A new kind of street food in Cairo

Cairo: changing patterns in street food

When thinking of street food in Cairo, images of men crowding around old carts selling fuul or sandwiches in the streets are now less likely to come to mind. Chances are that people will now think more of the new breed of colourful carts selling new takes on traditional street food.

Marbouha is a fuul cart owned by Mohamed Habib, a 30-year-old former accountant from Alexandria who decided to start his own business in Heliopolis. 

“I’m a Faculty of Commerce graduate, and I worked in finance until I reached a managerial position in a big company in Alexandria. I had to move to Cairo in 2012 and decided to start my own business in the shape of a food cart.”
(Mohamed Habib)

Habib’s project seems to have inspired other young people: read their stories in the article by Omneya Yousry on Weekly Al-Ahram.

[Photo via Al-Ahram]

A new kind of street food in Cairo

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