Namibians don’t mess around when it comes to food and they love their meat, so finding a succulent steak or some sticky ribs to sink your teeth into is easy. However, far from just being carnivorous, the country blends together an exciting combination of German fare with traditional street food and fresh seafood that draws its taste inspiration from far and wide across the globe. Here are some spots that are bound to get avid foodies salivating.
The Fish Deli in Swakopmund sells only the freshest seafood straight off the boats, as well as fabulous sushi and succulent oysters. Fresh, uncooked seafood is available on a daily basis for those who want to test their culinary skills, while ready homemade meals, such as marinated fish fillets and calamari stir-fries can immediately satisfy the hungry. The one-stop deli also sells yummy ingredients such as goats cheese and Namibian olive oil, and will even throw together a sundowner picnic for you, including delicacies such as oysters and champagne.
For art on a plate, head off to JoJo’s, where you will find not only great food, but also a laid-back atmosphere and an eclectic vibe. The emphasis on art in any form is big here, and the restaurant is considered Windhoek’s hippest creative culinary hotspot, uniting fine dining with creative and interesting cooking methods. JoJo’s is as close as it gets to food theater in Windhoek, so book a table and enjoy the show.
Meat-loving foodies should head along to the Closwa Biltong Factory, which offers a mouth-watering variety of genuine Namibian biltong and dried sausage. These snacks are an all-time favorite in South Africa and Namibia, and at Closwa they are made of free-range beef or venison meat cuts that are cured in a unique blend of salt and other spices. There are a number of factory shop outlets throughout Namibia so there is no excuse not to try some delicious Namibian biltong.
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