Fast Foods Gone Global: Europe Pictures

From the McTurco in Istanbul to dumplings with beef heart in Prague, Europe puts its own spin on American fast food.

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airline food onboard British Airways

airline food onboard British Airways

Onboard a British Airways flight between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and London's Heathrow Airport (LHR), passengers have an assortment of lunch options. 960 1280

George Ruiz, Flickr   

Airplane meal

Airplane meal

Beef stew, pasta, orzo, bread and more! An example of a warm and filling dinner onboard Air France. Depending on your flight’s departure time and duration, Air France offers an appropriate meal: breakfast, snack or dinner. 960 1280

Pat Guiney, Flickr  

Airplane meal onboard Virgin Atlantic

Airplane meal onboard Virgin Atlantic

A well-balanced dinner onboard Virgin Atlantic’s cross-Atlantic flights. 960 1280

Su Lin, Flickr  

Japanese meal

Japanese meal

A nice display of ANA’s (All Nippon Airways) London business-class Japanese meal. 960 1280

Kasuga sho, Flickr  

surf-and-turf airline meal

surf-and-turf airline meal

Onboard a United Airways flight, lunch between San Francisco (SFO) and Hong Kong (HKG) is a delicious surf-and-turf meal consisting of sauteed prawns and crispy Dakota beef, organic short rib wontons with organic Thai barbecue sauce and sweet-and-sour cucumber relish. 960 1280

Ernesto Andrade, Flickr   

cheese pizza

cheese pizza

Mmm … who doesn’t love a personal-size cheese pizza? Onboard an American Airlines trans-Atlantic flight, pizza is a crowd pleaser, especially for those smaller passengers. 960 1280

Jessica Spengler, Flickr   

Airline food onboard Turkish Airlines

Airline food onboard Turkish Airlines

A hearty snack onboard Turkish Airlines. 960 1280

Like the Grand Canyon, Flickr  

airplane food onboard KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

airplane food onboard KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

A well-balanced meal onboard a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight between Toronto and Amsterdam. 960 1280

Aaron C, Flickr   

airplane food onboard Northwest Airlines

airplane food onboard Northwest Airlines

Where to dig in first? The entrée or the dessert? A filling meal onboard a Northwest Airlines flight between Amsterdam to Mumbai. 960 1280

Aaron C, Flickr   

Shanghai Airlines airplane food

Shanghai Airlines airplane food

Shanghai Airlines offers a simple snack onboard a short 2-hour flight between Guilin, China, and Shanghai. 960 1280

chinaoffseason, Flickr   

airplane food onboard United Airlines

airplane food onboard United Airlines

Another hearty meal on Trans-Atlantic, Trans-Pacific and South American flights courtesy Continental Airlines, which recently merged with United Airlines. 960 1280

Akinori Hamamura, Flickr  

Delta Airlines meal service

Delta Airlines meal service

An example of Delta Airlines' complimentary meal service. Delta.com offers a detailed breakdown of when the airline serves a full meal. They offer complimentary meal service on most international flights 6 hours or more, and on select flights to Alaska and Hawaii. 960 1280

ImipolexG, Flickr  

airplane food onboard Lufthansa Airlines

airplane food onboard Lufthansa Airlines

Flying from Frankfurt, Germany, to Beijing on Lufthansa Airlines will get passengers a meal that includes chicken with noodles, potato salad, cake, a dinner roll and tea. 960 1280

chinaoffseason, Flickr  

airplane food onboard Singapore Airlines

airplane food onboard Singapore Airlines

In our opinion, Singapore Airlines is the king and queen of airline cuisine -- catering to first- and business-class customers. Those traveling between Singapore and Japan, and Tokyo and Los Angeles, have the option of an authentic Japanese fine-dining experience. 960 1280

Karl Baron, Flickr  

airplane food onboard Avianca Airlines

airplane food onboard Avianca Airlines

This dinner plate onboard Avianca Airlines consists of grouper fillet in bechamel sauce, served with fried coriander, Creole potato, steamed broccoli and sauteed vegetables. 960 1280

Andres Rueda, Flickr  

vegan meal onboard Korean Air

vegan meal onboard Korean Air

A vegan meal option onboard Korean Air. 960 1280

Jeff Gunn, Flickr  

Ostermalm’s Saluhall in Stockholm

Ostermalm’s Saluhall in Stockholm

Tourists from Australia sample smoked reindeer heart at Ostermalm’s Saluhall in Stockholm. 960 1280

  

London’s East End

London’s East End

Fresh street food for sale in London’s East End. 960 1280

  

Quimet y Quimet tapas bar

Quimet y Quimet tapas bar

Jellified apple with foie gras at Quimet y Quimet tapas bar in Barcelona. 960 1280

  

Meg Zimbeck in front of the Eiffel Tower

Meg Zimbeck in front of the Eiffel Tower

Founder of the food tour company Paris by Mouth, Meg Zimbeck, gives an interview in front of the Eiffel Tower. 960 1280

  

Kumpir

Kumpir

Kumpir, a baked potato street food in Istanbul. 960 1280

  

Prague’s Wenceslas Square

Prague’s Wenceslas Square

Busy streets around Prague’s Wenceslas Square. 960 1280

  

Ostermalm’s Saluhall in Stockholm

Ostermalm’s Saluhall in Stockholm

Food guide Fredrik Ekstrom samples fresh gravid lax at Ostermalm’s Saluhall in Stockholm. 960 1280

  

Boucherie Michel Bruno

Boucherie Michel Bruno

The variety of meats available at Boucherie Michel Bruno at the Marche d'Aligre neighborhood market in Paris. 960 1280

  

Istanbul’s Bosphorus River

Istanbul’s Bosphorus River

Fish doesn’t come fresher than on these boats floating down Istanbul’s Bosphorus River. 960 1280

  

Hardouin Cheese shop

Hardouin Cheese shop

Fresh cheese for sale at the Hardouin Cheese shop at the Marche d’Aligre neighborhood market in Paris. 960 1280

  

Havelske Trziste market in Prague

Havelske Trziste market in Prague

Outdoor stalls at the Havelske Trziste market in Prague. 960 1280

  

London's East End

London's East End

Caribbean street food of beet root and apple stew in London's East End. 960 1280

  

Bar Pinotxo in Barcelona’s Boqueria Market

Bar Pinotxo in Barcelona’s Boqueria Market

Food writer Tara Stevens snacks on chickpeas with blood sausage at Bar Pinotxo in Barcelona’s Boqueria Market. 960 1280

  

Spice markets of Istanbul

Spice markets of Istanbul

A variety of nuts for sale in the spice markets of Istanbul. 960 1280

  

London’s Tubby Isaacs

London’s Tubby Isaacs

London’s Tubby Isaacs street stand is known for jellied eels. 960 1280

  

Stockholm’s harbor

Stockholm’s harbor

Stockholm’s picturesque harbor. 960 1280

  

Café Tortoni, Buenos Aires

Café Tortoni, Buenos Aires

As Argentina’s oldest café, this historic hangout has been a gathering spot for artists, politicians and musicians since the late 1800s. You can’t leave without ordering the local favorite -- chocolate con churros, crunchy fried dough dipped into thick hot chocolate. 960 1280

Getty Images  

Café Central, Vienna

Café Central, Vienna

A Viennese institution since 1876, this palatial coffeehouse has been a meeting place for some of the world’s greatest minds, from Sigmund Freud to Leon Trotsky. True to Viennese café culture, you’ll want to linger for hours in this grand café. 960 1280

Torsten Mangner, flickr  

Sant'Eustachio il Caffe, Rome

Sant'Eustachio il Caffe, Rome

Founded in 1938, this small stand-up café is a landmark in the heart of Rome, near the city’s iconic Piazza Navona. Drinking espresso standing up is the equivalent of to-go coffee for Italians. No matter how much time you have, order the local favorite "gran caffè speciale,” a shot of sweetened espresso. 960 1280

Michiel Jelijs, flickr  

La Cafeotheque, Paris

La Cafeotheque, Paris

While many cafes in Paris focus on atmosphere more than the coffee, this spot is one of the exceptions. Coffee aficionados, Parisian hipsters and tourists alike all gather at this café for the best beans from all over the world, which are roasted in-house. 960 1280

Premshree Pillai, flickr  

Winkel, Amsterdam

Winkel, Amsterdam

A favorite of locals and tourists alike, this charming corner café is known for its appeltaart (Dutch apple pie). But it’s also a great spot to sip on coffee, especially because of the outdoor seating, with its front-row view of the bustling farmers market nearby. 960 1280

Kathleen Rellihan  

Toma Café, Madrid

Toma Café, Madrid

To keep up with this high-energy city, you’ll need plenty of caffeine. The locals head to this tiny bustling café to refuel with favorites such as café con leche (espresso with milk) and alfajores (caramel biscuit sweet). 960 1280

Yukino Miyazawa, flickr  

Kaffeine, London

Kaffeine, London

While the caffeinated beverage of choice in London is tea, coffee (good coffee, too) can still be found in this city. Inspired by the cafes in Australia and New Zealand, this independent coffee spot is always packed with those in search of an expertly brewed cup of java. 960 1280

elisabet.s, flickr  

Caffé Vita, Seattle

Caffé Vita, Seattle

Virtually anywhere you go in Seattle, you’re an arm’s length away from a great cup of coffee. So if you ask a Seattleite where to find the best coffee, be prepared for a lengthy list in response. A local favorite, this café specializes in small-batch coffee roasting and even offers the general public a chance to learn the secret to its artisanal brewing with its Public Brewing School. 960 1280

Kathleen Rellihan   

Reslau, Auckland

Reslau, Auckland

New Zealand invented and perfected the country’s signature coffee drink -- the flat white, a shot of espresso blended with steamed milk, no froth. This award-winning café is one of the best spots in Auckland to enjoy an expertly crafted flat white topped off with a home-baked treat. 960 1280

Moira Clunie, flickr  

Double Tall, Japan

Double Tall, Japan

While you might think that the Japanese drink green tea all day, coffee is becoming more and more popular in this country, especially with the younger generations. While the iconic vending machine is a popular way to get your caffeine fix to-go, there is a small band of quality coffee shops in Tokyo, with Double Tall leading the pack. Known for its latte art, the coffee’s presentation -- and taste -- will wow you. 960 1280

Cloganese, flickr  

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