Celebrate a Birthday With a Street Vendor Fiesta
One of the main attractions in any city is the cluster of street vendors in a marketplace, or any hub where they gather at certain times of the day. On a special birthday day, it’s a good idea to go hunting for street food that you will like! This goes for urban dwellers and vacationeers that travelled far to celebrate this happy day elsewhere.
Finding a good street vendor means having a delicious picnic. Many city dwellers grab a bite from their favorite street vendor, then head to a local park, public square, or other outdoor seating area. Relaxing with a tasty picnic lunch is especially nice when the dishes are so varied that you’d never have to eat the same thing twice, unless, of course, you wanted to.
Start your journey at a Turkish vendor serving doner kebab, a lamb dish served with a variety of sauces, either on a platter or in a sandwich. Lamb is also a favorite in Greek dishes, most often seen in gyros, which are pitas filled with lamb and an assortment of vegetables with a nice creamy tzatziki sauce. Another favorite at the Greek street vendors is moussaka, a dish made with lamb, eggplant, cheese, and tomatoes. Very tasty either hot or room temperature, making it perfect for a picnic.
You can’t miss the German street vendors with the pungent aromas of frying sausages. The classic German bratwurst is a favorite of many picnic goers who like their hotdogs and sausages, but like them with a bit more flavor, texture, and “oomph!” You may also want to try schnitzel which is basically a piece of meat, pounded thin with a mallet, then coated in breadcrumbs and fried. It’s simplicity makes it perfect picnic food – easy to eat either as is or in a sandwich.
After the street vendor fare, you can all relax at home thinking of the things you did, the food you ate and the experience you had. This is probably the best time to give the celebrant the personalized birthday gifts for her that you’ve been preparing.