The Other-Side-of-Colombo Food Tour

Street Food for the curious traveller’s adventurous taste-buds in the bustling streets of historic old-Colombo!

Discover what the locals eat on the backstreets of Colombo’s busy old quarters in this unique Colombo City Walk. Bring your sense of humour as you rub shoulders with tuk-tuks and street vendors, gape at big trucks on narrow roads as they jostle their way between tiny shops full of colour! A side of the City you will never explore without a tour with a local! 8 Tastings in two hours plus.

Sri Lanka Tailor-Made. Just for you!

    Tour Details

    A glimpse into The Other Side of Colombo Food Tour, Sri Lanka


    * 6 Tastings of Street Food and drink from food carts and tiny corner-cafes
    * Taste the fried street wonders, the fresh fruit, the arab influenced treats and more
    * Don’t miss out the taste of ‘Yaara’ tea – the way we locals make it.
    * Wander down streets with little tuks and big trucks as your expert guide makes the city’s history come to life
    * A glimpse into the everyday-lives-of-everyday-SriLankans in the historic old quarters of Colombo where traces of Arab, Dutch, Portugese and British influence lingers in trade, architecture, and of course, the street food.
    * Child-friendly day tour
    * Minimum 2 pax required for tour to depart.
    * Small group (8 max) city walking tour in Colombo with a local expert, learning about unique locales along the way
    * Disability friendly tour – this foodie tour can be modified to suite disabled travellers, those with mobility problems and seniors (We may not be able to take you to the narrowest streets but the tour can be modified as a private tour)

    *Includes food tastings / English speaking Guide / tuk-tuk ride back to the Dutch Hospital Precincts

    • Duration:
      Two and half hours (departure can be adjusted but preferably 4 pm)
    • When to go:
      Daily at 4 pm except Sundays and public holidays. The food tour takes place in the neighborhood of Fort which is well connected by public transport.
    • Booking/Payment / Cancellation :
      Send us an enquiry to book this tour. All bookings need to be confirmed 48 hours in advance with full payments to be made prior to commencing the tour. Cancellations made 2 days prior to the scheduled tour date are fully refundable. In the event of extreme weather or if we are compelled to cancel the tour we will offer you a full refund.
    • How to get to the tour:
      Exact meeting address and detailed directions are provided with your booking confirmation. The food tour ends near the Dutch Hospital Precincts. Transportation to and from the food tour is not included unless you have booked a full Sri Lanka tour for the curious traveller with Ayu in the Wild. At the end of the food tour, our guides are always happy to call a tuk-tuk or Air Conditioned taxi for you or point you in the right direction.
    • Activity level:
      Moderate – this city walking tour involves walking for nearly 2 hours. ** Disability friendly tour – this foodie tour can be modified to suite disabled travellers and seniors (as a private tour with no walking – although some streets may not be accessible by vehicle)
    • What to bring on tour:
      * Bring a bottle of water or you can purchase one at the meeting point. * Footwear – We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes or sandals * Umbrella/Poncho – If rain is forecast, bring an umbrella as we will be outside for most of the tour. * Camera * A sense of humour and adventure
    • Is it a private tour:
      Our small group tours are kept to a maximum of 8 to make it more intimate and fun! However, if you’re visiting with family or a group of friends and are searching a unique thing to do in Colombo with some great street eats, ask for a private tour when sending an enquiry. We will make it the perfect tour for you. Additional costs may apply. All food tours for the disabled, seniors or those with mobility problems will be private tours.
    • How much will it cost:
      Send us an enquiry and we will cost it out for you depending on the number of pax, pick up and drop off location.




    FAQs on this experiential holiday

  • What about food allergies?

    We can accommodate virtually any food lifestyle. Just let us know about dietary restrictions prior to confirming the booking and we will advise you on how best we can tailor make the tour to suite your needs

  • Is this Sri Lanka walking tour available all year?

    Daily at 4 pm if there is a minimum of 2 pax- except Sundays and public holidays

  • What is not included?

    Travel insurance, transport, additional tastings and trip cancellation insurance

  • How do we pay for this tour?

    For bookings over 4 pax, we would require a 50% advance payment via bank transfer or a credit card number to confirm the tour.

  • Tips and Gratuities?

    Tips and gratuities are not required for this day tour.

  • Image Gallery

    Colombo walks with a local Colombo walks with a local
    Colombo's backstreets on the city walk Colombo’s backstreets on the city walk
    Kids and kites - Colombo city tour Kids and kites – Colombo city tour
    Yummy fried street food Yummy fried street food
    Pickled fruits on the food tour Pickled fruits on the food tour
    The whole sale streets of Colombo The whole sale streets of Colombo

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