Locals' Favorite Food Tour: the 10 tastings

Locals' Favorite Food Tour: the 10 tastings

Spoken in: English, Sinhala, Hindi, Tamil

( 70 reviews ) star Food tour Kandy 1 - 8 watch_later 3 hours
  • Enjoy 10 delicious tastings
  • Learn about the Sri Lankan cuisine
  • Experience the hustle & bustle of a local market
  • Take in the smell of Sri Lanka’s exotic spices
  • Meet the locals - the heart of the community
  • Privately guided by your favorite local

You will meet here: KCC

What you can expect

Are you ready to savor the best of the Kandy flavor? On this private tour, local foodies have selected the best culinary specialties for you! Be impressed by the sights, scents and savory flavors of beautiful Kandy.

Kickstart your culinary adventure at a local market and get an introduction to Sri Lanka’s cuisine. Wander past the stalls that are filled with fresh vegetables and exotic fruits, and watch locals do their daily shopping.

Start experiencing new flavors and enjoy tastings like lemon mango, soursop fruit, sesame candy or ash pumpkin candy. Feel free to ask your host about all the ingredients you’re tasting, and why they’re so special. You’ll be amazed by the intriguing facts!

It’s tea time! Stop at a little cafeteria filled with locals enjoying their meal and get a strong flavored cup of tea. Take in the vibes and enjoy the unique setting. You can’t go more local than this. Head to a typical Sri Lankan food court and discover a wide variety of mouth-watering tastings. Do you have any specific dish that you would like to try? Or you would like to ask your private guide recommendations? No matter your choice, you’ll sample 3 delicious servings and enjoy the Sri Lankan hospitality.

Bustle your way through the heart of the city for a totally different vibe. Enjoy a short walk and make some room for what’s next because you’re in for a treat! Moving on, this tasty route takes you to a tiny shop that can be found in a beautiful building. Admire its old style and enjoy your next tasting - crunchy cassava chips.

Time to seek out other food vendors and impress your taste buds with tastings such as paper dosa, curd or kithul thalapa. Not sure what all those tastings are? That’s not a problem! Your favorite local guide can give you all the details to help you choose your favorite.

Finish off with a super refreshing drink, a King Coconut! Watch the locals in action and see how they cut the coconut in front of you. Enjoy its refreshing juice and yummy flesh and find out why this is a typical Sri Lankan favorite!

Take a look at the hosts’ videos and choose your favorite one. Your private guide can customize the tour to fit your preferences, just get in touch with them. They can’t wait to take you on this unique food journey!

This is the plan

Meeting point
Kandy City Centre Mall, main entrance
Tasting 1
Discover the local market and taste delicious exotic fruits!
Tasting 2
Go on the sweet side and try out local sesame candy or ash pumpkin candy. Choose your favourite!
Tasting 3
Drink milk-tea like a local in the local market cafeteria.
Tasting 4, 5, 6
Try out traditional snacks freshly made by local ladies at the local's favourite lunch spot. Your host will help you choose according to your taste!
Tasting 7
Be surprised by the tastiness of casava chips! And admire the Kandian architecture of the building.
Tasting 8
Paper Dosa will become your favourite new style of pancake !
Tasting 9
Get refreshed with a King Coconut, cracked- open on spot just for you.
Tasting 10
Taste the locals' favourite dessert: buffallo curd with palm syrup. D E L I C I O U S !
Say bye bye to your local host :)

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Food tour details

Private Food tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Guest pick-up
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
check2 non alcoholic drinks

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
    of the city

  • With the host of
    your choice

  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.