European Street Food Trends 2023

European street food offers a diverse and exciting array of dishes from countries all across the continent.

Street food is an incredibly popular food trend in Europe, with different countries offering unique dishes that are sure to tantalise your taste buds.

From the Czech Republic's trdelnik to Greece's souvlaki and Belgium's Belgian waffles, there is no shortage of delicious street food options throughout the continent. In Austria, you can find Würstel, while in Bosnia and Herzegovina, you can try Ćevapi. France is known for crepes and waffles while Italy is famous for its pizza. And let's not forget Germany's iconic bratwurst.

No matter what country you visit in Europe, you can be sure to find some delicious street food options.

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Classic European Flavours

European street food is a mix of unique ingredients and traditional recipes. Here are some of the most popular flavours you'll find in European street food:


Garlic is often added to dishes for an extra kick of flavour. It's especially popular in Italian cuisine, where it's used to season pasta sauces, pizzas and more.


Cheese is one of the most widely-used ingredients in European cuisine. From cheddar to brie, there are countless varieties that can be used in a variety of dishes.


Herbs are essential to many European dishes. Parsley, oregano and basil are commonly used to season meats, vegetables and sauces.


Mustard is used to season many different types of food, including sausages, sandwiches and soups. It adds a bright flavour without being too spicy.

These are just a few of the flavours you'll find in European street food. Our team have put together 3 delicious recipes for European street food dishes using Uren's range of products.

1) Spanakopita

Spanakopita is a traditional Greek dish, made with layers of flaky phyllo pastry filled with a spinach and feta cheese filling. It's an incredibly popular snack around Europe, perfect as part of a main meal or as an appetiser.

Uren Ingredients

2) Veggie Lasagne Bites

Lasagne bites are a delicious Italian-style snack, made with layers of pasta and a cheese and vegetable filling. Our Veggie Lasagne Bites are the perfect vegetarian treat, filled with IQF vegetables such as spinach, tomatoes, peppers and onions. The lasagne is lightly seasoned to bring out the flavours of the vegetables and cheese.

Uren Ingredients

  • Lasagne Pasta sheets
  • IQF Chopped Spinach
  • IQF 10mm Diced Onions
  • IQF Garlic
  • IQF 3mm Basil
  • IQF 10mm Roasted Marinated Tomato
  • IQF Diced Shallots
  • IQF 10mm Red Pepper

3) Spanish Tortilla

The Spanish tortilla is a popular tapas or street food in not just Spain but the whole world. There are a many different variations of this dish however originally it is believed that it was made with just potato and egg and possibly onion (although traditionalists argue against onion). Tortilla translates to “little cake” and the layers of potato are meant to represent the layers in a cake hence the name Tortilla.

There are many different theories as to how the dish was invented and a link below discusses this however I like to believe it was created by a housewife in Navarra who whipped up the dish for a visiting general as that is all they had available in the household. The general enjoyed it that much they then popularised it.

Here is a link to the history of Spanish tortilla below.

Uren Ingredients

Spanish Tortilla - Traditional

  • IQF Sliced Potato
  • IQF Sliced White Onion
  • IQF Chopped Chives

Spanish Vegetable Tortilla

  • IQF Sliced Potato
  • IQF Sliced White Onion
  • IQF Garlic Pellet
  • IQF Chopped Chives
  • IQF 10mm Marinated Slow Roasted Tomato
  • IQF Sliced Red Pepper

We have served this with a Basil and Coriander Mojo Verde. As this fresh style herb sauce helps to lift the Tortilla

Basil and Coriander Mojo Verde Sauce

  • IQF 10mm Green Pepper
  • IQF 3mm Coriander
  • IQF Garlic Pellet
  • IQF 3mm Basil

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European street food has something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a snack on the go or a full meal, there's no shortage of delicious options throughout Europe.

At Uren Food Group, we have an extensive range of high-quality ingredients that can help you recreate traditional European flavours in your products. We are passionate about providing our customers with the ingredients they need to bring authentic flavours to life. Whether you’re creating classic favourites or experimenting with something new, our experts are here to help you every step of the way.

Contact us today to discover more.