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Withlocals The 10 Tastings: Colombo Private Street Food Tour provided by Withlocals

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Withlocals The 10 Tastings: Colombo Private Street Food Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Sampling Colombo’s street foods can be tricky without a guide to point out favorite local eats and what they consist of. With this private tour, you gain the insider knowledge you need. Let a guide introduce you to food spots such as Pettah Market, together with treats such as cassava chips and samosas, so you end up truly eating like a local. Eight food and two drinks tastings are included.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Fort
    Fort, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Fort Railways Station, inquiries desk number 6
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  • 1
    Colombo Fort Railway Station
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Dutch Museum
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Pettah
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 4
    Red Masjid
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 5
    Kayman's Gate
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 6
    Old Town Hall
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 7
    All Saints Church
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 8
    New Kathiresan Kovil
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 9
    Wolvendaal Church
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Gas Paha Junction
    Sea St, Colombo 01300, Sri Lanka
    End with a sweet delight: winter melon candy
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Highlights
  • Eat like a local on a private Colombo street food tour
  • Find the city’s top snacks and street food haunts with minimal effort
  • Try samosas and "lamprais" curry; and hear facts about them you’d miss alone
  • Choice of departures, with eight food and two drinks tastings included
Important Information
Departure Point
Fort, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Duration
3h
Return Details
Gas Paha Junction, Sea St, Colombo 01300, Sri Lanka
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • 2 non alcoholic drinks
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Extra food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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smallfamily61 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Melbourne, Australia24 contributions13 helpful votes
Tour was everything we hoped it would be. There was a bit of extra drama with police queries at the start due to start of COVID-19 shutdowns (we obviously looked suspicious while we were waiting, we got there early). Once we were past that we had a truly authentic street food
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sauphie96 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Magdeburg, Germany5 contributions1 helpful vote
I did a very nice streetfood tour with Siva through Pettah and Fort, we visited the big fruit and vegetable market as well as small local shops and restaurants and tried all the tasty Sri Lankan Streetfood. Siva is amazing, very friendly and helpfull and tells you a lot about
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Suma C wrote a review Mar. 2020
18 contributions12 helpful votes
I loved this tour with Siva. He found all of the balanced flavors of Colombo’s street food and brought them to me. He was also very kind and thoughtful throughout too. We had lots of interesting topics to discuss over food! Would definitely recommend.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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kasistos wrote a review Feb. 2020
Zurich, Switzerland52 contributions5 helpful votes
I had a great tour with Siva. He has shown me many places which for sure I wouldn't have been able to discover myself and all of them delicious. A piece of advice: you might want to bring your Tupperware boxes as it is a looooot of food - I had the tour for lunch, leftovers for
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jill P wrote a review Feb. 2020
Staten Island, New York5 contributions1 helpful vote
I'm so happy I booked a street food tour with Shiva! He took me around for some great local bites in the neighborhood. I wanted to try everything and was stuffed by the end. My favorite was the samosa from a small shop I would have never found alone. I am pretty confident that I
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Sri Lankan culinary magic!
Dulshan was a delightful teacher. We had a fun and informative time making a chicken curry and a potato curry. The
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Michael C
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Delicious Sri Lankan cooking
Second cooking class we have taken with Dulshan! This time we made devil chicken and tempered rice. The food was de
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Stephaniewallbank
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Virtual curry cooking class
A great birthday iso present for my husband- we both enjoyed it very much! Dulshan is a very warm, funny chef with
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dvanotterdijk
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Lovely experience
Great experience! Dulshan is a really nice and funny person. It really felt like we were in the same room with him.
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Amazing experience
We cooked remotely for my sisters birthday, our guides were incredible, the food was amazing and the experience was
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Must do
Had the most amazing experience Dulshan was lovely and funny. He was entertaining and also patient and felt like he
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Fun in Sri Lanka
He was a greater instructor, patient took us step By step and very entertaining and friendly- gave us tidbits abou
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Waste of money. Never got an experience ar all. Inable to change datecandctome as promised and was called st wrong time:
Allow customer to change date. Ensure communication with provider works and you are xalled at correct time.
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Sooziesus
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Fantastic coking class and delicious curry!
Fantastic cooking class with Dulshan! He provided a fun, informative class and the curry was delicious! Seriously o
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burtandsarah
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Sri Lankan curry cooking class and culture with Dulshan
Dulshan taught and entertained a group of about nine of us with humor, facts, demonstration, cooking tips and endle
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789sallys
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Terrific!!
My first time cooking a curry dish and it turned out great! The class was such fun. Dulshan managed our group with
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318SamR
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Delicious
A small group of us met virtually in Dulshan's kitchen, as a chance to meet across London, Kent and Sydney. It work
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Best COVID-19 night in ever.
Such a brilliant experience. Us in our kitchen in Manchester and our incredible host from her kitchen with the powe
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Shanita_05
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Great experience!
We loved the class with Dulshan and the food was super tasty at the end - it was a very enjoyable experience!
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Highly recommend
A great experience, both for the curry lesson and the cultural aspect. Dulshan and his wife are perfect hosts, frie
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