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.

Fun Cooking Class for the Whole Family


€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
Hedda Buddhima

Fun Cooking Class for the Whole Family

We had such a great day with Buddhima and her family. They took us to the Elephant Orphanage where we had a great time and good guiding,despite the rain . Then we drove through the most beautiful landscape before we arrived at her family 's house. All of her family were great, very welcoming and sweet! And the food was smashing!!!!! And love the trip to the lake 😊 Thank you!

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Lisa Vishwa

Mountain Bike Adventure Outside of Kandy

My partner and I booked this tour, as we enjoy a small adventure here and there and were intrigued by exploring some of Sri Lanka's beautiful nature by bike. Vishwa was an amazing guide, who's extremely attentive and knowledgeable, not just of Kandy but Sri Lanka as a whole. He took us on a fairly demanding ride but that was stated when we booked our tour, so we came as prepared as we could! The views of mountains and tea plantations were great and Vishwa gave us many opportunities to stop and take in the moment (and take pictures) whilst informing us about surrounding areas and offering refreshments. The tour ended with a delicious local lunch and fresh mango and coconuts! Vishwa and his driver were very prompt and we would recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys a little off-road adventure!

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Marie-Sophie Kamal

A customized trip with Kamal

We did a trip to Dambulla rock and pirudangala rock with Kamal and his friend Sigul! In the beginning I wasn't feeling very Well, but they did everything to make me feel better (they even gave me a natural pill from the spice garden)!! For lunch, we had to make our own food, and it was very good and nice how to learn to make sri lankan curry!
I would recommend kamal and sigul too my friends immediately!
Kind regards, Floris & marie from Belgium