Food & Cuisine in Antananarivo
The varied ethnic mix of the capital ensures that Antananarivo offers up a number of culinary options. While the rest of Central Madagascar does not feature the same amount of choice, there are still many good places to eat. Local Malagasy cuisine is also quite tasty, and definitely worth a try while in Madagascar.
The various ethinicities and regional influences have all combined to create quite an intriguing local cuisine and dining scene!
This Antananarivo & Central Madagascar Restaurant Guide gives a brief indication of the dining scene in the region, specifically in Antananarivo. It also lists a number of restaurants that you may wish to try out for yourself. For further information about traditional Malagasy cuisine, make sure you take a look at our Madagascar Restaurant Guide. And make sure you also check out our Antananarivo & Central Madagascar Shopping Guide, for hints and tips on the best souvenirs and gifts to purchase.
Antananarivo & Central Madagascar Food & Restaurant Guide
French, Chinese, Indian and Italian, as well as local Malagasy restaurants, can all be found in Antananarivo. Everything from funky, eclectic local places to posh, classy restaurants is available, as the capital offers the best range and variety of cuisines in the country. Antsirabe also offers a fine range of options. Other smaller cities and towns in Central Madagascar may not be able to offer the same amount of international fare and variety, but even smaller local places can still put on excellent, hearty meals, prepared from the freshest local ingredients.
And don't forget to try out some of the absolutely divine tropical fruits - although be prepared, Madagascars fruits are so fresh and juicy that they may cause you to look at fruits in your home country in an entirely new (and unflattering) light!