Ten Kenyan Street Foods You Must Try!

Kenyan street foods have are among the most sought after, especially by those visiting Kenya for the first time.

Kenya, a charming country in East Africa, is among African countries known to have the most exciting street foods. It sits along the Indian Ocean’s coast and is surrounded by mountain ridges, savannah, and the Great Rift Valley, providing ample opportunity to be one with nature.

Maasai Mara Reserve, located in Nairobi’s capital city, is one of the must-see attractions here, especially for animal lovers.

You’ll see elephants, rhinos, lions, tigers, and other wildlife in their natural habitats. It is also well-known for hosting large herds of grazers such as deer, llamas, cattle, and horses during their annual migration.

Aside from nature and the wild, Kenya is known for its delectable dishes that reflect the country’s culture and history.

Check out our collection of the finest street food you should try in Kenya as your guide to the country’s vibrant food scene if you want a flavor of the country on a plate or a stick.

Ten Kenyan Street Foods You Must Taste

1. Smokie Pasua

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Smokie pasua is a sausage split to make a pocket that is filled with kachumbari (fresh tomato and onion salad) and then topped with chili and tomato sauce.

Because the sausage has already been cooked, the vendor will only have to reheat it for the customers. These are frequently sold alongside boiled eggs in white trolleys in many Kenyan towns.

Just a heads up: this street food is flavorful and addictive, making it difficult to resist buying another.

2. Mutura

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Mutura, Kenya’s most popular street food, is prepared differently in each town. To simplify, it is made of goat or beef tripe that is then filled with minced meat or raw blood before being boiled in a soup to allow the blood or meat to cook.

This food is also referred to as blood sausage. You can order a plain-meat Mutura if you find it difficult to eat knowing there is blood in it. Before serving, it is steamed and sliced into tiny pieces on a small board.

3. Mshikaki (grilled kebab)

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Mshikaki, a famous street food in Kenya, is also identified as a kebab in many other countries. It is a skewer that is usually made of meat, such as beef, goat, or chicken.

The meat is brined before being grilled over an open fire. It can be spicy at times and contains vegetables. Electric Avenue in Nairobi, which is home to many bars and clubs, is teeming with kebab vendors.

4. Grilled Maize

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