10 Creative Street Food Stall Ideas
Ever considered starting your own food stall business or perhaps a food truck? Or maybe you’re in the industry already, looking for new inspirations on ways you can expand the food you are currently offering. We’ve got you covered. Here are 10 niche street food stall ideas for your business. That will surely leave foodies drooling for more.
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- Poke Bowl
- Grilled Sandwiches
- Pad Thai
- Giant Hot Dogs
- Corn On The Cob
Poke street food stall ideas
A common dish from Hawaii, poke, has been gaining quite a lot of attention over the last few years. Especially since people are taking a more direct conscious approach to their health and the foods they consume.
Poke ticks all the boxes for being a versatile street food business. A poke bowl normally consists of a base of sushi rice, topped with various fresh ingredients. Such as slices of vegetables and protein.
The hardest thing about preparing poke is cooking the rice. Preparation of the ingredients takes little time at all; therefore, you don’t have to worry about keeping customers waiting. Poke is healthy, colourful, and super tasty.
Grilled Sandwich Ideas
Sandwiches are a staple in British society. Better yet, upgrading the normalised sandwich concept by grilling them is an easy comfort food people love. Grease, cheese and carbs, the holy trinity of comfort foods. It is quick and easy to prepare, and you can’t really go wrong with grilled sandwiches.
To have it standing out from the crowd. Offer various types of gluten-free bread, or produce fresh from the farmer’s markets. This one is bound to be popular. After all, there is no sandwich more perfect than grilled ones.
Thai food- Pad Thai Stall
Why not spice up the streets with a small piece of Thailand? If someone says the words “street food” and “Thailand”, one of the first dishes that would pop into your mind would be Pad Thai. Pad Thai is a notoriously famous stir-fried rice noodle dish with a sweetly savoury, sour taste. And it can be served with crushed peanuts on top.
As a street-food idea, this one is brilliant as you can quickly cook it to order in a wok directly in front of customers. So they will know what they are munching on is always freshly made. There is nothing better than watching the food you’re about to eat being cooked right in front of you.
With such a cool name, bibimbap is bound to be delicious. As a street food business. It is a shame that bibimbap isn’t as popular as its counterparts. Bibimbap is a Korean rice dish served with cooked vegetables, a marinated protein (such as chicken, beef or pork) and with an iconic fried egg placed on top.
Usually, a side serving of gochujang (deep red chilli paste) is served on the side to add a fiery kick to the dish. Bibimbap is good to eat all year round as you can eat it hot or cold. So if you want to bring a fresh, authentic Korean dish to the street food markets, bibimbap isn’t a bad shout.
Giant Hotdog Street Food Idea
What’s better than a normal-sized hotdog? A giant-sized hotdog. The Frankfurt sausage is quick and easy to cook, ensuring that you can get tasty food out to customers quickly. Waiting is the worst part when it comes to food. To turn a hotdog street food stall/truck into a novelty, offering giant Chicago-style hotdogs. That will certainly catch some decent attention.
Some days, when you’re hungry, if you eat a burger, you’ll forget all about the bad things that have happened in your life. So you can’t fault a good chunky burger. To turn an ordinary burger stall/truck into something unique, why not offer an ostrich burger?
People crave novelty, and this will definably stand out from the crowd. You can also make your niche environmentally aware by only sourcing the meat from local farmers to reduce the carbon footprint. Burgers are juicy and visually appealing; no wonder they are a firm contestant in the street food stall business.
Not unheard of, risotto is gaining popularity, slowly starting to make an appearance in street food markets and is bound to stay. Risotto is a simple and hearty rich dish which is often considered too gourmet for street food. However, it has a creamy texture and can be quite healthy for you.
Although, unlike other street foods, it can take considerably longer to cook and prepare. It doesn’t mean there aren’t ways around this dilemma. You can cook large batches at a time, keeping it on low heat when it’s ready to serve. No waiting for customers here.
People love tacos because…well, they are tacos. Tacos are prepared with tender love and care, blatantly obvious as they shine through from the very first bite. A taco is a traditional Mexican dish and is, as we like to say, “fun-sized”, consisting of small-hand-sized tortillas topped with a variety of fillings. Due to its small size, it’s no surprise that you’ll get customers coming back for seconds.
In addition, tacos are easy to prepare and can offer unlimited recipes for what you can fill them with. On the healthy aspect, tacos provide a meal with all main food groups. Leaving your customers full, satisfied, and giving them something to taco-about.
Hear us out. Waffles can be eaten anytime, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, brunch and as a snack. Waffles are just simply divine and perfect. All you have to do is prepare the toppings and the batter, and then you are good to go for serving warm, fluffy waffles.
Corn on the Cob Stall
The Mexican street food called Elote really does need more recognition in the street food market, as it is absolutely delicious. Don’t mistake this for regular corn on the cob. Oh no, it is far better than that. It is perfectly grilled corn smothered in a sauce such as creamy mayo, sprinkled with chilli powder, lime and melted cheese. Perfect as a side snack and is also quite hearty to eat as a full meal. It is quick and easy to prepare, and foodies are sure to love it.
Street food stall ideas that are sure to flourish
A successful street food stall needs these three things: to be affordable, quick to prepare and tasty. Once you have these basics down, you can really turn up the notch in terms of uniqueness to really stand out from other vendors.