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Colombo’s Street Food

Your host is an expert in the cuisine that makes this island tick. The streets dance at night as...

Colombo, Western Province

Your host is an expert in the cuisine that makes this island tick. The streets dance at night as all kinds of eateries come alive. Come feed more than just your belly!


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Here’s a night-time street food experience where you’ll dive deep into this city’s heart. An odd mix of cuisine, all flavour-packed, there is harmony here in food. A shot of arrack — a local alcoholic drink — at a working-class watering hole sets the tone for the evening. Next, the host leads you through a few of the older streets in Colombo. The frenzy of human activity adds colour to these tightly-packed alleyways and bylanes. Ah! And then we get to Hulftsdorp Street. Her unusual local fare is a highlight of this food-centered experience. Here you’ll find everything from slow-cooked curries using off cuts of meat, or brain and intestine, to well-marinated grilled meat dishes. We grab a quick tuk tuk ride to get to Galle Face, thereafter. A beachfront promenade, it is lined with outdoor eateries serving up an interesting mix of local food inspired by the many communities that call this island home.


This experience is tailored so that you are not urged to try the food and drink you’ll encounter during it. We can’t vouchsafe the hygiene standards. But we eat this stuff all the time! So try it if it appeals to you, and you won’t be disappointed. It is the best way to absorb Colombo’s and this island’s distinct buzz.


Includes : Host, water.
Times : Starts at 1800 hours & ends at 2030 hours (Approx. 2.5 hours).
Children : 16+ years.
To wear/bring : Conservative dress.

What to Know Before you trvel


Knowledge and expertise can make your holiday more canker free and fun filled.

Sri Lanka is a tropical island. Therefore, breathable cotton clothing would be ideal. White is considered a clean, pure colour especially when visiting religious sites. Ideally a pair of sturdy sneakers for treks would do whilst a pair of comfy flip flops would do for excursions and sandals would be perfect for the beach or for a casual walk.
Get permission from the proper people before visiting a sacred place. This might be a caretaker, holy person, elder, or the governing agency affiliated with the site. Be aware that even after attaining permission from a governing agency you may be offending indigenous people who may not have jurisdiction over their own sacred sites.
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01.A person may bring any sum of money in foreign currencies into Sri Lanka. This sum could be in TCs, Bank drafts or currency notes. However, if the total of such sum exceeds US$ 15,000, such sum should be declared to the Sri Lanka Customs.

02. If a person wishes to take out from Sri Lanka any sum in exceeds of US$ 5000 in currency notes out of the sum brought in as per (1) above, such person should declare the entirety of the sum brought in, even if it is less than US$ 15,000.
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