mandazi doughnut

What is Mandazi?

There is no deep fried delight in Nairobi like Mandazi. Mandazi are deep fried doughnuts that can either be enjoyed savoury or sweet. They are often flavoured with cardamom, nutmeg and mixed with coconut. Mandazi are a popular street food in East Africa.

Where to enjoy Mandazi in Nairobi

City Market


If you are up for an adventure, City Market and its surrounds are good to try Nairobi street food offerings while shopping for souvenirs. In addition, City Market has a variety of items for sale such as vegetables, fruits, paintings and sculptures. Improvements can be witnessed at City Market since Nairobi City Council took over management. Ensure you stay safe and carry small notes when you visit this market. A local guide could be very helpful.

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