Food tours basically entail travelling to various places and trying the local delicious treats. As much as we like eating, well, not all but many of us, finding just the right joint is hard. The obvious and best places to eat are either expensive or very expensive while cheaper and best places to eat are at the end of tiny alleys or hidden somewhere on the third or fourth floor, many even almost engulfed and lost amid the clamour of the many hawker markets.
Food tours require a guide who is familiar with the place well. Here are food tours worth the travel in Kenya.
You get to tour with Tour Nairobi Endless Adventures across Nairobi’s many restaurants to sample the various types of cuisine they offer. You will sample some of the best picks from seafood restaurant Nairobi Tamarind to meat dominated “Beast of a Feast” at the Carnivore restaurant or a lovely garden setting at the Tamambo Kren Blixen Coffee garden or the Kiambethu Fram for some solid food in a colonial setting.
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Well like Airbnb but in this case, you get to host guests only for a meal or get hosted for a meal. There are few hosts available for this but once you find one, it is going to be an enjoyable food tour. Guests get to tell their host in advance what they eat and what they don’t.
You can reach out to one host Daisy, for a food tour at her home. For $40, you can eat to your fill.
3. Nairobi food safari
This is a private food tour where you get to sample delicious local delicacies, learn about the different cultures behind the foods, discover secret recipes of local dishes, try a variety of flavours of famous foods and generally have an unforgettable experience altogether.
You will be picked from your hotel upon booking a request and be taken to different restaurants which are local favourites for your treat. This tour will cost you $46 per person if you are two. Book Here
4. Nairobi By Night 3-Hour Food and Drink Tour
There is a need to take a break from spotting wildlife and discover the nightlife of Nairobi on a 3-hour tour. See some of the city’s hot spots as darkness sets in and sample the local drinks and bites in bars and restaurants, and savor typical Kenyan dishes at dinner like tasting the exotic spices and flavors of Swahili cuisine.
The meeting point after booking is Kenya Comfort Hotel Suites, Junction of Jakaya Kikwete and Ralph Bunche Roads, Milimani, Nairobi with rates from $76 per person.
Book here for a tour.
5. Authentic Local Kenyan Food Tour
This 6-hour food tour starts at the lobby of Elysee Plaza. Next stop will be at a fruit vendor where you can indulge in either a fruit salad or the freshest juice in Nairobi then head to the street food Drive-Thru spot where you shall try some Kenyan style sausage, egg and salad. Next is a spread of authentic local Kenyan cuisine at a popular Nyama Choma restaurant. The final stop is at circa 1952, Africa’s oldest ice cream parlour for some ice cream and finally a cup of coffee.
These 4 locations are just 5kilometres apart. You can check availability and book online here.