20 incredible vegan street food recipe ideas from around the world

Author: Rachel Smith

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Whether you live to travel or simply love to taste food from all over the world, these 20 vegan street food recipes are sure to inspire you!


Taste the world’s cuisines from the comfort of your kitchen with these vegan street food recipes. There’s something for everyone, from finger foods to full-on dinners.

Why not give some a try and learn just how tasty and varied vegan recipes can be?

Mexican Vegan Street Food

1. Ultimate Fully Loaded Vegan Nachos

Nachos are the ideal Mexican snack and sharer, and their popularity knows no bounds. These ones taste great homemade vegan cheese sauce and cauliflower walnut taco meat.

Nachos street food

2. Crispy Baked Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Taste the vibrant flavours of Mexico by filling these crispy tacos with all sorts of plant-based goodness. With choices of salsa recipe, you can adapt them to your tastes, too.

tacos street food


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American Vegan Street Food

3. Vegan Corn Dogs

If you’ve never tried this American favourite, now is your chance. The popular dippers are relatively easy to make and are definitely worth the effort of frying.

corn dogs street food

4. Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Three Ways

So perhaps these aren’t the healthiest options, but they sure taste great on a cheat day or when you’re craving some comfort food. The three different grilled cheese recipes will leave you spoilt for choice!

grilled cheese street food

Indian Vegan Street Food

5. Onion Bhajis

Equally good as snacks, starters or part of a shared main meal, these onion bhajis are seriously moreish. They require no special ingredients, although you might want a spiraliser to save you the tears of slicing the onions!

onion bhajis street food

6. Baked Vegan Samosas

There’s no frying required for these delicious stuffed dumplings. Instead, you stuff them with spice, peas, potatoes and peanuts, then bake them in the oven until they’re a lovely golden colour.

samosas street food


Italian Vegan Street Food

7. Easy Veggie Vegan Pizza with 20-Minute Crust

Pizza – the Italian street food staple. This recipe makes a beautiful pizza crust in 20 minutes, and it can be soy-free and nut-free as well as vegan. Sounds incredible, if you ask us!

pizza street food

8. Arancini

These crispy arancini balls are a great snack, best made when you have leftover risotto to use up. Filled with vegan mozzarella and rice, they are great for dipping! They can also be gluten-free if the right breadcrumbs are used.

arancini street food

Japanese Vegan Street Food

9. Homemade Vegan Sushi Rolls

Making sushi might seem daunting at first, but this step-by-step guide makes the process much easier. And sushi is packed with iodine, Vitamin A, magnesium and potassium, so it has health benefits too.

sushi street food

10. Vegan Yakisoba

This low-fat, vegan take on the traditional Yakisoba is much better for you and tastes awesome. And the best part? You can make it in 30 minutes, which is quicker than most takeaway delivery services!

yakisoba street food

Chinese Vegan Street Food

11. Steamed Vegetable Buns

If you’re feeling adventurous, show off your cooking skills by crafting these beautiful vegetable buns. Once you have the texture of the dough right, everything else falls into place.

buns street food

12. Vegan Sweet and Sour Tofu

Maybe you’re skeptical about tofu, but this sauce is tangy enough to add flavour to even the blandest substance. It’s also refined sugar-free, making the whole dish healthier than traditional sweet and sour.

sweet and sour street food

African Vegan Street Food

13. Kelewele or Aloco (Spicy Fried Plantains) from Ghana

According to this blog, every country in Africa has its own range of fried plantains. Try out this essential African appetizer in a mere 35 minutes, pairing them with peanuts or serving them as a side.

14. Nigerian Akara: Black Eyed Pea Fritters

These black eyed pea fritters are traditionally served alone, with a side of starch like porridge, with a kaani dip or in a burger. Experiment with the flavours and textures to find what you prefer!

English Vegan Street Food

15. Beer Battered Tofu Fish and Chips

You can’t really get much more British than this! Tofu is used to replace the actual fish, with the nori maintaining the classic taste of the sea. Serve with piquant tartare sauce, salt and malt vinegar.

16. Vegan Cornish Pasty

Try a vegan take on the ‘national dish of Cornwall’ with this exciting recipe. It tastes just as good without the beef and turnip, and has a slightly curried feel, making it a perfect warming dinner.

Spanish Vegan Street Food

17. Lightened Up Patatas Bravas

Indulge yourself in this glorious Spanish starter, especially as this version is lighter on the calories than the traditional recipe! That’s all the excuse we need.

18. Vegan Paella

Easily prepared in large quantities, this recipe is great for gatherings and get-togethers. Simply adjust the spices to your own personal taste, fry everything together and prepare for a tasty, filling meal.

Polish Vegan Street Food

19. Vegan Pierogi with Smoky Mushrooms and Caramelised Onions

Making these from scratch can be time consuming, but the result is definitely worth it! They are delicious served with cashew sour cream and homemade sauerkraut, along with fresh salad and/or roasted root veg.

20. Zapiekanka (Polish Baguette Pizzas)

These Polish baguette pizzas are topped with fried vegetables and covered in grated vegan cheese. Make your own ketchup for the fully homemade touch, and top with chopped spring onion. Yum.

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Written by

Rachel Smith

Having launched the brand's digital presence in 2015, Rachel shares her love for animals and the planet through her work as Vegan Food & Living’s Digital Editor. As a passionate vegan for over eight years, Rachel loves creating delicious vegan dessert recipes for her award-winning blog, Rawberry Fields. Rachel's recipes and photography have been featured in numerous international print and digital publications including the Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Thrive, and Buzzfeed. You can follow Rachel at @rawberryfields

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