Street food is fresh, cheap, plentiful, varied and available in an increasing number of metropolitan locations.
Food that was previously only obtainable from Saharan roadsides can now be found in New York City; Patagonian village foods are picked up in downtown Hong Kong.
Millions of people all over the world are choosing to eat street food every day, and their numbers are rising year on year.
The World Atlas of Street Food surveys the whole phenomenon and celebrates one of the most amazing commercial and culinary success stories of the early 21st century.
It shows readers the best places to buy mouthwatering fast foods and drinks from hawkers and vendors in the major cities of the world.
The book includes the authors' own recipes so readers can make 72 of the finest dishes from the comfort of their own kitchens.