Street Eats: Africa Pictures

Street foods in Africa and the Middle East immerse visitors in the local culture.

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Dry Rub Ribs from Rendezvous

Dry Rub Ribs from Rendezvous

Did You Know? The delicious tradition of BBQ arose in the early 1500s when Spanish explorers introduced pigs to the native populations of Florida. In turn, native Americans taught Europeans a grilling technique they called "barabicu", meaning "sacred fire pit."

Dish 1: Dry-Rub Ribs
Where: Rendezvous, 52 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103
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Big Ben BBQ Platter

Big Ben BBQ Platter

Did You Know? Pulled pork is a form of barbecue in which pork, usually shoulder cut (sometimes referred to as Boston butt) or mixed cuts, is cooked using a low-heat, long-cook method.

Dish 2: Big Ben BBQ Platter
Where: Pappy’s Smokehouse, 3106 Olive St, Saint Louis, MO 63103
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Baby Back Ribs

Baby Back Ribs

Did You Know? Most barbeque joints serve up two kinds of ribs: baby back and spare. Spare ribs, the larger and flatter of the two, come from the belly side of the pig. Baby back ribs, smaller, curvier and meatier, are what’s between the spare rib and the spine.

Dish 3: Baby Back Ribs
Where: Henry’s Hi-Life, 301 West St John St, San Jose, CA 95110
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BBQ Feast at Osborne Family Farm

BBQ Feast at Osborne Family Farm

Did You Know? Brisket is a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest of beef or veal. Brisket is also the national food of the Republic of Texas.

Dish 4: BBQ Feast
Where: Osborne Family Farm, 19400 Kanis Rd, Little Rock, AR 72223
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BBQ Ribs at Buz and Neds

BBQ Ribs at Buz and Neds

Did You Know? In the pre-Civil War period, Southerners ate, on average, 5-lbs. of pork for every 1-lb. of beef.

Dish 5: BBQ Ribs
Where: Buz n Ned’s, 1119 North Blvd, Richmond, VA 23230
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Did You Know? One of the challenges of grilling chicken is getting the breasts, thighs, legs and wings so they are all cooked perfectly.

Dish 6: BBQ Chicken Dinner
Where: The Brick Pit, 5456 Old Shell Rd, Mobile, AL 36608
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Dunkin' Donuts in Dubai

Dunkin' Donuts in Dubai

Luscious Arabian dates make the perfect topping for this stunner at Dunkin' Donuts in Dubai. 960 1280

  

Pizza Hut in Dubai

Pizza Hut in Dubai

This popular new pie at Pizza Hut in Dubai is topped with 12 mini cheeseburgers. 960 1280

  

City Hall in Cape Town

City Hall in Cape Town

City Hall in Cape Town, South Africa, is where Nelson Mandela gave his first speech after he was granted freedom. 960 1280

  

Texies in Cape Town

Texies in Cape Town

Texies in Cape Town, South Africa, serves up fresh fish-and-chips dinners. 960 1280

  

Cape Town’s harbor

Cape Town’s harbor

Built for the World Cup Soccer tournament, this giant sculpture giving a peace sign in Cape Town’s harbor is made up of thousands of Coca-Cola cases. 960 1280

  

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

A caravan of camels parked at a popular highway rest stop just outside Marrakech, Morocco. 960 1280

  

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

A local commutes on the streets of Marrakech, Morocco. 960 1280

  

Bab Doukala, Marrakech, Morocco

Bab Doukala, Marrakech, Morocco

Vendors prepare for a day of selling inside the Bab Doukala, one of the gates into the ancient medina, or walled city, of Marrakech, Morocco. 960 1280

  

Reem Shawarma in Amman, Jordan

Reem Shawarma in Amman, Jordan

Reem Shawarma is Amman, Jordan's most popular street-eat stall, selling nearly 1,000 pounds of beef each day! 960 1280

  

An American couple in Accra, Ghana

An American couple in Accra, Ghana

When they're homesick, this American couple working in Accra, Ghana, stop by KFC for a little taste of home. 960 1280

  

Pizza Hut in Mauritius

Pizza Hut in Mauritius

This Pizza Hut in Mauritius incorporates local flavors along with the chain's signature cheese-filled crusts. 960 1280

  

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

This highway rest stop is a popular eating spot for tourists and locals traveling outside of Marrakech, Morocco. 960 1280

  

Hawai, a Coca-Cola beverage in Marrakech, Morocco

Hawai, a Coca-Cola beverage in Marrakech, Morocco

Hawai, with hints of lime, coconut and orange juice flavors, is a popular Coca-Cola beverage in Marrakech, Morocco. 960 1280

  

The classic deep-fried cinnamon roll

The classic deep-fried cinnamon roll

The classic deep-fried cinnamon roll is popular among Emiratis in the Arabian Peninsula. 960 1280

  

Close up of sandwich

Close up of sandwich

Berlin's most popular street food is the doner kebab -- and Mustafa's Gemüsekebap is the most famous food stall to get it. 960 1280

  

Food on the grill

Food on the grill

Outside of Tokyo's famous Tsukiji Fish Market, fish and giant oysters are on the grill -- almost ready for sale at one of the many hawker stands. 960 1280

  

Close-up of a Japanese omelet

Close-up of a Japanese omelet

Under the train tracks in the Ameyoko area of Tokyo, you'll find vendors selling this unique version of a Japanese omelet. 960 1280

  

A pair of rice flour cakes

A pair of rice flour cakes

A popular Japanese snack is rice flour cakes, also known as age-manjyu. The cakes are stuffed with flavors like pumpkin and sweet potato, then deep fried. 960 1280

  

A thick, spicy potato stew

A thick, spicy potato stew

Pav bhaji is a thick, spicy potato stew -- a popular "on-the-go" lunch at foods stands in Mumbai, India. 960 1280

  

Close-up of crispy roti

Close-up of crispy roti

A quick snack on the busy streets of Mumbai is roti, a flatbread baked in traditional wood-fired tandoori ovens, as it has been for centuries. 960 1280

  

Shot of whole roasted fresh fish

Shot of whole roasted fresh fish

Whole roasted fresh fish, giant prawns and spicy dipping sauce are popular at the floating markets in Bangkok. 960 1280

  

papaya salad with black crab

papaya salad with black crab

Fresh papaya salad with black crab is a spicy and popular dish found at street-food stalls all over Bangkok. 960 1280

  

Close-up of dumplings

Close-up of dumplings

In Hong Kong, you'll find dumplings of every kind similar to these vegetable dumplings sold at hawker stalls across this crowded city. 960 1280

  

Small bowls of food

Small bowls of food

A makeshift kitchen is set up on a boat at a floating market in Bangkok. Wonderful produce is also served at many of the traditional Thai floating markets, such as Bang Khu Wiang and Taling Chan. Many more floating markets can be found all over the country and in close proximity to Bangkok. 960 1280

  

Cookies for sale

Cookies for sale

Baked cookies for sale at Jerusalem's popular Mahane Yehuda Market. 960 1280

  

Juice for sale

Juice for sale

Juice stands are popular across Israel. The fresh juice offers a delicious relief from the subtropical heat. 960 1280

  

Dates and dried apricots

Dates and dried apricots

Dates and dried apricots for sale on the streets of Jerusalem. A tradition dating back 2,000 years. 960 1280

  

Picture of banana leaves

Picture of banana leaves

Sticky rice with banana wrapped in banana leaf is a delicious street food found all over Bangkok. 960 1280

  

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