The Sri Lanka Travel Specialists
Kandy’s central location has led to its cuisine being influenced by the culinary traditions from all regions of Sri Lanka, and here travellers can find some of the island’s most renowned dishes such as Jaffna crab curry and the Dutch-influenced lamprais. In addition, Kandy proudly boasts its own traditional dishes with their own distinctive flavour, such as the sour fish curry ambul thiyal. Street food is also a highlight here, with vendors and small shops on every corner serving the popular spicy snacks known locally as ‘short eats.’ The more adventurous among you may like to venture into the bustling markets to see the exotic fruit and vegetables on offer and see canvas sacks overflowing with brightly-coloured spices. Kandy was a key base for the British during the 19th and 20th centuries, so as well as local fare, food in Kandy includes western favourites such as traditional English afternoon tea.
As one of Sri Lanka’s biggest cities and a popular tourist destination, Kandy boasts a variety of dining options ranging from laidback cafés to fine-dining restaurants. Take a look at our favourite Kandy restaurants and cafés below.
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