So we asked Mauro Rosati, an Italian food editor and author ofStreet Food Heroes: Guide to the Best Italian Street Food, for help. Related: The Tastiest Street Snacks Around the World In ancient Rome, street food was the only way the poor could eat. Nowadays street food is a trendy treat that has been reinvented by top chefs. Forget the typical dirty pickup truck serving sandwiches made of peculiar ingredients: "Street food is now quality food," says Rosati.
Origin: Sicily If you’re game for lampredotto, you might be ready to take on this next street food staple: pani ca meusa, or chopped veal’s spleen and lung steamed in lard and then stuffed in a sandwich. Trust the Italians: this tastes way better than it sounds.