A Tour of Darajani Market in Stone Town, Zanzibar


No matter where you travel, one of the best ways to experience local life is to explore the local fresh market. Markets are not only where things are sold and traded, but they are also where people congregate to socialize, meet friends, and eat. Located just on the edge of the ancient lanes of Stone Town […]

In Zanzibar, Delicious Local Food at Passing Show Hotel (Restaurant)


Ask just about any local Zanzibari for a great local Zanzibari food restaurant in central Stone Town, and they’ll either point you to Lukmaan (another great restaurant), or Passing Show Hotel. Both restaurants serve nearly the same menu, a full range of Zanzibari favorites like pilau rice and biryani, and a variety of curries, stews, and […]

The Ultimate Zanzibar Travel Guide for Food Lovers


Introduction When I was a kid, I spent the majority of my growing up years in East Africa. I dreamt about visiting Zanzibar, experiencing the mix of cultures, exploring the narrow lanes of Stone Town, and sampling the delicious coastal cuisine. Pictures of pristine turquoise waters and white sand kept me inspired, and I knew I had to visit […]

Mukhy’s grilled tandoori chicken and sauces you can’t resist!


It’s a beautiful view, sitting on a plastic chair in front of a piece of street-side grilled chicken with a trio of unknown sauces to explore. And that’s exactly what I faced when I sat down for a quick afternoon snack at Mukhy’s Cafe in Stone Town, Zanzibar. When you approach Mukhy’s Cafe, you’re greeted […]

VIDEO: Zanzibar pizza


(Watch Zanzibar pizza on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/fbbagObk7t4) On the island of Zanzibar, just off the coast of Tanzania, they make a little snack known as a Zanzibar pizza. With influences from India and the Middle East, how they came up with this combination of ingredients, and how a Zanzibar pizza became famous remains a mystery […]

Jozani Forest and the Unique Red Colobus Monkeys of Zanzibar


While turquoise beaches and swaying palm trees are the normal pictures of Zanzibar, there’s also a national park forest on the island, known as Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park (or just Jozani Forest). I’m going to admit straight up, visiting Jozani Forest will probably not be the highlight of your visit (unless you REALLY love […]

VIDEO: Zanzibari Food at Lukmaan Restaurant in Stone Town


You might have already seen the article about Lukmann restaurant, it’s one of my favorites in Stone Town. The rice biryani’s, the curries, and in particular the octopus curry, which I had this meal, were all outstanding! Watch the video here: (If you can’t see it, watch it on YouTube here) The meal entire was […]