Places to Eat in Sri Lanka

When it comes to Asian delicacies, Sri Lankan meals are like no other type of meal in the world! With such strong influence from the southern part of India, the cuisine of Sri Lanka still shows its native roots. Rice and Coconut Sambol are consumed daily in Sri Lanka, they are believe as the essential foods over there. Tip: Do not forget to try to eat with your hands! That is definitely a must!

Withlocals experiences in Sri Lanka are

100% With locals

Who you see is who you get.
The Withlocals host you book is the
host that welcomes you.

100% Private

All Withlocals experiences
are private, meaning exclusively
for you.

a 100% taste of the city

From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
Our hosts share it with you.

Eat in Sri Lanka

  • Breakfast the Sri Lankan way with String Hoppers (Idiappa) accompanied by lunu miris, a mix of red onions and spices. Hoppers are made from a fermented batter of rice flour, coconut milk and a dash of palm toddy.
  • Milk and rice in one? This is not something that you eat everyday. Kiribath, meaning "Milk rice" is found in most Sri Lanka to be something recommended to travelers.
  • Kavum, Kokis and Asmi. Traditional juicy sweetmeats are normally prepared during Sinhala and Tamil New year or in special occasions.
  • For popular drink, Faluda is simply the second to none! A mixed cold drink with syrup, ice cream, jelly pieces and basil seeds.

Top food experiences in Sri Lanka

Best Cooking Lesson in Sri Lanka


€29.00 p.p.

Sri Lanka’s Best Treasures: Sigiriya Rock & Dambulla Caves



€83.00 p.p.

Your Magical Sri Lanka Personalized Tour - 3 days



€91.00 p.p.

Advantages to enjoy a home-cooked meal with a local

  • Meet new friends and get an authentic experience you will never forget
  • You get extra recommendations on what to do and what to try while you’re there
  • Your host can teach you how to cook local dishes and take home one of the best travel souvenirs: local recipes. Ask for a cooking class for an in-depth understanding of the cuisine you’re trying out
  • Taste and enjoy authentic local food prepared just for you by your host.
  • Taker in the flavors, history, and culture of Sri Lankan cuisine
  • You can always personalize your experience 100% for your food preferences and diet restrictions, simply ask for a personalized offer from your host.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Darren Vishwa

Mountain Bike Adventure Outside of Kandy

Great communication and timekeeping.
Excellent directions,instructions about the ride.
The ride was very scenic and was a challenge that can be tailor made to suite the riders ability.
The mountain bikes were Scott and were in excellent condition.
A very warm person with lots of local knowledge and I would highly recommend that if you are thinking about a bike ride then Vishwa is your man.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
jackie Vishwa

Mountain Bike Adventure Outside of Kandy

Thanks Vishwa for the great afternoon on the bikes in the hills of kandy. I loved getting out in the little villages, challenging myself, the great workout and the stop four delish sri Lankan treats at the agricultural uni. Would totally recommend to those who enjoy biking and seeing a different side to kandy. Thanks

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Lucie Deshan

Hiking Experience - Two Magical Days in Ella

Deshan nous a accompagné pendant 2 jours entre Kandy et Ella. Cascades, plantations de thé, randonnées. Il est très attentionnée et a su répondre à nos attentes.merci deshan !