This collection of 25 Vegan Street Food Recipes is sure to inspire you! I've curated a list of incredible globally-inspired meat-free dishes that are packed with taste - but are easy to make.
Vegan Street Food
From vegan Indian street food recipes and Thai, to Jamaican and American, this list is a riot of spices and flavors. There are plenty of vegan street food dinners, as well as side dishes and snacks.
Whether you're vegan, plant-based or just trying to cut down on meat, this list is for you!
The recipes are all 100% vegan, and many are also low-calorie, keto, gluten-free or suitable for other diets.
Let the spices, herbs, and plant-based ingredients all take you on a street food journey around the world.
But not all the dishes are from far-flung corners of the globe. I've also got vegan burgers, hot dogs and even a vegan lobster roll.
So, what is street food? It's simply food and drink sold by a vendor in a public place, market or street!
For the past few years, a proliferation of food trucks have sprung up in Western countries, selling all manner of foods. But globally, street food has long been the place to get, often inexpensive, traditional food.
Think Mexican street corn on street stalls in Mexico City, soy sauce noodles on the streets of Phuket or banh mi served on the roadside in Vietnam.
But it's not all far-flung destinations. There are plenty of street foods to be found in the USA too! Think Philly Cheesesteaks (vegan versions, of course!), Pizza on the streets of New York or vegan corndogs from a food truck outside a baseball game.
Find out more about American Street Food.
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Vegan Street Food
Be inspired by this collection of International Vegan Street Food recipes!
This pan-fried Asian Tofu with Spicy Garlic Sauce is quick, easy and packed with flavour! It’s a great midweek vegan dinner with a tasty Chinese sauce that’s sweet, spicy, salty and savoury. Ready in just 30 minutes.
Jamaican Jerk Tofu Skewers with vegetables are full of great taste and are super easy to make! Grill them on the barbecue, grill pan, pan fry or bake. This easy vegan recipe is mind-blowingly delicious and ready in just 15 minutes.
This simple and flavourful Asian-inspired vegan noodle salad is quick and delicious, especially with pizazz from the easy peanut sauce.
This tasty vegan Pad Thai is ready in just 15 minutes! It’s full of flavour and fresh veggies with a little chilli kick and crunchy peanuts. Made with rice noodles, it’s also gluten free.
Make these flavorful Persian inspired Grilled Tofu Vegetable Skewers in just 20 minutes!
Vegan crispy duck? Oh yes! Seasoned roasted cauliflower makes an easy and delicious meat substitution. I’ve then added easy homemade pancakes and plum sauce. This is a delicious vegan homemade version of the classic Chinese street food dish.
Vegan pulled Jackfruit Bao Buns are so easy to make and taste divine. This dish brings together a delectably seasoned Chinese sauce with pulled jackfruit, tangy pickled onions and soft, delicate bao buns. Ready in 30 minutes.
Burgers are a great Western street food! This super-quick vegan bean burger is packed with flavour and soooo easy to make – within 15 minutes! Tasty with mustard mayo.
These tasty Vegan Fajitas are bursting with delicious smokey Mexican flavor. The mushrooms give a dense ‘meaty’ texture that’s perfect alongside the peppers. It’s an easy, satisfying vegan dinner that’s ready in 15 minutes!
Mini lentil tacos are a fun vegan dinner, or great Mexican appetizer for parties. The mini taco shells are easy to make or you can shape them into bowls. Fill with a delicious easy lentil taco meat for delicious Mexican street food.
A mini version of Mexican Street Corn! This elote corn recipe is made with baby corn so it’s a great appetizer or vegetarian party food. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo, Day of the Dead, cookouts and picnics. They’re super easy and you can make the on the grill or stove. 10 mins prep time and 10 mins cooking, and only 115 calories per serving. Easy!
These Spanish beans with tomatoes and smokey sweet spices are so easy to make in one pot in less than 20 minutes with just 7 ingredients. Only 125 calories per serving, this Spanish bean stew recipe is perfect as tapas, main meals or a side dish.
These aromatic baked vegetable pakoras combine fragrant garam masala and earthy turmeric with gram (chickpea) flour to create fritters with the vegetables. They’re also vegan and gluten-free and only 39 calories each! You only need 6 ingredients and 25 minutes.
Vegan Bao Burgers with Peking Tempeh
Tasty Chinese street food! With sweet hoisin and maple, five-spice and salty tamari, these vegan bao burgers with Peking tempeh are a celebration of contrasting flavours and textures. Soft pillowy bao buns provide the perfect balance to the robust Peking tempeh and fresh, crunchy herb salad.
This Brazilian gaucho potato salad brings together the best summer flavours – from charred new potatoes and grilled sweetcorn, to peas, carrots and apples – all in one delicious dish.
Make your own quick and tasty carrot hot dog with pureed veggies and lentils to give them a delicious taste and fine ‘veggie dog’-like texture. They’re fast, easy and full of goodness.
Easy Falafel Wrap Recipe with Tahini Sauce
A favorite from NYC carts! Find out how to make quick and easy falafel wraps with canned chickpeas, veggies, flatbread, and homemade tahini sauce for the most delicious lunch or dinner.
Burgers are a classic American street food, and these ones are green! These vegan pea spinach burgers are super quick to make, healthy and taste delicious. It’s a tasty veggie burger recipe that’s packed with goodness and comes together quickly.
Don’t these tortilla bowls look great? They’re fun, but so easy to make. I’ve filled them with a salad of chipotle black beans, and barbecued corn, potatoes, mango and peppers. A tasty vegan street food from Mexico.
This is a vegan take on classic North American 'wings'. Cauliflower wings are a great vegan/veggie alternative to chicken wings. They have a crispy coating with herbs and spices and are endlessly moreish. The roasted cauliflower gets a dense, soft and, dare I say, ‘meaty’ texture.
Vegan Philly Cheesesteak
Vegan Philly Cheesesteaks made with marinated portobello mushrooms, sautéed onions and peppers, and homemade vegan cheese sauce for a healthier spin on this classic sandwich. A classic Vegan American street food.
Lemongrass Tofu Bahn Mi Pita Pockets
Classic Vietnamese street food - made vegan. These lemongrass tofu bahn mi are made with pita pockets and a lighter and gluten-free version of the classic! They are packed with marinated tofu, crispy veggies and mayo.
Roasted Cauliflower Street Tacos
These Roasted Cauliflower Tacos are just like you'd get at a street food stall. They have a quick slaw and avocado cream sauce and are a quick and delicious way to load up on veggies this Taco Tuesday!
Thai Vegan Kebab with Curry Peanut Sauce • Healthy Midwestern Girl
This Thai-style Vegan Kebab recipe brings tasty red curry squash & tofu satay flavors together on a stick. Tasty Thai vegan street food.
Easy Vegan Maine Lobster Rolls (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free)
Nothing screams New England summer than a lobster roll! These Easy Vegan Maine Lobster Rolls are gluten-free, allergy-free, meatless, and fit for everyone to enjoy! A simple, healthy, and delicious recipe that redefines this classic fast-food sandwich!
Vegan Tofu Yakitori Skewers (GF)
Yakitori chicken skewers are a Japanese street food staple and these Vegan Tofu Yakitori Skewers are super easy to make and just as delicious as the traditional version!