The Most Beloved Sweet Street Foods in Europe

Europe’s rich dessert tradition continues to innovate with the introduction of new ingredient combinations and the fusion of recipes from different countries.

However, classic sweets remain the most popular and are commonly consumed on the streets because they are easy to prepare and serve.

Among the most beloved sweet street foods in Europe, we find:


Crepes (France)

street food crepes francia
French crepes are thin sweet pancakes made from flour, eggs, and milk, often served with sugar, chocolate, jam, and fresh fruit.


Churros (Spain)

churros to eat on the street as typical Spanish street food
Churros are long sticks of fried dough to be dipped in hot chocolate, typical of the Madrid area but popular throughout Spain.


Ice-Cream (Italy)

italian ice-cream as a street food
Gelato is a sweet made from milk, sugar, and flavors, available in various flavors, some of which can also be made with eggs. It is sold in cones or cups.


Waffles (Belgium)

belgian gaufre and us waffle are very popular street sweet foods
Belgian waffles are made with batter containing flour, milk, sugar, butter, and yeast. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and are served with a variety of toppings, including chocolate, fruit, and whipped cream.


Baklava (Turkey and Balcans)

baklava street sweet from turkey
This pastry, made with filo dough, nuts (usually walnuts or pistachios), and honey, originates from Turkey and is enjoyed at any time of the day.


Pastéis de Nata or Pastel de Belém (Portugal)

pastel de belem or pasteis de nata is a sweet street food typical of Portugal
These small pastries made from puff pastry and custard cream (made with eggs) are a highly appreciated Portuguese specialty, also available as street food.


Stroopwafels (Netherlands)

stroopwafel is a traditional sweet street food from the Netherlands
Stroopwafels are a popular Dutch sweet. They are thin, crispy, and slightly sweet biscuits made up of two waffle discs filled with a layer of caramel syrup and served slightly warm.


Trdelník or kürtőskalács or Trdlo or Trozkol (Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary)

trdelnik or kurtoskalacs also called chimney cakes are sweets eaten on the streets in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia
Also known as Chimney Cake, these are made with flour, water, milk, sugar, butter, and yeast. The cylindrical or spiral shape of the sweet is achieved by wrapping the dough around a wooden stick or cone before baking. They are usually rolled in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon and then filled with ice cream, chocolate, or other sweets.


Kanelbullar (Sweden)

kanelbulle or kanelbullar is a street sweet typical of Sweden
These are small sweet spiral buns made from flour, milk, and butter, sweetened with sugar and flavored with cinnamon and cardamom.


Süße Brezeln (Germany and Austria)

süße brezeln are typical street sweets in Germany and Austria
Sweet pretzels have a similar shape to traditional pretzels but are usually slightly larger and made with a sweet dough that can include sugar, cinnamon, chopped nuts, or sugar glaze.


This list, which could be expanded with many other typical European delicacies, represents the sweet version of the most popular street foods in Europe.

The immense variety of sweet delights, invented or reimagined on European soil, also presents a business opportunity for mobile food truck vendors.


Sweet Food Trucks on the Streets of Europe

Ice creams, sweets, and bakery products are suitable for street vending because they can almost always be prepared in advance and quickly served on the spot.

On the streets of European cities, at events and festivals, you can find beautiful food trucks equipped for selling sweet street food.

Below are some models produced by VS Veicoli Speciali:
La Creperie – Piaggio Ape V-Curve – Crepes
crepes food truck piaggio ape
Pistacchio – Piaggio Porter Craft X – Gelati
food truck pistacchio gelateria
Dolcevita – Professiona Food Truck – Gelato e Pasticceria Italiana
Ice-Cream Truck Dolcelavita with the colors of chocolate and strawberry
Les Churros du Chef – Piaggio Ape V-Curve – Churros
food truck les churros in Paris
L’Eclaire De Genìe – Piaggio Ape V-Curve – Éclairs
eclairs street food truck built on v-curve piaggio ape
Do you want a customized food truck equipped with everything you need to sell your sweet products?

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