal dousing of baked beans are also excellent when purchased on the street in winter. canned baked beans are almost always vegan in the UK.

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-jacket spuds with a liberal dousing of baked beans are also excellent when purchased on the street in winter. canned baked beans are almost always vegan in the UK.

Which reminds me of chips, eaten hot and greasy out of the paper as we walked through Pontypridd Market all those years ago....ah, memories! They had a great Indian chippy that actually had veg stuff on the menu! You could get fishandchips--or onion bahji and chips!  :)

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hehehe.... my dad had a stall on pontypridd market for while ... i spect i've had chip butties there once or twice  ;D i had chips and samosas for most of my childhood, on markets all over southern and central britain (an exciting upbringing, mine was!) its all a big blur now, but i could probably locate chip shops adjacent to markets in aberystwyth, llanethly, pontypridd, abertillery, brdgend, pontypool, abergavenny, llandydno, etc, just by using my vague recolections of the towns, and my 'genetically inbuilt market traders chipshop seeking radar'.  :D

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Which reminds me of chips, eaten hot and greasy out of the paper as we walked through Pontypridd Market all those years ago....ah, memories! They had a great Indian chippy that actually had veg stuff on the menu! You could get fishandchips--or onion bahji and chips! 
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What a terrific, seductive topic.

We got these wonderful, fried quick breads (flat like a tortilla with a hole poked in the center) in Peru.  They'd puff up.  So good with miel de azucar (caramelized sugar syrup with cloves).  Also, any kind of tropical fruit, there -- wheels of pineapple and watermelon, sugar cane discs in little baggies vended to people on the buses from baskets, steamed corn (it's not like American corn but it's good anyway) on the cob, various breads and tidbits, cocitos (pralines made from fresh coconut, "blonde" sugar -- turbinado -- and coconut water)... all of this in a place where vegetarianism is considered a health trend (yogurt and syrupy fruit in parfaits) and veganism would be difficult indeed.

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when I lived in germany I was just vegetarian, not vegan, and i remember eating those crepes with nutella in them. When it was in the 20's (F) and you were freezing your ASS off, the steamy crepes were soooooo good.

anybody had gluwein?

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Churros

Churros aren't usually vegan :( Sorry

Take it from a Spaniard, they are! They only contain flour, water and olive oil, and maybe a little salt. What you eat them with is up to you. Spanish people (and Spain had the recipe first, remember) don't put sugar on churros; you dip them in your coffee or cocoa.

I can't even imagine what animal ingredient you could put in a churro and still have it be a churro.

There is a recipe for churros on this site, which I got from a woman in Madrid whose father ran the most famous churro bar in Spain--also the oldest--right across from St. Gines Church. It was in existence for nearly 100 yrs until her dad retired and she didn't want to take it on. A sad day for all of us. The closure of Churrería San Gines actually made El Pais AND  ABC newspapers.

If you mean American-made "funnel cakes"--I couldn't answer for what's in them.

oh goodness. sitting in an outdoor cafe in Old Cadiz dipping churros in chocolate with my friend Matt is one of my favorite memories from my study abroad time in Spain :) And they most DEFINATELY are vegan, the chocolate isn't, however. My host mom used to make them all the time and gave me her recipe which I didn't have to alter at all :)

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