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Apr 28, 2013 05:56 AM

Boston's street food ranking

HuffPost reports that, according to, 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.

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  1. 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

      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

        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

          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

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

        2. re: Luther

          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!

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

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            1. re: trufflehound

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

              1. That is your brain on drugs.

                <insert fried egg here>

                Ridiculous ......