The revolution in street foods, food stalls, food trucks, and carts is now in full swing, and has grown exponentially over the last ten years or so. Now, there is so much to choose from in this wild array of eclectic and diverse industry that customers are really spoiled for choice.

And street foods have evolved into the healthier options as well, to match the growing trend in health-conscious eating. Instead of hitting the fast-food joints for that working lunch, people are tending more towards trying healthy foods, to keep the body fit and energized for the rest of the day. 

Food stalls are one of the best businesses in the country today, standing in place in regular locations for those repeat customers that come back time and again. Whether inside a mall, at a sporting venue, or around parks, food stalls are a popular and common sight today, and can provide some of the healthiest and most nutritious meals you can find. Not all stalls sell burgers and fries or greasy bacon rolls.

healthy salad

A healthy salad.

Bubble Tea Stalls

Cool and refreshing, bubble tea, or boba tea, is the modern trend in cold drinks for the masses. A relatively new concept in the west that has come over from Asia, bubble tea stalls are becoming more popular than ever, especially as the number of different flavors and styles expand almost daily.

Made from milky tea with tapioca pearls in a wide variety of flavors, bubble tea, known in some places as Milk Tea, is now a billion-dollar industry around the globe. And when it comes to the business side of things, bubble tea ingredients are not expensive, and it doesn’t take an expert to make it. Just follow the instructions and you have your business.

Juice and Smoothie Stalls

Smoothie King van built by M&R Specialty Trailers and Trucks.

Juice and smoothie bars and stalls are another idea that is expected to grow more in the next year. With people becoming more health-conscious, it is easier to find their daily intake of fruits and vegetables in drinks that are as delicious as they are convenient.

Juices and smoothies are also hugely popular with kids, who are the next generation of healthy adults. Juice and smoothies are unlikely to ever go out of fashion, and the trend towards healthier options is helping to keep them alive more. So for one of the top upcoming stall ideas for next year, freshly-squeezed juices and healthy smoothies is the way to go for budding entrepreneurs.

Fresh Sushi Stalls

Originating in Japan, sushi has long been a popular favorite in the United States. Americans even have their own version, the California Roll. And while most sushi contains raw fish, which is the healthy way to eat it (36 million elderly Japanese can’t be wrong!), not all sushi has to have that ingredient. Like the famous California Roll, some sushi rolls contain fruits and vegetables instead of the raw fish or crab meat.

No matter what style of sushi you sell, you are going to find that this unique business is one of the more popular healthy options in the US today. Healthy and nutritious, and containing some delicious ingredients, sushi has one of the best reputations for delicious healthy food around the world. And it really looks good on the plate when you serve it, making it an eye-catching dish for passing trade.

Corn on the Cob

Another simple and easy to prepare street food that goes well in a stall; corn-on-the-cob is a delicious snack for anyone looking for a healthier option to the infamous corndogs. Boiled, steamed, or grilled from fresh, this delicious food is coated in butter to add a salty contrast to the sweetness of the corn.

A healthy choice for kids and adults alike, corn stalls can be high profit businesses, as they have low-cost ingredients. And you don’t need to be a chef to prepare delicious corn for your customers. 

Ramen Stalls

Another Japanese street food that has found its way into the west, Ramen is one of the most delicious and nutritious foods to come out of Asia in the last 100 years. Except for tofu.

A noodle soup dish that is one of the most popular foods in Japan, it comes in a variety of styles, with an even greater variety of toppings and ingredients. The key aspect of Ramen is the noodles, which makes up for around half of the bowl, and is complements by the miso paste, vegetables, nori, negi, moyashi, kamaboko, and corn, to name a few of the many ingredients. There is some skill needed to prepare good Ramen, but it is likely to be one of the top-selling and in-demand dishes in 2021.

Wrap Stalls 

Healthy wrap stalls could be the future of fast food, with healthy options available for all the most popular styles of both. Falafel wrap stalls often have huge queues, thanks mostly to the fact that their popularity has never wavered in terms of the consumer demand over several decades. And if you want to make your wraps healthier still, you can use spinach tortillas instead, which are made with refined flour and contain less carbs.

Healthy Taco Stalls

Tacos Al Pastor

Tacos can be healthy with the right ingredients.

And tacos can be healthy with the right ingredients to give customers a healthier option than the classic beef chili taco. Using less fatty ingredients such as chicken and seafood as your protein options, good healthy tacos are a great way to get the taste and desire without the fats and carbs.

And with consumers becoming even more health-conscious in terms of diet, making your taco stall healthy means healthier Taco Tuesday’s in 2021!

Salad Bars

Okay, so there is nothing healthier than a salad bar, since salad is renowned as one of the healthiest dishes in existence. Loaded with vitamins and minerals, salads help to not only increase the levels of antioxidants in the blood, but taste delicious too. For anyone who is health-conscious, knowing that you can get more servings of vegetables in your diet while you are out is the perfect snack or lunch. 

Vietnamese Pho Stalls

With Vietnamese foods becoming more popular around the world, starting a Pho Stall is a good business idea for healthy option foods. One of Vietnam’s most popular dishes, Pho is healthy because it has all the components you need for a healthier diet.

Similar to Japanese Ramen, Pho has become increasingly popular in America over the last ten years, and is not as hard to make as it looks when you get the bowl. Using a variety of vegetables, rice-flour noodles, bean sprouts, chilies, and limes, Pho is one of Asia’s most nutritious dishes, filled with health benefits for the immune and digestive systems.