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The Street Food Selection


Terre Exotique's Street Food Collection



What is Street Food?

Street food, or street cuisine, is a global culinary phenomenon with origins dating back to antiquity. The earliest forms of street food can be traced back to the Egyptian, Greek, and Roman civilizations, where simple foods were sold in the bustling streets of cities.

Among the iconic dishes are the German currywurst, Hong Kong's bubble waffles, and of course, classics such as hot dogs, kebabs, and crepes. Each country has its specialties that reflect its culture and culinary history.



Immersion in street cuisine



At the heart of street food lies simplicity and authenticity. Stalls and food trucks don't claim to offer haute cuisine, but rather provide an honest glimpse into local gastronomy, often with recipes that haven't changed for generations. It's a form of cuisine that values the freshness of ingredients, quick preparation, and an affordable price for everyone. But beyond its apparent simplicity, street food is a condensed expression of a region's culinary culture, reflecting its history, traditions, and identity



Much more than just a meal


Beyond the culinary aspect, street food plays a crucial role in the local economy. For many small entrepreneurs, food stalls represent an accessible business opportunity, requiring relatively low investment but offering the possibility to reach a wide audience. Furthermore, street food promotes the preservation of local culinary traditions, playing a vital role in maintaining cultural identity in the face of globalization and the homogenization of tastes.



Street Food Trends

From food trucks to pop-up establishments, street cuisine is evolving into a refined gastronomic experience. Chefs from around the world are now drawing inspiration from popular street foods to innovate and concoct bold fusion dishes, skillfully blending different culinary traditions. For example, the Banh Mi, a traditional Vietnamese sandwich typically filled with grilled meats and aromatic herbs, has been reinvented by some chefs. They add their creative touch by incorporating typically French ingredients such as foie gras or brie cheese, thus pushing the boundaries of traditional taste. Menus showcase quality ingredients, innovative cooking techniques, and artistic presentations, all while preserving the essence and authenticity of traditional street dishes.




A culinary journey around the world


Every country, every city, every neighborhood has its own version of street food, shaped by its climate, geography, history, and cultural influences.

From the tropical beaches of Thailand to the Swiss mountains to the bustling neighborhoods of New York, each place offers a unique street food experience, reflecting the richness of its culture and cuisine.





Departure from North America


In North America, we find the bagel, an icon of the bakery both simple and sophisticated, captivating taste buds for decades. Originating from the Jewish community in Eastern Europe, this delicious round and soft bread is appreciated for its firm texture on the outside and tender inside. What particularly distinguishes the bagel is its unique manufacturing process: after being hand-shaped into a circle, the dough is briefly boiled before being baked, creating its distinct crust and dense crumb.

Bagelries, often run by Jewish labor associations, began to proliferate, and the New York bagel, larger and softer than its European predecessor, was born.


Learn more about the bagel 


Among Terre Exotique's assemblies inspired by North American culinary habits, we find






Stopover on the Texan coast



Designed to be thin and flexible, these breads are ideally suited to wrap a variety of tasty fillings, from grilled meats to crunchy vegetables, spicy sauces, and fresh accompaniments. Their light and flexible texture makes them perfect for filling and rolling without tearing, offering a practical and flavorful culinary experience


Learn more about the fajitas


Also originating from South America, you can find the following assemblies : 

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Stopover in Asia



This preparation of fermented, spicy, and flavorful cabbage is a staple in many Korean households and has also become popular worldwide for its unique taste qualities and health benefits. Made from Napa cabbage and a variety of other vegetables, kimchi is fermented with a combination of red peppers, garlic, ginger, and fermented sauces, giving it a complex and spicy flavor. In addition to its delicious taste, kimchi is also appreciated for its natural probiotics, which promote healthy digestion and strengthen the immune system.


Learn more about the kimchi


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Headed to Southern Europe



The pita, this round and flat bread is quickly baked at high temperature, creating an air pocket inside that makes it ideal for stuffing or accompanying with various ingredients. Its light and fluffy texture makes it a popular choice for sandwiches, wraps, and dips. Traditionally made from wheat flour, water, salt, and yeast, pita bread can be enhanced with herbs, spices, or seeds to add an extra touch of flavor.


Learn more about the pita 


Among the products stemming from European culinary traditions, Terre Exotique offers you to discover the following selection:

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End of the journey in the Middle East



Originating from the Middle East, these spicy chickpeas are typically fried until they achieve a golden and crispy crust, revealing a soft and flavorful interior. Traditionally, falafels are made from soaked chickpeas, mixed with fresh herbs such as parsley and coriander, aromatic spices like ground cumin and coriander, as well as garlic and onion. This combination of flavors creates an explosion of taste in the mouth, balanced by a pleasantly crunchy texture on the outside and soft on the inside.



Learn more about the falafels


Terre Exotique invites you to discover these two blends, also originating from Africa and the Orient:

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