Street meat is a phrase used to describe food that is sold from vendors on the street. There are several places in Ithaca which resemble the spirit of street meat. The most famous would be the two curbside eateries on the Cornell campus, Hot Truck serving greasy French bread pizza sandwiches, and Louie's Lunch.

Another street meat vendor includes Lou's Hot Dog Stand selling a variety of grilled hot dogs with all the fixings on the Commons. Also on the commons is the street meat provided in Gyro form by On the Street. There is also street meat located in the many food stands scattered throughout the Farmer's Market.