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Markthalle in Basel is actually pretty good (especially for Basel). Over the last year or so the prices have gone up, no doubt as the place has started to become more "professional" with fixed booths and higher rents, but it's still a decent place to have lunch.

They have done food nights too - you pay 5Fr a dish and get smaller tasting portions from the same stalls that are there during lunch times. I haven't been, and I was told it was very busy and chaotic, but it could let you try some things that you'd prefer not to spend 15Fr on.
I would absolutely recommend Markthalle for lunch, most vendors selling good portions for around 12-16chf, my favorite being the duck at Thipp's Thai
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I would absolutely recommend Markthalle for lunch, most vendors selling good portions for around 12-16chf, my favorite being the duck at Thipp's Thai
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I popped by the Basel Street Food thing this afternoon.

There was actually a decent variety of stuff, from Kangeroo sandwiches to pierogi, momo and odd Japanese cabbage and bacon pancakes.

It was busy, but not packed, and there was plenty of seating inside and out. Perhaps they're learning lessons.
We went this year - we always find something good there and enjoy it. Not sure what the expectation is for some....it is not the South Bank on a Sunday, but for Basel it is better than Wurst und Brot....
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Re: StreetFood Events

There seem to be 2 competing street food festivals. The one in the OP is a much more commercial one and I found the food not so great or particularly street.

The other one though doesn't seem to tour beyond zuri-agglo http://streetfooddays.ch/index.html but I think has far better food. especially a Tibetan stall with the best chilli sauce in Switzerland i have found so far!
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Re: StreetFood Events

No, it's even better. There's a third one that's just in Zürich city: http://street-food-festival.ch/

They had a good bahn mi stand last time I went. But also flooded with designer burgers,
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Re: StreetFood Events

ha I thought the Dolder one was the street food days...

Yeah way to much pulled pork also
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I would absolutely recommend Markthalle for lunch, most vendors selling good portions for around 12-16chf, my favorite being the duck at Thipp's Thai
The food isn't bad, but they really need to install an extractor in the roof ... after being in there for an hour, your clothes end up smelling like they've been in a deep fat fryer.
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Does anyone have experience of these StreetFood events? http://streetfood-festivals.ch/
We went for this in Luzern and it was OK. The prices for those not that big portions were like hmmm.. swiss but if you'd looked a bit you could still find some decent food that you don't eat that often (i.e. Japanese dumplings for us)
I think it's not a bad idea to spend some time.
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Re: StreetFood Events

Went to the Basel event on Friday evening.
Got there around 18:00 and it was ok, crowds not too heavy, but by 18:30 it was crazily busy and it took 30mins just walk a few meters.

Why the hell they decided to host this in such a small place, is beyond me ... bad planning Basel!

The prices are also nuts. The only reasonably priced thing was the mushrooms, down at the far end.

Seriously Basel/Street-Food organizers, you need to allocate/obtain more space and reduce those prices, if you want this thing to last/grow.
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Re: StreetFood Events

And another one:
https://worldfoodfestival.ch

I've been to http://streetfooddays.ch and to http://street-food-festival.ch and I enjoyed both of them. Couple of mates, lots of beers and a lot of shared plates.

While I've had far better (street) food in my life and for more reasonable prices, I'm just happy that these events exist. I'm sick to death of bratwurst and fluorescent sweet & sour chicken stands. It's nice to have something different.

NB: The fischknusperli stand at http://streetfooddays.ch is awesome. The best I've had in Switzerland, by far. He always hands out samples so be sure to try some if you like fish.
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