Are you an adventurous food enthusiast?

This is a Zanzibar food guide for keen enthusiasts who have adventurous palates and an appreciation for food and culture. Zanzibar is well known for being a spice island dating back to the 16th Century, and due to the diverse influences from countries such as Oman, Iran, and Britain, it adopted a mixture of different culinary traditions which cemented the Swahili heritage. Understanding the culture is more than just visiting tourist attractions, it is having a marinated conversation with the food.

By acknowledging and embracing the diverse cuisines on the Island, Xanadu Villas & Retreat mastered the art of creating rich flavored dishes, which allow our guests to experience a variety of cuisines throughout their stay. As many properties go for A la Carte or buffet style, Xanadu Villas & Retreat opt for a more Bespoke Du Jour approach.

We also pride ourselves in growing an organic garden that offers herbs & vegetables as we exercise sustainable practices and deliver quality meals. We are Kosher friendly, provide halal produce, accommodate Jain cuisine, are happy with vegans & vegetarians, empathize with lactose intolerance, gluten-free, and nut allergy foodies.

At Xanadu Villas & Retreat, we have adapted the concept of embracing each of our guests' dietary and religious needs just as Zanzibar embraced different culinary traditions throughout the centuries.

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