22 Traditional Kenyan Dishes We Love

Kenyan foods are delicious and unique to different communities.

Kenyan vegetarian meal Irio puree of sweet potato

A staple that you’ll find in almost all households is Ugali or corn flour meals. Meats, vegetables, and grains are additional constituents prepared as accompaniments in most dishes.

Each community prides itself on its prowess at preparing particular meals. It’s Githeri and Irio for the Kikuyu, Matoke for the Kisii, Fish for the Luo, and mouthwatering seafood and Pilau from the coastal community.

Curious about what Kenyans love eating? Below are the top 22 favorite Kenyan foods you should try.

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.

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