Globally Inspired “Street Food” Right In LoFi Greensboro
by Kristen Margo Daukas
One of the best things about traveling is taking in all that the cities have to offer. Whether you’re the type who likes to plan things down to the minute or the type, like myself, who just wants to wander around and absorb all that a city or country has to offer – especially the food vendors on the streets. While everyone else may be heading to the museums and art galleries, I’m looking for the best local food that’s offered. Honestly – what better way is there to really get to know a city or country than eating the local food?
But what if you could get that same kind of street food from all different areas of the world without having to leave your hometown, under one roof? That was the inspiration of the Mother/Daughter team of Rhonda and Kris Fuller to open up Crafted The Art of Street Food (which is the sister to their wildly popular Crafted the Art of the Taco) in 2015. They wanted to create a menu that had samplings from all around the world as well as classic southern staples. When asked to describe Street Food in a few words, Kris quickly said “Affordable, fast, casual. Globally inspired with a nod to Southern roots.” And a more perfect description could not be had.
Located in the LoFi (Lower Fisher) section of Greensboro, Street Food is a bit different and breaks from The Art of the Taco and gives Kris and her team the chance to create items that don’t necessarily “belong” on a tortilla. You can get your culinary passport stamped on items such as Korean Short Ribs, Ramen Noodles (the adult versions…not the ramen you knew in college!), and Ropa Vieja. If you’re more in the mood for comfort foods of home, Kris and her team offer solid standbys such as burgers, Kentucky Hot Chicken, and a good ol’ Blue Plate Special with fried chicken and collards!
A little known secret is that Street Food can and will cater your events and parties! Folks who have events at nextdoor neighbor, Preyer Brewing, will order their food from Street Food – partially because of convenience, but largely because of the quality and unique offerings. Popular items that are catered are taco bars, plus the sandwiches and meal options on the menu. The catering piece of Street Food’s business has increased enough over the past few years that they have a team dedicated to just that!
Their menu changes quarterly and they also offer a full bar with a creative cocktail list. The decor and feel of the restaurant stays true to the Crafted roots with the large open kitchens and the “industrial meets modern” decor. Street Food is an affordable and accessible restaurant with a friendly staff that makes it a great option for families looking to grab a meal before or after a Grasshoppers game or one of the many outdoor festivals happening during the summer in downtown Greensboro!