Market Tour & Kenyan Cooking with Agnes


Our food tour through Nairobi starts early in the morning as we visit one of the city's most vibrant food markets right in the heart of Nairobi. I love bringing travelers to this local market tour because it's one of my favorite places to experience the city and culture, as it's more of a social event where you'll get to witness how the locals bargain and interact with their friends while shopping.

On this tour, I'll introduce you to some of my friends and most trusted vendors who will provide us with the highest quality ingredients for our cooking class later on in the afternoon. While we're here at the market, we'll take some time to explore the meat and produce markets that offer entirely different experiences, show precisely where the food we eat comes from, and display Kenya's tremendous culinary diversity.

Following our time exploring the market, we'll call a taxi and head back to my kitchen, where we'll prepare our ingredients for a traditional Kenyan cooking class. On this four-hour cooking class experience, I'll also discuss our culinary history, talk about Kenya's diverse cultures, and hopefully end the day as new lifelong friends.

I'm looking forward to hosting you in my kitchen and showing you what makes our cuisine so unique!

Type of Experience

Walking Tour

Included in price

Food (half board)
Activities as mentioned in the description


We had a great time with Agnes. She took us to the local market for a taste of Nairobi, then back to her kitchen/apartment. The space is functional and gives you a feel of what the city is like. Agnes was a joy to spend the day with. She did a great job of hands-on cooking, Kenyan style. The food was great and I will try to replicate it at home for friends. I highly recommend Agnes!


This is definitely a must-do! From the moment we met, it felt like family. Agnes and Monica warmly greeted us and took us on a tour of the fish/meat market followed by the most amazing walk through the city center. After a short Uber ride to her place of business, we began the process of preparing all the food. We exchanged stories and this is what made this a true experience. We didn’t feel like clients, but more like a family that’s in town for the holidays. I would talk more about the deliciousness of each item we prepared, but it was so good and plentiful I just want to nap. If you’re ever in Nairobi, this is a must-do. This is definitely a top 5 experience. Thank you Agnes and Monica for a great day.

The Netherlands

Bonding over local authentic food is a key component of all of my travels. We had an amazing experience with Agnes and her sister Monica, learning to cook authentic Kenyan cuisine. The day was filled with awesome adventures, bargaining at the local farmers market, food prep, lots of laughs & fun, and EXCELLENT food! We made coconut ugali, vegetables, chapatis, samaki wa kupaka, and Kenyan Masala chai tea. Agnes is such a sweet spirit and accommodating host. You’ll love every single minute of this experience. Thanks Agnes and Monica!!!


I had such a great time with Agnes and her sister! She replied really quickly to my questions and sent me a complete menu tailored to my dietary preferences. The market tour was very interesting, and although it was crowded, Agnes ensured my safety. After the market, we spent a very enjoyable day making traditional Kenyan dishes from different areas of the country. The food was delicious! Agnes and her sister described each dish as we were making it, and explained when and how it might be served. Upon my return home, Agnes followed up with me to provide video recipes for all of the incredible dishes that we made. Please do not hesitate to book this experience. You will not be sorry! Agnes is a professional, and you will learn many new things and have an incredible day!


About Me

Agnes K.

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About Me

Hi, I am Agnes, Kenyan born and raised. On top of that, I am a very passionate foodie and food blogger with a very successful YouTube channel (jikonimagic) where I showcase all things Kenyan food. This makes me one of the best-placed people to offer you the authentic Kenyan food and cooking experience. I am proud of my Kenyan food heritage and love sharing it with everyone, hence, my online platform. I hope that by offering this personalized experience, I will get to impart and impact you with my passion, pride, and magic of Kenyan food and culture.


Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy: Flexible

> If the traveler cancels more than 2 day(s) before the start of the experience, he is reimbursed 100 % of the amount paid
> If the traveler cancels less than 2 day(s) before the start of the experience, he is reimbursed 0 % of the amount paid

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