Part of the thrill of a new year is the schedule of street food events that have been planned by food experts around the country – or even elsewhere in the world.
One of the highly-awaited street food events happens in Miami during the whole month of March. The event is known as the Calle Ocho Festival with a major 24 block street carnival party with live entertainment and street dancing.
New York has several street food events throughout the month of March such as the Children’s Food Festival in Bryant Park on March 1 and 2, the Smorgasbord which is a flea food market that ends in March and features over 50 food vendors, and the NY Vegetarian Food Festival, among many other events in the Big Apple.
Houston is hosting the International Street Food Festival also on the month of March which will feature dozens of food vendors and other events
If you happen to find yourself in the north of England for the month of March, Kendal Festival of Food is a 2 day event that starts on March 29. It promises to be a weekend of non-stop food offerings with live bands, culinary experts, and art shows.
Since St. Patrick’s Day is also celebrated in the month of March, there will be several events that include street food, parades, and cultural activities in New York, and other major US cities, as well as in places like Budapest which will be held on March 17 at the Szabadsag Square.
The Appeal of Street Food Festivals Compared To Buying From Your Regular Food Trucks
It’s in the air. It’s the smell of different types of foods, the excited buzz among food vendors, and competitive pricing in street food festivals that can make a huge difference from buying from the same food truck every day.
Instead of limited choices, a street food festival will have familiar brands and new food ideas to perk up your tired taste buds. Some festivals support worthy causes so it will serve a dual purpose to patronize the events. For example, the San Francisco Street Food Festival which does not take place in March but in August supports entrepreneurs and aspiring chefs. It is organized by a non-profit group called La Cocina and this year, they plan to offer a challenge to all food vendors similar to a food competition reality TV show. Exciting? You bet!