Papeete , Tahiti
Concierge.com's insider take:
More than 30 food vans (or roulottes) selling fresh crepes, Chinese stir-fry, and all-American burgers and pizza draw the crowds to Vaiete Square, a spot along the waterfront esplanade. The throngs and neon signs might make you feel you've been beamed to the streets of Bangkok, but worry not—the food is fresh and hygienically prepared. Live music, both Western and Tahitian, is played in the bandstand area on evenings and weekends. As you sit at picnic tables nibbling on your budget savories, you can listen in and watch the real show: Papeete's population at play.