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Girja Nayar

5.0

Very nice discovery of Colombo's food and people. Great way to break into a new country.

Overview

Highlights of Colombo Street Food Tour:

- The Colombo food tour is a unique chance to explore the tantalizing and vibrant history of the delicious food of the country.

- An English speaking guide is available to guide you through the process and help you understand the origins and history behind the food you are tasting. 

- Understand what traditions are followed for preparation of the food, and get a chance to experience the local culture from up close. 

- You will get to visit various local street vendors as well as restaurants within the city center, and five to six types of Sri Lankan cuisines will be available for you to try.

- You will also get to learn about the cultural norms behind Sri Lanka’s most popular dishes. 

- Enjoy the sight of sizzling delicacies being prepared at the roadside stalls and dine in fine restaurants around the city. Enjoy pickles and King coconut drinks that the city is famous for, and at the end, you get to take some local sweets home, absolutely free of cost.

- The Colombo street food tour is the perfect place for a foodie to enjoy a wide variety of local delicacies that will make your mouth water. 

- The tour will continue for two and a half hours. You will meet your tour guide at the famous Galadari hotel in Colombo and he will take you all around the city in search of finger licking food that will leave you hungrier than ever. 

In this Colombo street food tour, taste some delicious local food of Sri Lanka like:

- Koththu

- Sri Lankan Egg hoppers

- Fruit pickles

- Wade and other snacks

- King coconut drink

- Sri Lankan rice and curry

- Ice cream

This tour has two time slots, your can chose any one of it according to your preferences.

1) Afternoon Food Tour - 1:00pm to 3:30 pm

2) Evening Food Tour - 5:00pm to 7:30 pm

How To Get There:

- The closest railway station is the Fort railway station

- Best way to reach to the meet up point is by hiring a local cab or tuk-tuk.

Meet Up Location: 

Outside Galadari hotel, 64 Lotus Rd, Colombo

Other Inclusions

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  • Snacks and beverages during the tour
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  • Dinner at local restaurant
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  • Bottled drinking water
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  • English speaking guide
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  • Packet of local sweets

Transport

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  • This is a walking tour

Things To Carry

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  • Voucher received by Thrilophilia
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  • Comfortable walking shoes
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  • Camera
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Personal Medication (if any)

Advisory

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  • Participants should take care not to eat heavy lunch or breakfast before going on this tour, as it will hamper their ability to enjoy the delicious cuisines offered.
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  • People who are traveling with family should also remember that children up to the age of 3 are not allowed to join the party, and child ticket is only applicable for kids up to the age of 11.
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  • Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes will be available.
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  • The participant should also wear comfortable shoes, as the tour will include a lot of walking around the city.
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  • People with allergies or dietary restrictions should inform the food guide about them beforehand.
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  • People who are allergic to gluten should not participate in this activity.
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  • The itinerary sequence is flexible and may change subject to time and availability

Tour Type

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  • This activity can be availed as a private or group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
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  • If cancellations are made 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-7 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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    Very nice discovery of Colombo's food and people. Great way to break into a new country.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. How to use the booking voucher?

      After you make a booking, it will take a maximum of 24 hours to confirm that we have received your request. After that, the voucher will be sent to your registered email ID. At the time of the tour, you can present the voucher on your mobile or a print out copy of it. Provided that you reached on the correct time and date specified on the voucher, you will then join the tour.

    2. Which are the best street food markets in Colombo?

      Colombo street food tour covers both street food stalls as well as renowned restaurants to explore. Here is a list of the best street food markets in the city:

      - Isso Vader at the seafront: Make sure you try a few pieces of the bright orange colored spicy lentil cakes with deliciously cooked prawns when you are in Colombo. We guarantee you will not be able to eat just one.

      - Galle Road: Several stalls and restaurants serve the finger licking string hoppers at Galle Road. The rice noodles are a popular breakfast food and are served with piping hot spicy curry and a cup of black tea.

    3. Which food is famous in Colombo?

      - Koththu: The delicious curry is made of leftover chappatis, spices, vegetables, and fish. It has slowly emerged as one of the most mouthwatering dishes in Colombo due to its flavor, texture and sheer delightful taste.

      - Hoppers are made up of pancake bowls with your choice of filling inside. Sri Lankans like to use eggs as filling for breakfast, and spicy curry for dinner. Throw in your choice of sambols and chutneys, and you have an affordable snack that will blow you away.

    4. What is the main food in Colombo? Where can I experience it?

      Colombo food tour is the perfect opportunity to get your hands on one of the most famous dishes of the country - rice and curry. It is a versatile food available almost everywhere in Colombo, and you can customize it to your liking. Sour fish curry is a favorite among the locals, and chicken curry, dhal curry, and green jackfruit curry are among the most popular variations. You will be able to dig into this delicious dish on your food tour.

    5. What can we eat in the floating markets in Colombo?

      The floating markets, also known as Pettah Floating Market offers a selection of local cuisines from 92 stalls including a restaurant. You can find piping hot hoppers and a veritable selection of curries. Coconut King drinks are perfect to kill the heat. Thai and Japanese cuisines are also available, along with fresh seafood.

    6. What is traditional Sri Lankan food?

      Colombo street food tour will take you on a journey where you will get to taste various traditional foods, including curry, Koththu, hoppers, King Coconuts drinks, fruit pickles, and the famous local ice cream. Enjoy mouthwatering fish curry with rice, and dig into lamprais - a spicy dish consisting of meat flavored with sambal chilly sauce. Get egg hoppers for breakfast, and try the famous Koththu - also known as Sri Lanka’s hamburger.

    7. Are there any Indian restaurants in Colombo?

      Yes, there are many Indian restaurants in Colombo where you can enjoy Punjabi dals as well as biryani and sambars. Saraswathie Lodge on Galle Road is one such example. Dig into mouthwatering Indian cuisine at an affordable price. You can also check out Indian Chaat Corner on Haig Road if you are craving some spicy chaat. Indian Summer at Horton Place offers delightfully cooked and mildly spiced delicacies for those of you who prefer a fancy dinner.

    8. Which are some popular cafes in Colombo?

      Colombo food tour will take you through some famous cafes in the city. Cup Cafe is ideal for relaxing with a cup of tea or coffee after a day of sightseeing. At Barefoot Garden Cafe, you can delight in the laidback atmosphere while enjoying tasty desserts. Choco Luv, on the other hand, is famous for its milkshakes. It is a true paradise for those of you who have a sweet tooth. You can also check out Stirred Cafe for a luxurious space which serves tasty pizzas and burgers.

    9. Are street food markets open during the night?

      Yes, some of the food markets in Colombo are open at night. For example, Galle Face Green, which is also covered in the Colombo street food tour, is an open space that only truly comes to life at night. Incandescent lights hang from stalls of food and drinks. Dig into freshly fried chips, hot popcorn, and corn on the cob. You will also get to taste the crunchy deep fried shrimps and fish on a skewer.

    10. Is Sri Lankan food spicy?

      Sri Lankans believe that if it’s not spicy, it is not tasty. Most of the food you will find on roadside stalls and small chaat corners will be spicy. Sri Lankans add a variety of herbs and spices to their curries and seafood, and even the fruits are mixed with spices to make pickles. However, you can find mildly spiced food at fancy restaurants if you want.

    11. What are some famous drinks in Colombo?

      Coconut Arrack is a popular alcoholic drink in Sri Lanka which is made by fermenting the sap of coconut palm flowers. You can try the strong drink on its own, or you can make the flavor more palatable by mixing it with coke or lemonade. King Coconut drink is another famous drink which is made from thambili, or king coconuts which are sweeter than the ones found in India.

      You will get to sample this delicious drink at the Colombo street food tour. The coconut water is often mixed with fruit juice for a refreshing drink during the summers. A freshly brewed cup of Ceylon tea is also good for getting rid of exhaustion in the scorching heat.

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