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Boston's street food ranking

greygarious Apr 28, 2013 05:56 AM

HuffPost reports that, according to Cheapflight.com, Boston is #4 on its list of top 10 street food cities, below winner Hong Kong, Rio, and Paris.

For those who care about what is IMO a futile and moronic rivalry, NYC did not make the list. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cheapfl...

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  1. Luther RE: greygarious Apr 28, 2013 06:34 AM

    I guess they typo'd and wrote "Boston" when they meant "Taipei" or "Mexico City" or something?

    This is like the week of moronic food lists.

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    1. re: Luther
      teezeetoo RE: Luther Apr 28, 2013 06:55 AM

      Portland Oregon is so far ahead of us that I can't even make the leap here. I do so hate lists though it's also fun to hate them.

      1. re: Luther
        bear RE: Luther Apr 28, 2013 09:33 AM

        Speaking of food lists, how about Travel and Leisure naming El Sarape in Braintree one of the 50 best Mexican restaurants in the country?

        It been several years since I've eaten there, but that sure seems to be a stretch.

        1. re: bear
          foodieX2 RE: bear Apr 28, 2013 01:01 PM

          agreed! Best of Braintree? Sure. Best of South Shore? maybe. That's about as far I would go. My Cali friend almost choked when I told her. Good mexican food is what she misses the most since moving to this area.

          1. re: foodieX2
            lipoff RE: foodieX2 Apr 29, 2013 03:24 PM

            Has your friend been to some of the Mexican places in Waltham or East Boston?

        2. re: Luther
          itaunas RE: Luther Apr 30, 2013 06:29 AM

          I wouldn't rank Rio at the top of Brazil for "street food" (or consider permanent kiosks or street corner bars, what they cite, as street food). They are right in calling out the juices stands though, which is something Rio excels at and its got better "beach food" than Sao Paulo. :-) Tapioca from a cart or fair vendor is certainly street food, but hardly unique to Rio particularly since the tradition comes from the Northeast.

          But we all know they generate these articles by throwing darts at a map and then write them via Google!

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          Jenny Ondioline RE: greygarious Apr 28, 2013 12:55 PM

          That's just stupid.

          1. trufflehound RE: greygarious Apr 29, 2013 05:37 PM

            i'll take a back alley taco in Tijuana over anything in Boston.

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              Beachowolfe RE: trufflehound Apr 29, 2013 07:56 PM

              But do they have Banh Mi in TJ? What about sushi? Lobster rolls? BBQ? Burgers?

              1. re: trufflehound
                MC Slim JB RE: trufflehound Apr 29, 2013 09:25 PM

                You're talking about food, right?


              2. C. Hamster RE: greygarious Apr 29, 2013 05:42 PM

                That is your brain on drugs.

                <insert fried egg here>

                Ridiculous ......

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