Tanzania is one of the most extraordinary tourist locations in the world! It is known for its scenic beauty, diverse wildlife, and gorgeous landscapes. But what truly makes a trip to Tanzania unique and memorable is the mouth watering cuisine. The food is delicious, and is influenced by Swahili, Indian, Turkish, Arabic, British, German, and Portugese cuisines! Tanzania’s Zanzibar archipelago is also known as the Spice Islands.
Local culture is called ‘Swahili’. The food uses a blend of spices that give it its unique flavour. In local spice farms, tourists can observe, smell, and taste colorful and fragrant spices such as turmeric, vanilla, ginger, coriander, pepper, cardamom, garlic, cumin, lemongrass, and cinnamon.
While restaurants offer the most exquisite international and local dishes, an authentic experience of Tanzania is incomplete without trying its street food. Vendors use traditional recipes to make delicious foods which can be enjoyed warm, and often, tourists can even witness the food being cooked for them!
Here are some of the top street foods for tourists to enjoy!