Bacalaito and alcapurria. Photo © Suzanne Van Atten.

Try These Common Puerto Rico Kiosk Foods

The roadways all over Puerto Rico are dotted with countless lean-tos, shacks, pavilions, tents, and trucks where enterprising cooks sell a variety of mostly fried local delicacies called frituras. For the uninitiated, the assortment of fried food can be daunting. But if you want a truly traditional Puerto Rican experience, pop an antacid and dive into an adventurous array of some of the tastiest food on the island.

Woman ladling bun nuoc leo into a bowl. Photo © Dana Filek-Gibson.

Traditional Vietnamese Cuisine

Some of the freshest, most flavorful, and most varied dishes in Southeast Asia belong to Vietnam. From Hanoi’s bun cha (grilled pork in fish sauce with noodles) to Hue’s bun bo (spicy beef noodle soup) or the dozens of southern meals unique to each small village and town, Vietnamese cuisine’s complex and irresistible flavors win over many a hungry traveler.

If there’s one popular snack that is emblematic of Mexico City, it would be tacos al pastor.

Capital Tastes: Popular Garnachas and Street Snacks

While Mexico City boasts food from across the republic, it also has its own distinctive flavors, including a rather serious taste for tacos and other garnachas (simple snacks). In fact, these quick bites, sold in parks and on street corners, might be the most distinctive aspect of the capital’s food scene.

A row of condiment bottles and salsa in tall glass cups with serving spoons sit on an open air counter.

Water Quality & Food Safety in Mexico

When traveling, it’s always important to be cautious when it comes to your diet. If you’re looking to visit or live in Mexico, here’s some essential information about drinking water and consuming food.