Although not as varied as neighbouring India, Sri Lankan street food encompasses a wide variety of snacks or ‘short eats’ as they are more commonly known. These include: roti’s, hoppers, egg hoppers, curried fish rolls, kottu, delicious BBQ chicken and a whole lot more.
Street food is available all over the island, from the small shacks on the roadside, to the specially adapted carts that trundle through the streets day and night. Some dishes have a South Indian influence, but generally the tantalising combination of spices and flavours used makes Sri Lankan street food extremely unique.
The majority of street food is extremely spicy. So, if you are not comfortable with the slow burn of the chilli and spice, ask for one of the milder options available. Street food in Sri Lanka is extremely cheap too, so if you find yourself a little strapped for cash, this is definitely the way to eat.