Street food is basically obtainable from street vendors. Street vendors are business people who sell their wares in the open air rather than in shop or store. In many cases, the vendor either has a small stand that can be secured when not in operation, or makes use of a cart that can be removed from the street at the end of the business day. Sometimes referred to as peddler, the street vendor is commonly found in metropolitan areas, outdoor conventions and events and sometimes at public beaches.
Some street foods are regional. Some are not. It is intimately connected with take-out, junk food, snacks and fast food; it is also distinguished by its local flavor and by being purchased on the sidewalk, without entering any building. Both take out and fast food is often sold from counters inside buildings. Street food is also considered as one of the Philippine food we have today.