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Traditional Tripoli Food

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


  • Eijjat Kausa: courgette fritters.
  • Hassa: tomato-based gravy.
  • Kammon Hoot: a spice blend.
  • Kara'a: pumpkin dip.
  • Khalyat al Lahm: fried lamb.
  • Kronb Mbatan: lamb and cauliflower patties.
  • Leka'ek: a type of shortbread, made of flour, baking powder, and olive oil.
  • Shakshooka: an egg and chilli dish.
  • Usban: sausage, stuffed with a mixture of rice and herbs, as well as lamb and chopped liver and heart.
  • Z'ummeeta: a doughy dish eaten served with olive oil and chili sauce.



  • Libyan Eggplant salad: eggplant, garlic, slices of white bread, lemon juice, olive oil, onion, parsley, pepper, salt, black and green olives.
  • Libyan Olive Salad: black and green olives, lemon, parsley, paprika, chili powder, garlic cloves, cumin, olive oil.
  • Libyan Summer Salad: tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, green olives, green chili pepper, salt, olive oil, water.
  • Salata Mashwia: baked green bell pepper salad.

Main courses


Fast food

Street food

  • Boureek: baked or fried filled pastry.
  • Kufta: kofta kebab with minced meat.
  • Kufta Hoot: kofta kebab with minced fish.

Drinks (Non-alcoholic)

Drinks (Alcoholic)

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