Small-Group Street Food Tour

Get to know Zanzibar in one of the most satisfying ways – on a food-tasting tour! With an enthusiastic guide, drop in to three or more hole-in-the-wall restaurants and food stalls at a Stone Town hawker center or off-the-beaten-track neighborhood that features the best of Zanzibar cuisine. As you enjoy the delicious food and meet friendly locals, your guide will ensure you have an epicurean adventure that can’t be beat. All food tastings – no matter how much food you eat – are included, so come hungry!

Small-Group Street Food Tour in Stone Town including Mercury’s Restaurant

Get to know Zanzibar in one of the most satisfying ways – on a food-tasting tour! With an enthusiastic guide, drop in to three or more hole-in-the-wall restaurants and food stalls at a Stone Town hawker center or off-the-beaten-track neighborhood that features the best of Zanzibar cuisine. As you enjoy the delicious food and meet friendly locals, your guide will ensure you have an epicurean adventure that can’t be beat. All food tastings – no matter how much food you eat – are included, so come hungry!

Tour Highlights

  • 3- to 4- hour food tour in Stone Town Zanzibar.
  • Experience Zanzibar’s lively food culture at one or two of its popular hawker centers.
  • Sample street food from local food stalls and discover hidden gems with an expert guide.
  • Learn about Swahili customs as you meet friendly locals.
  • Try Zanzibar Swahili delicacies from at least three different vendors/restaurants – and feast on as much as you can eat!
  • Enjoy air-conditioned transport between all food stops.
  • Choose either a lunch or dinner tour to suit your schedule.
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide.

After meeting your guide at a central Stone Town location, easily accessible by the city’s Light Rail Transit, your small-group food tour begins as you board an air-conditioned vehicle for the drive to the Stone Town neighborhood of your guide’s choice (the neighborhood(s) you visit are up to your expert guide and will vary based on the day of the week).

One such neighborhood you may visit is the Hotspot Bistro area, which boasts a wide array of food spots like chicken coconut sauce serving traditional Swahili-Muslim cuisine, The Indian Silk Route Restaurants serving delectable treats on a banana leaf, and Tanzanite Restaurant (small family-owned establishments serving both local and Western snacks). Or, you might head to Radha Food House, where you’ll visit a ‘round-the-clock hawker center (open-air food court) to try food from select stalls frequented by locals. Another possible destination is Archipelago Restaurant, a popular hawker center famous for its Swahili food restaurants and Arab coffee shops serving traditional Arabian Teas and Coffee.

No matter where you end up, rest assured that you’ll have a vibrant Zanzibar experience. As you follow your guide’s lead, you’ll weave through alleys and around food stalls with ease, knowing your guide will order your food and make sure you taste the most delicious dishes of the day (or night). Try Mercury’s Restaurant, fragrant coconut rice with chili paste, anchovies, peanuts and vegetables.

Recent Reviews of this Tour

  • Certainly, entertaining and worthwhile to partake.
    Really some new dining experience
  • We get to peek into the deliciousness that is Zanzibar’s multiculturalism, and witness the greatest seafood-soup fired cover of We Are the World ever. Seriously. Ever!