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[RANKED] World’s 50 Best Cities for Street Food, Do Southeast Asian Cities Get A Spot?
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[RANKED] World’s 50 Best Cities for Street Food, Do Southeast Asian Cities Get A Spot?

Singapore has been recognised as the world’s best city for street food-obsessed travellers in 2019,” according to a survey by the CEOWORLD magazine, while Bangkok and Hong Kong placed second and third, respectively.

In the first index of its kind, CEOWorld magazine has ranked 50 cities from around the world to reveal the best places for street food-focused travellers.

According to CEOWORLD Magazine, the 50 cities were selected after reviewing numerous “best street food cities” lists and included those cities that appeared more than once. To get a figure for the number of street food vendors in each city CEOWORLD magazine analysed street food data in Google Maps. 

Singapore ranked number one in the world’s best street food for 2019, and Bangkok and Hong Kong came in second and third. Image: South China Morning Post
Singapore ranked number one in the world’s best street food for 2019, and Bangkok and Hong Kong came in second and third. Image: South China Morning Post

CEOWORLD magazine used Numbeo to find out the current price of an inexpensive meal in each city. Data from UNICEF was used to rank the cities by food hygiene. The Street Food City Index 2019 ranks the cities on 4 parameters: number of street food vendors, affordability, number of street food experiences, and food hygiene.

As reported in South China Morning Post, the study was conducted over three months from July 18, 2019, to September 19, 2019, involving 92,000 business travellers and 1,400 corporate travel agents in 86 countries.

Singapore style ramen at A Noodle Story. Image: Susan Jung/SCMP.com
Singapore style ramen at A Noodle Story. Image: Susan Jung/South China Morning Post

The Street Food City Index 2019 placed Ho Chi Minh City in fourth ahead of Mumbai, which was fifth, while Rome ranked sixth, and Tel Aviv seventh. The top 10 was rounded out by Sydney, Mexico City and Portland.

From quick snacks to movable feasts, here are the 20 best cities in the world for street food, as selected by travellers:

The World's 50 Best Cities for Street Food
The World's 50 Best Cities for Street Food. Image: CEOWorld Magazine

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