The obvious culinary attraction in this area is seafood, and there is plenty available, with excellent fish, crabs, lobster, oysters and more. There is also an abundance of fresh tropical fruits and vegetables, peanuts, cashews and wild honey.
There is a great many restaurants throughout the North Coast serving a range of international cuisines. Many hotels have their own restaurants.
Malindi has a large Italian population, many of whom are involved in the tourist trade. As a result, there are plenty of excellent Italian restaurants, bistros and coffees shops to be found along the coast.
The Kenyan coast is famous for its Swahili Cuisine, a traditional blend of Arabic and African cooking styles. Swahili specialities are mild curries made from a thick coconut sauce, and seafood cooked with cloves and cinnamon.
The coast’s mix of African and Asian cuisines also produce a wide range of vegetarian dishes.
For those who wish to cook for themselves, the abundant supply of markets, shops and modern supermarkets will cater for your every need.
Privately rented homes usually have a cook provided, who will buy ingredients and prepare meals to your taste. See the Related Links above for the full range of traditional and modern Kenyan cuisine.