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.

SriLankan Cooking Class while exploring hidden gems


€24.00 p.p.

Locals' Favorite Food Tour: the 10 tastings



€13.00 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
Amy Manoshi

All About Curry - Private Cooking class

Manoshi was a great cookery teacher. I loved the private one on one class, as I got to be involved with all the preparation and cooking. The dishes we made were veggie friendly and some of the best I tasted in all my trip in Sri Lanka.

She organised a pick up and drop off from my hotel, making it easy for me as a traveller. The venue of the cookery class is well equipped and spacious.

The ingredients were all laid out beautifully, and she packed up leftovers for me at the end.

I really recommend this cookery class for anyone interested in easy Sri Lankan dishes.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Gareth Manoshi

All About Curry - Private Cooking class

We had a great time doing it our cookery class with Manoshi. Clear instructions and an interactive experience, not just watching! Amazing smells and tastes, we loved the dishes she showed us. Now we have the recipes, will definitely try them at home.
Thank you so much Manoshi.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Dominik Deshan

Hike the Adam's Peak and Catch the Sunrise

We made a trip from Kandy to the Adams Peak. He showed us not just the Adams Peak. We discovered a few other areas like a Tea Factory, went river rafting and he also told us much about sri lankan culture and animals! We liked it very much! We hardly recommend this guy to all people how want to explore sri lanka with a private guide!