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One of the beauties of the Streets and Parks of Guatemala is that you can assemble a full meal with no difficulty.
You can start with a fruit antipasto,
a drink of your choice, including local beer,
your main course; in this case, a perfectly season steak and some scallions,
and as a dessert: Your choice of a Guatemalan Granizada -slush-
or a variety of ice-cream flavors.
I know, you all have seen these on the streets of Guatemala.
These are Shucos: a lightly toasted hotdog bun, with chopped (your choice of) beef, marinated meats, Spanish sausage, chorizo, sausage or a mix of them all, topped with steam cabbage, ketchup, mustard or mayo.
You won’t have trouble finding them here in Guatemala city.
By the way, I made this one my self.
Orange juice stands like this are a common stop for the blue-collar worker on their daily way to the factory. They can definitely count as breakfast if you ask the kind lady to drop an egg into the mix, and drink it either from a glass or take it in a convenient to-go plastic bag with a straw. And most important: it will always be freshly squeezed in front of you.
My theory about street food in Guatemala City is that it’s so important (mainly because is cheap) that you can’t ignore the fact that is crucial for our society. I would say that thousands of people including office workers, executives and entire families eat on daily basis on this kind of places. There’s a whole economy moving around of it.
Shucos (hot dogs) are a must if you are visiting Guatemala. The ones in the picture are located in zona 13, also known as Los Arcos.
Even when I’m not a big fan of street food, believe me… these tacos are like heaven after a concert or something similar and only three tacos by 10.00 quetzales. That would be a little more than a dollar. Incidentally, we don’t have worthy concerts since the terrible tragedy with Facundo Cabral.
People sell all sorts of things in these cars that can be found all over the city. Mainly food. The girls in the photograph hesitate to make the purchase of a granizada.
En Guatemala la gente puede vender cualquier tipo de cosas en estos carritos. Principalmente comida. Las chicas en la fotografía dudaban si comprar o no una granizada.