Whenever you get the chance to visit a new country, there’s always an abundance of exciting new food to try. Sometimes it can be challenging to know what to try when you’re on a budget. BuzzFeed recently asked their community to share what foods they can buy in their country for one American dollar, and the results were too tempting not to share!
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1. India — a three-course meal, like pav bhaji
Source: Pav Bhaji Polenta Brioche Buns
Pav Bhaji-Mumbai’s most famous street food-usually loaded with butter, butter, clarified butter, and more butter. Charanya Ramakrishnan made a vegan version, and these Pav Bhaji Polenta Brioche Buns turned out amazing!
2. Hungary — a whole bottle of wine
Fragrant and saucy, this hearty side dish would be a perfect accompaniment to roasted cauliflower. Don’t expect these Wine-Glazed Vegetables and Lentils by Elsa Brobbey to last long on the dinner table!
3. Netherlands — a stroopwafel
Source: Classic Waffles
Fresh, warm, crispy, and fluffy, you can never go wrong with these eggless classic waffles by Natasha Minocha! You also won’t believe how fast they are to churn out!
4. Vietnam — a bánh mì and an iced coffee
Source: Tofu Banh Mi Sandwich
Lee Khatchadourian-Reese’s version uses a mushroom pate instead of liver and thinly sliced tofu instead of meat. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, this Tofu Banh Mi Sandwich is THE BEST sandwich you will ever eat!
5. Canada — four or five Timbits from Tim Horton’s
Source: Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes
Simple to make and equally as delicious, these gluten-free and vegan Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes by Kat Condon are better than any donut shop! How can you go wrong with a fluffy donut rolled in cinnamon and sugar?! Donut holes are way more fun than your average donut. I mean, you just pop them straight into your mouth! So try making these vegan Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes––they’re amazing!
6. Mexico — elote prepared from a street vendor
Source: Mexican Street Corn
Bring the heart of Mexico right into your kitchen with none other than this recipe for Mexican Street Corn by Mitch and Justine Chapman. Think sweet, salty, tangy, and spicy flavors all packaged together to form delicious elotes!
7. Pakistan — two or three shawarmas from a street vendor
Source: Mushroom Shawarma
This Mushroom Shawarma recipe by Kirsten Kaminski is a combination of cuisines. In Thailand, I got inspired to use oyster mushrooms as a juicy meat alternative, and in Israel, I learned to love the smell of shawarma. Combining the two creates a mouthwatering dish that is one of my most popular recipes among family and friends. Take a bite of the warm pita filled with creamy hummus, tahini, salad, tangy amba, and crispy mushrooms, and fly to heaven! Reprinted with permission from The Traveling Vegan Cookbook by Kirsten Kaminski, Page Street Publishing, Co. 2021. Photo credit: Kirsten Kaminski.
8. Turkey — five Turkish bagels (simit) and a Turkish tea
Source: Cheesy Tofu Breakfast Bagel
Recreate an eggy and comforting breakfast with this savory tofu, avocado, and caramelized onion sandwich. In addition to being a savory delight, this Cheesy Tofu Breakfast Bagel by Hailee Repko is filling and protein-packed. Yum!
9. China — two or three baozi (or bao)
Chinese bao buns (pronounced ‘bow’) are slightly sweet, steamed fluffy dough pockets filled with a savory treat. Traditionally the buns are made using yeast in the dough, which requires kneading and rising before steaming. Since most of us are time-poor, this Simple Bao Buns with Hoisin Eggplant and Quick Pickled Carrot recipe by Jo Pratt is a quicker ‘cheats’ version. The dough has a sweetness to it, the filling benefits from a powerful punch of flavor provided by the sticky hoisin eggplant.
10. France — a giant baguette
Source: French Baguettes
11. Sweden — a kanelbullar (Swedish cinnamon bun)
Source: Cinnamon Buns
12. Colombia — three empanadas
Sourcce: Black Bean Empanadas
13. United States — one slice of plain pizza
Source: Deep Dish Pizza
14. England — a sausage roll from Greggs
Source: Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls
These are the best vegan Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls you’ll ever have. The sausages are made first by making crumbly almond feta. Then, it’s combined with savory onion, walnuts, oats, and herbs and rolled up in a puff pastry. These rolls by Nikki Stokes are crispy, flaky, and can be frozen, so if you make a big batch, freeze some for future meals!
15. Norway — one package of instant ramen
Source: Spring Ramen
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