Street vendors constitute an important segment of Indian cities as they provide goods and services at better costs and convenient places. Street vendors put in hard work to take care of their families. It is a good occupation for poor to learn entrepreneurship and move away from poverty.
National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) is a network and advocacy platform of 636 street vendor organizations representing 8,67,426 vendors across 25 states of India. In its advocacy efforts, NASVI adopted a new strategy by organizing National Street Food Festival in Delhi bringing the food vendors from different parts of the country at one platform. The success of the event had strong impact in helping NASVI in advocating street vendors as well as to question the stereotype view of street food as unhealthy and unhygienic
In its 9th edition now National Street Food Festival is being presented this year by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in association with NASVI from 12th to 14th January from 10 a.m to 10 p.m at Gate no 14, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Coupled with fun, music and entertainment, it is one of the signature events of the Delhi. Entry tickets to the festival are available online at Book my Show and also at the entry gate during the festival.
The National Street Food Festival is vibrant representation of the myriad tastes of the country, complete with the exclusive delicacies and food-items belonging to the streets of Indian states. Around 500 best street food vendors from across the country travel to Delhi putting up stalls thronged by food enthusiast and tourists from across the country. This year attractions also include –, festival foods of India, Temple foods of India, organic food bazaar and a segment of LEGENDS where 20 famous food vendors of different cities will put of stalls
The purpose of the festival is to bring street food vendors in the mainstream food scene so that they get their deserved space in the cities and respect by people. More details can be found on www.nasvinet.org or www.facebook.com/streetfoodfest.