- Whether you’re walking home from the pub, or keeping it moving to the next spot, we all know the part of the night when it’s time to get your snack on.
- In Cape Town, South Africa, a local late night favorite is a Gatsby, a sub roll filled with vinegar-doused fries called slap chips, then topped with a variety of meats.
- Street vendors in the Port of Spain shell out doubles, fried flatbread known as bara stuffed with curried chickpeas.
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We all know the part of a night out when it’s time to head home, but after downing the bottom of that last glass, the insatiable hunger hits. Here’s what people around the world want to nosh when they’ve had a late night out.
Open up a munchy box to find a spread fit for a completely sloshed queen. Lots of Scottish late-night-takeaway spots serve some version of the indulgent smorgasbord, which typically consists of drunk-food royalty like pizza, naan, kebab meat, pakora, onion rings, even chow mein noodles.
After building up an appetite drinking and dancing in Santiago, subdue the hunger with completos, oversized hot dogs loaded with avocado, tomato, a large scoop of mayo, and some salsa Americana — a relish-type mix of pickled cucumbers, carrots, and onion.
Since its invention in the ’50s, Canadians have walked home from a hard night of drinking by sobering themselves up with some poutine — salty, greasy fries topped with melty white cheddar cheese curds and brown gravy.
A night of drinking in Turkey means finishing up with pide — a canoe-shaped, deep-dish flatbread loaded with ground beef and lamb, sauteed peppers, onions, and tomatoes, and crumbled feta.
Zippy’s is known for hearty Hawaiian comfort food perfect for soaking up all the mai tais. The most popular dish is everything you’d want in drunk food: crispy fried chicken, breaded hoki fish, a slice of teriyaki beef, and a slab of salty Spam, all on a bed of rice to help soak it all up.
Locals in the Czech Republic stop by late-night street carts to get their hands on a smažený sýr, an oversized slab of stringy cheese, breaded and deep-fried.
Trinidad and Tobago
Swing by street vendors at any time of the night in the Port of Spain to get your hands on some doubles, fried flatbread known as bara stuffed with curried chickpeas.
If you’re roaming the streets late at night but your sweet tooth won’t quit, loukoumades are the perfect fix. Balls of pastry dough are deep-fried until fluffy on the inside with a golden crisp on the exterior, then soaked in hot honey and dusted with cinnamon and chopped walnuts.
After a couple pilsners when the munchies start creeping in, patrons in Germany love a currywurst — a steamed, then fried pork sausage in a fresh bun topped with a sweet and spiced mix of ketchup and curry powder.
When barhopping in Thailand, you’re sure to see food carts hooked up to motorbikes shelling out dried squid. The squid is warmed on a grill, wrapped in paper, and served with sauces for a salty, portable snack while you keep it moving to the next spot.
A boerie roll starts with a South African sausage called boerewor — a mix of lamb and pork — placed into a hot-dog bun and topped with fresh avocado, chili, and onion relish.
With a crepe-like base wrapped around eggs and fillings like meats, scallions, and deep-fried crackers, jianbing is a popular street food that doubles as the perfect breakfast and late-night snack.
Argentinians know the best way to sober up on the way home is with a dense, yet portable choripán. Chorizo is placed on fresh bread and topped with chimichurri sauce.
Grab some acarajé from street vendors in Brazil. Black-eyed peas are blended into a paste, then deep-fried and split open before the fritters are filled with a shrimp-paste blend for a punch of flavor to stave off that hangover.
When out drinking in Kenya and looking for something quick, easy, and best of all sweet, get those tipsy hands on some mandazi. The doughnut batter is sweetened with some coconut milk before deep-frying and accompanied by fruity sauces.
No matter the city — Detroit, New York, Chicago, DC — Americans can expect to find late-night-pizza shops serving up greasy, cheesy slices to stuff their faces with on the walk home.
Stop by a corner chip shop on the way out of the pub to pick up a battered sausage, which is exactly what it sounds like — oversized sausages dipped in the same batter as the fish, deep-fried and served with a heaping pile of chips. Don’t forget the orange Fanta to wash it all down.
Whether it be a night of drinking pints at the pub or a late night clubbing, if you’re utterly plastered and looking for a fix, a kebab shop is a go-to choice in the UK. Plush, warm pita is wrapped into a cone for perfect portability of spit-roasted, thinly sliced meat topped with lettuce, tomato, and tzatziki.
When out late in the Philippines and feeling a bit hangry, swing by a local shop to grab sisig — the hearty meal starts with ground meats like pig head and chicken liver, and it’s served on a sizzling hot-plate and topped with onions, chilies, and citrus like calamansi.
It’s well known Australians can drink almost anyone under the table, and to soak up some of those pints they snag…well, a snag. It’s a grilled sausage wrapped in a hot-dog bun with varieties smothered in almost any topping you can think of, from guac and corn chips to fried onions to sauerkraut.
When stumbling around Cape Town looking for food to soak up the booze, grab a Gatsby. Depending on the shop, a Gatsby comes in a plethora of variations but typically starts with a sub roll filled with vinegar-doused fries called slap chips, then topped with meats like Vienna sausage, masala steak, fried fish, and/or calamari, then finished with briny achar and peri-peri sauce.
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