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Traditional Dar Es Salaam Food

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Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Dar Es Salaam is complete without tasting the traditional Dar Es Salaam food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Dar Es Salaam to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.


  • Chapati: fried flat bread.
  • Chips Mayai: chips and eggs.
  • Couscous: is generally served with vegetables.
  • Ugali: porridge dish made of maize, water and flour.



  • Makubi: spinach and tomato side dish.
  • Mchicha: side dish made of spinach, coconut, and peanuts.

Main courses


Fast food

Street food

Drinks (Non-alcoholic)

  • Chai: Tanzanian tea.

Drinks (Alcoholic)

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