Local Food

Facts about Nairobi
Eating Local Cuisine in Kenya
Local Food

Kenyan cuisine takes its own unique taste through the use of native spices and local ingredients. Kenya offers a variety of delicious foods, and wherever you visit in the region you will discover the ethnic heritage of Kenya in their local dishes.

We have picked a selection of dishes for you to try out on your visit to Kenya:


Ugali is the most popular food in Kenya. Ugali is a staple starch cornmeal made with miaze flour. Ugali is often accompanied with Sukuma Wiki (Collard Greens).


Kenyans like eating Pilau, which is absolutely delicious. Pilau consists of rice flavoured with spices, meat, chicken or fish. A vegetarian option for Pilau is also available which comprises of rice, local vegetables in season and spices. Pilau is often eaten with Kachumbari (a fresh tomato and onion salad)


Chapati is Kenyans' favorite bread for most meals. Chapati is made with white flour, salt and oil. Kenyans love a Chapati for breakfast with a steaming cup of tea. Chapati is also eaten for lunch and dinner with meat stew.


Mukimo is a popular food in Kenya. The traditional delicacy is made with potatoes, peas, corn and onions. Incredibly delicious.


Matoke is one of the staple dishes in Kenya. Matoke is made with bananas which are cooked and mashed into a meal. It is served with a flavoured sauce.

Nyama Choma 

Kenyans love their Nyama Choma. Nyama Choma is meat which bas been barbequed over an open fire. It is eaten with Ugali and Kachumbari.


Githeri is a common Kenyan dish which mainly consists of maize and kidney beans. Both the maize and kidney beans are usually boiled and stewed. A delicious and nutritious meal.

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