You just saw a road-side food stall with delicious aromas of seasoned meat filling your nose, but decided to pass because you were too afraid to try it.
Don’t be that person.
Most of the food stalls in Africa are perfectly safe and super cheap. It’s also how most of the locals eat.
From delicious suya in Nigeria to fresh chapati in Kenya, the foods found in stalls on the street are as close to authentic as you are going to get, unless you are invited into somebody’s house. You can often get a full meal for under $2 bucks at these places.
Of course, you should always make sure that the meat is freshly grilled and not laying around getting cold. Try to get something freshly made that you saw somebody cook and you should be good to go.
If it seems a bit too adventurous for you or doesn’t pass the eye test, at least try one of the local fast food spots that serve up traditional African food.
You can tell it’s going to be good when the establishment is full of locals chowing down.
A trip to Africa isn’t complete if you only eat at westernized establishments that tone down the food and cater to tourists.
So go on, live (and eat) a little, your taste buds will thank you.