Ever since visiting Bangkok I’ve become quite a fan of “street food.” Alas, there is none to be had in Baltimore, but seriously, nothing beats a $1.50 taco from a cute street stand that you can walk right up to at nearly any hour. The top stand in Austin holds a special place in my heart as this delicious taco in the warehouse district of downtown led us to a fun salsa club where my best friend then proceeded to meet the man of her dreams (thanks to a great tip from the taco guy and an inquisitive friend who was determined to go salsa dancing). [Note: food stands are a great place to get local advice – where do you go to for local tips? check out this recent article in the Washington Post.]
This stand is from my most recent trip to Portland – no life changing stories out of that one, just a damn good taco that didn’t break the bank. I love how food stands were sprinkled all around the downtown parking lots in downtown Portland. Other stands had Greek, Thai and more – man, way better than my lunch plan for today!