Street food quality in Dhaka city Mohammad shah zaman North south university AbstractStreet food is common throughout the world. Due to the influence of globalization, different types of street food has mixed up in our culture. “According to a study from the food & agriculture organization, around 2.5 billion people eat street food every day throughout world”. ((Street food, 2007) the quality & hygiene factors of street food are very important for our health. My purpose of the research is to find out what people think about the quality of the street of in Dhaka city? What steps public health department should take to ensure the quality of the street food? I have conducted a survey on 43 people at NSU & BASHUNDHARA R\A as my primary research. I also took help from online articles as my secondary research. Through this, I have found my maximum answers which are in some extent support my hypothesis & some do not support my hypothesis. The research is showing us some interesting results from which we can judge what the people of Dhaka city think about the quality of the street food. IntroductionWho doesn’t like food? We have to eat to survive & live a healthy life. Some people eat food in order to live & some people only live to eat their desire food. Everyone on this earth have some desire to have some specific food that they really love. Street food is common throughout the world. Everyone May be once in a while have street food in their life. “Street food is ready-to-eat food or drink sold by hawkers or vendors, in a street or other public places such as at the market places or fairs. It is often sold from a portable food booth, food cart, or food truck and meant for immediate consumption. Some street foods are regional, but many have spread beyond their region of origin. Most street foods are classified as both finger food and fast food, and are way cheaper on average than restaurant meals. According to a 2007 study from the Food and Agriculture Organization, 2.5 billion people eat street food every day.”(Street food, 2007)In this project, I am going to discuss about the street food quality in Dhaka city. As Dhaka is one of the most densely populated city & capital of Bangladesh, a lot of employees, bachelors, students & other people are live here & they are the potential customer of the street food. They are also the regular customers of the street food, as it is very cheap & ready to serve. But the quality & the hygiene factors are big concern in here. The items of the street food in Dhaka city mostly are: Chotpoti-Fushka, Chola-Peaju, Beguni, Shingara, Chomusa, Puri, Pakora, Kabab, Chicken fry, Noodles, Burger; Ice-cream, nut-peanut, Jhalmuri, Pickles, Jilapi etc. As street food is open to air, it’s not well protected or covered from road side dust. Sometimes the cook is not clean or don’t take proper procedures or wear gloves to prepare the foods. The quality of the food ingredients, oil & the water are not up to the standard. And these unhygienic food can bring serious health issues to our society & these may lead to some waterborne and food-borne illnesses too. People can get bacterial and viral infections eating contaminated food. The bacteria can be passed from the hands of the food vendors or by the unhygienic way they prepare and serve the food. Through this research, I want to find how people think/feel about street food? What are the diseases they may face? Do they dependent on street food or not? Does the food really help people to satisfy their meal or not?