Eat like a zanzibari

Authentic street food tours in Stone Town

Come hungry for an unforgettable journey through the winding streets of Stone Town.


The cuisine in this UNESCO World Heritage site is a tasty fusion of Swahili, Arabic, and Indian influences.

Over the course of this adventurous two-hour tour, you will visit carefully curated, off-the-beaten-path food vendors in neighborhoods (and alleyways) around Stone Town.

You will interact with vendors and learn about Zanzibari food culture while sampling a variety of local foods and beverages.

Through it all, you will feel like a true Stone Town insider who's spending time with an old friend (your awesome host, Lodi)!

If we've done our job right, you'll leave with a full belly and deeper appreciation for the island’s vibrant flavors and food traditions.






Includes: all food and beverages, visit to Darajani market, drinking water, hotel pickup*





Includes: all food and beverages, visit to Foradhani night market, drinking water, hotel pickup*

*We offer free pick up from any Stone Town accommodation. If you're staying outside of Stone Town, we can help you arrange a taxi or provide a meeting point.


We take pride in curating street food vendors who represent the cultural and culinary heritage of Zanzibar.


Extremely popular among locals.


Recipes have been passed down through generations.


Hardworking, talented people who rarely benefit from tourism.

meet your host

Born and raised in the heart of Stone Town, Lodi Mohammed is more than a tour guide. He is a pillar of the community, earning the unofficial title of the "Mayor of Stone Town" by locals and tourists alike. With an unmatched knowledge of Zanzibar's culture and a passion for bringing people together around food and fun, Lodi's deep connection to the community shines through in every tour he leads.


"What an incredible food tour! Our guide Lodi was an absolute gem - knowledgeable, friendly, and made us feel like locals throughout the journey."

"Pretty sure I'll be dreaming about those Sambusas tonight."

"Our guide took us to spots we would have never discovered on our own. This tour is a great WAY to SEE Stone Town and a must for anyone who wants to experience a real taste of Zanzibari life."

Frequently asked questions

Q: Who is this tour intended for?

A: Eat Like a Zanzibari was created for visitors who want to authentically engage with local cuisine and local people. If you're seeking a comprehensive historical city tour, fine dining or Western-style restaurants, this tour may not be your cup of chai.

Q: Is the tour suitable for children and do you offer a different rate?

A: Our tour is child friendly, but most fun for kids who are open to trying new foods! For children ages 6-12, the cost to participate is $20. We do not charge for children under 6.

Q: How do you ensure the food is safe to eat?

A: We have selected vendors who consistently demonstrate a commitment to food safety. Despite its popularity, we do not sample street seafood as we cannot guarantee its freshness.

Q:Is the tour suitable for vegetarians or vegans?

A: Absolutely, Zanzibari food can be very veg and vegan friendly. Just let us know in advance.

Q: Can you accommodate food allergies or dietary restrictions on the tour?

A: For the most part, yes. Please let us know about any restrictions when booking.

Q: How much walking is involved in the tour?

A: The tour involves approximately 2km of walking at a comfortable pace.

Q: What is the maximum group size for the tour?

A: To maintain a personalized experience, tours will not exceed 6 guests. For private tours or larger groups, please inquire about availability and pricing.

Q: Do I need to dress in a particular way for the tour?

A: While there's no dress code, it's seen as a sign of respect for women to cover their shoulders and knees while exploring Stone Town.

Q: How do I pay for my tour and what currency can I use?

A: Payment is required at the start of the tour. We are currently cash-only and accept US Dollars ($35) and Tanzanian Shillings (88,000Tsh).

Q: Can I book a last minute tour or change/cancel my tour?

A: Book at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee your spot. For last minute bookings, send us a text and we'll let you know ASAP if there's availability! As for changing/canceling, we embrace the flexibility of island life and understand plans change. Please give us a 12+ hour heads up.

Q: Are there restrooms available during the food tour?

A: Yes. We know all the fancy hotels in town. :)



Schedule your tour via WhatsApp or email.

A real person will get back to you shortly!

When booking, please provide:

  • Date
  • Breakfast or Dinner Tour
  • # of people
  • Dietary restrictions
  • Pickup location

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