Best Destinations for Food Lovers in Africa

Best Destinations for Food Lovers
Image courtesy of Waffle Stop in Abuja, Nigeria

For lovers of good food looking to discover the best of Africa, for those looking for unique and authentic experiences, we have selected the best travel destinations for food lovers in Africa. Are you a foodie traveler, just like we areJoin Dream Africa in fishing Dakar, making the banku and tilapia in Accra, jollof rice tasting in Lagos, try the local cuisine but also, global culinary infusions in Johannesburg, Marrakesh, Abuja, Douala, Addis Ababa and Nairobi. You will love the wines of Constantia Valley when visiting South Africa but also, the delicious tropical and seafood in Seychelles and Zanzibar. Down a cold cocktail in Casablanca, Maputo or Kampala, or simply enjoy a Cape Town braai with traditional beer. It’s time to discover and explore the best travel destinations for food lovers!

Lagos, Nigeria

Nigeria’s economic and cultural powerhouse is tempting in itself, but Lagos’ food scene is increasingly irresistible. This is where foodies get nonstop food action, try the Nigerian posterchild dish, jollof riceplus classic menus at its various fun and vibrant hangout venues. It’s also one of Africa’s most visited cities, so you can eat both local and international delicacies.

Johannesburg, South Africa

When it comes to food, there’s something delicious to try on pretty much every street corner of Johannesburg, both local and global cuisines. Being one of Africa’s most visited tourist cities, Johannesburg offers its visitors rich diversity of culinary influences – from South African to Indo-Asian – and great street food. You won’t want to miss out on traditional bunny chow and mouth-watering bobotie.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The bustling capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, has hipster coffee spots and brunch joints but also, top restaurants where Ethiopian cuisine reigns supreme. The indulgent injera dishes are tasteful, plentiful, and there’s not much stress to your wallet.

Praslin, Seychelles

The popular and beautiful Praslin island of Seychelles offer freshest seafood as well as contemporary options with Caribbean fusion. Indulge unlimited fresh local fish and seafood served in a variety of local dishes. The idyllic tropical atmosphere is always amazing, and the setting really is beautiful.

Accra, Ghana

A trip to Ghana’s capital city, Accra, is never complete without indulging the famous Ghanaian banku and tilapia. Banku is one of the favourite dishes in Ghana, a legend in Ghanaian cuisine. Restaurants in Accra offer a wide range of international and local dishes, so there’s more than enough eating spots where visitors can find this irresistible-traditional Ghanaian classic.

Douala, Cameroon

Cameroon’s largest city and economic capital, Douala offer one of the most exciting and diverse restaurants and eating spots in the country. Here, you’ll feast your belly to some native classic and the latest global cuisines. There’s a remarkable French influence in Cameroonian cuisine, and there are talented chefs creating freshest menus from locally-sourced ingredients.

Nairobi, Kenya

When in Nairobi, you are never far from a tasty treat walking around the center of Kenya’s capital city. Here, international tasty freshly pastries are competing alongside the locals to offer the best renditions of both worlds in everything a foodie craves. Simply follow the aroma and find yourself in one of the best bakeries and restaurants in town.

Marrakesh, Morocco

It seems it’s no longer just rich who come to make it big in Marrakesh. Marrakesh has one of the hottest food scenes in the Morocco, thanks to being one of the best tourist destinations in Africa, young foodies and chefs have helped shape the local dining scene.

Pointe-Noire, Congo

On the coast of Congo, port city of Pointe-Noire is not only Republic of the Congo’s second largest city but also a little haven of seafront restaurants. Boasting restaurants, cafés and bistros, there is something for every food lover visiting here. Discover and enjoy a meal at one of the best restaurants in Pointe-Noire, Congo.

Kinshasa, DR Congo

Kinshasa is a city you experience rather than visit. The City runs on coffee and food just as much as its Congo River banks. Get best out of the city’s food culture, whether you’re after caffeine, cake, or just a spot to sit – Kinshasa offers you a few extra to better your cafe experience.

Casablanca, Morocco

Fronting the Atlantic Ocean with a picturesque landscape, Casablanca is the perfect place to go for a relaxing and fun foodie holiday. A city with luxurious riverside full of local farmer markets selling the freshest fish, meats, fruit and vegetables. This Morocco’s port city and commercial hub offer a wide selection of restaurants, coffee shops and cafés to satisfy your unending appetite.

Kampala, Uganda

Kampala is one of the most thriving food capitals of Africa, drawing on the rich cultural diversity of traditional and modern cooking styles. The Uganda’s capital offer enthusiasm and passion of a new taste to food lovers.

Maputo, Mozambique

Maputo is easily one of Africa’s most attractive capital cities. This Mozambique’s stylish city offers food lovers a wide selection of cafes, restaurants and eating spots that dish out fresh cultural and Mediterranean influenced choices. Its waterside setting makes it the perfect laid-back cocktail sipping city.

Dakar, Senegal

Dakar, the capital of Senegal is a great place for foodies to eat and drink in the warm Atlantic Ocean breeze while you watch life pass. This Atlantic port city of the Cap-Vert peninsula has beach restaurants where foodies dine on freshly caught fish.

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Brazzaville, Congo

Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of the Congo is a laid-back and safe city with a dynamic food scene with a lively café culture. Whether you’re need in of breakfast or brunch, or just a caffeine hit or sate a sweet tooth, Brazzaville is filled with options to please all your cravings and tastes.

Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja is home to some of the best restaurant in Africa, the food scene in Nigeria’s capital will make a foodie fall a little more in love with Nigerian and African cuisine. The likes of Waffle Stop and BluCabana are some of the best hangout spots you can visit in Abuja, while the Millennium Park is the more casual way to get a taste of the city’s picnic culture.

Cape Town, South Africa

One of the biggest and most historic wine regions in the world, Cape Town is home to everything from traditional South African delis to avant-garde concept restaurants and everything in between for every foodie. It has some of the best burger spots in Africa. Just few minutes away from Cape Town’s business district is Constantia Valley, the getaway to wine tasting in South Africa. This region is known worldwide for the quality of its vineyards and cellars. A visit to Cape Town is a journey full of aromas, tastes and wine!

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Welcome to Zanzibar Archipelago of Tanzania, one of the most beautiful islands in Africa as well as one of the most sought-after places for a romantic getaway in the World. A dream destination for everyone and foodies alike, there are fragrant fresh seafood, mouth-watering desserts and plenty of surprises along the way too – all of which will leave no hole in your wallet.

Cairo, Egypt

Egypt’s capital City has earned its reputation as a foodie mecca in North Africa. Whether you’re looking for breakfast spots or for fine dining, Cairo has a lot of options for you. And if you’re a fan of cooking as much as you are eating, there are enough local markets and shopping malls to help create food porn.

Durban, South Africa

Durban is a foodie-friendly city with great vegan and vegetarian options of restaurants and bars in Durban. A wallet-friendly city catering to diners who are out to explore the local and international flavours. Keep your Instagram feed fresh while satisfying your appetite by the most Instagrammable cafés in Durban.

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Port Harcourt has earned its reputation as a foodie hotspot in Nigeria whether you’re looking for fine dining or food festivals. The city is home to bole and fish, one of Nigeria’s irresistible-traditional favourites.

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