Cleaning and safety practices
Taste real local street food
Experience daring new flavors
Quench your thirst with a King Coconut
Blend in with the locals’ daily food scene
Privately guided by your own local host
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Privately guided food tour of Colombo
10 Food tastings
Hotel pick up / drop off
Food and beverage other than listed in the inclusions.
Know Before You Book
The maximum size of the group is 8 people.
Vegetarian and special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.
Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
What you can expect
Foodie alert in Colombo! You’re about to go local as local can be! Make your taste buds dance with a mouthwatering selection of 10 food tastings in Colombo! On this private food tour, your private guide will show you why Sri Lankan cuisine has been shaped by many cultures. You can hear all about its rich food heritage and taste fabulous dishes with Indian, Indonesian and Dutch roots.
Immerse yourself in real local life and visit one of the liveliest market streets. See where locals love to buy their favorite ingredients and wander through the hustle and bustle. Start your day by quenching your thirst with the juice of a majestic King Coconut! This bright orange colored coconut is a naturally refreshing and super healthy drink.
Time to meet the hopper – Sri Lanka’s bowl-shaped answer to the pancake. Filled with fragrant Sri Lankan spicy sambals, you’ll understand why the locals love food that explodes with flavor. You can have a string hopper instead. This local favorite dish is made from steamed rice noodles and is just as delicious! Get ready to eat with your hands and take a seat next to friendly locals.
Enjoy a nice cup of Yaara while hearing all about the magical pouring process from your host. The sweet, sour and spicy flavors of your next tastings add additional savory to every Sri Lankan dish: chutney and pickles! Follow your nose to the nearby cassava chip vendor to see how this yummy snack is made right in front of you. Grab a yummy samosa on the way and top it off with a surprising fruit tasting experience.
Head to the Old Town Hall Market to check out the lively trading street where locals export their goods. Filled with trucks and workers with loads on their shoulders, potatoes, onions, and spices everywhere.
Try a delicious lamprais rice dish that’s folded in a banana leaf and baked in a warm oven if you want to go for a popular tasting. The aroma of banana leaves infused into the rice will sharpen your appetite! Try a yummy Kottu roti dinner favorite if you choose to go for te tour later in the day.
A whole new world of bananas opens up to you at the banana market. Your host can show you all the different kinds, so feel free to taste your favorite ones. As the icing on the cake, top it off with a sweet toffee made of winter melon.
If you are up for a food challenge at the end of the tour, you can have a very local surprise!
Join the tour now and find out why!
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Masks required
- Hand sanitizer provided
- Individually wrapped food options available
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