The Ultimate ETHIOPIAN FOOD TOUR - Street Food and Restaurants in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia!

  • Published on Aug 8, 2018
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    Thank you to Go Addis Tours ( for taking me on this amazing ultimate food and market tour of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopia is one of my favorite countries in the world for food and travel, and this was my second time to visit, and I was eager to explore and eat as much as possible.
    We started early, 5 am in the morning and Go Addis Tours picked me up to start at the wholesale market. Even though the city is still sleeping, Addis Mercato is buzzing from 3 am when trucks full of produce from all over Ethiopia, sell them at the market in Addis Ababa. You’ll find all the ingredients, and massive amounts, that you need to cooking Ethiopian food. It was a good warm up, to get to know some of the ingredients, before starting the day eating Ethiopian food.
    We had coffee, and breakfast, both of which were excellent. Later after visiting another market, Dessie took me to his neighborhood to eat shiro wat, one of the greatest of all Ethiopian foods, a thick and rich chickpea stew. I’ve had shiro wat many times before, but never have I seen it fully prepared right in front of me. The shiro was incredibly good, piled onto a bed of injera, and we also ordered fir fir, a mashup of injera, simmered with tomato sauce and berbere.
    Next we headed to a fish restaurant in Addis Ababa. Ethiopia is landlocked, so all fish is freshwater. We ordered fried fish, and asa lebleb, a mixture of fish sauteed with spices and herbs. Both were excellent, but the asa lebleb was the highlight because it was so flavorful.
    Next Ethiopian food meal we went to one of the longtime classic restaurants to eat one of the best platters of beyaynetu in Addis Ababa. Beyaynetu is a mix of vegetarian dishes. It was again, a delicious meal, I especially love the tomato salad there.
    For our final meal of the day, and to finish off this extreme Ethiopian food tour, we went to one of the most well known and best quality meat restaurants in Addis Ababa to eat tere siga - raw meat. You are served a variety of chunks of raw beef, delicately sliced. Then you slice it into bite sized pieces on your own, wrap in injera, and dip into chili sauce before taking a bite. It’s awesome. The fried meat version is also very good.
    This was an amazing day, and an amazing Ethiopian food tour in Addis Ababa. Thank you Go Addis Tours!
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Comments • 4 782

  • Kumar Kumar
    Kumar Kumar 10 hours ago

    Can some one tell me what's the name of the background music.

  • Arthur Stomae
    Arthur Stomae 10 hours ago

    dude always makes me want to eat!!

  • Blink Pink
    Blink Pink Day ago +1

    Okk but the raw meat was ewwww

  • moni rv
    moni rv 3 days ago

    do people get sick from eating the raw meat? i would never do it if taco bell makes me sick then this will kill me 😂

    • Henok Hailu
      Henok Hailu 14 hours ago

      its actually really good. but it might give you a stomach ache the next day though😂

  • King Nathan
    King Nathan 4 days ago

    One by one were stepping out of Babylon🇺🇸

  • King Nathan
    King Nathan 4 days ago

    I can’t wait to move here

  • kaden xu
    kaden xu 4 days ago

    You had eithopian food?

    That’s weird, They haven’t.

  • xyman
    xyman 4 days ago

    Why is the city so dirty?

  • Winnie Nguku
    Winnie Nguku 4 days ago

    Birhanu Mesele- Your infectious smile can clean Africa's problems. Thanks Mark for making me hungry one more time.

  • Winnie Nguku
    Winnie Nguku 4 days ago

    25:03 I need Desi to look at me this way. I'm hotter than Mark's chilli.

  • Tigist Birru
    Tigist Birru 5 days ago

    Mark, you are great,we Ethiopian love you,god bless you 😘👍

  • Tigist Birru
    Tigist Birru 5 days ago

    Ethiopia is a beautiful country, with a great and beautiful culture blessed by god

  • chromebomb
    chromebomb 5 days ago

    I'm going to Ethiopia tomorrow and cant wait!!

  • Janna J
    Janna J 5 days ago

    I am Ethiopian I love Indian food as well, but they too very different food and spicy It's very easy to cook and use Indian food ,but it's really almost impossible to but together Barbary the main Ethiopian spice, which it make it super unique and if am not Ethiopian I would still fall in love with this beautiful color full testy food ever 💘😍😍💘 I love my culture

  • The Ser
    The Ser 5 days ago

    Thank you for some really wonderful moments

  • C J
    C J 5 days ago +4

    All the Ethiopian tour guides have AMAZING teeth and smiles!. *WOW SUCH BEAUTIFUL MEN*

  • Sufii Aman
    Sufii Aman 6 days ago

    Love Ethiopian form Egypt 😍😍

  • Yohannes Woldeyes
    Yohannes Woldeyes 6 days ago

    I love Ethiopia. Lovely people. Lovely food

  • Charl’z Angieh
    Charl’z Angieh 6 days ago

    Hi Mark im so obsessed with all your videos and i can say that i love everything about your travel , i learned about the country their culture and foods.. respect to those people behind you its such a perfect tour for me even if just in screen but i love it. Thank you so much sir Mark. From Philippines

  • Miriam Jimenez
    Miriam Jimenez 6 days ago


  • saro chandran
    saro chandran 6 days ago

    Beautiful country...Super from India..💐💐

  • Kamilla K
    Kamilla K 6 days ago

    You are so cute!! Very calming voice.

  • Tresfaye Williams
    Tresfaye Williams 6 days ago

    The guy with the dreads I don't think he's Ethiopian he might be from another part of Africa it seems from his accent

    • Henok Hailu
      Henok Hailu 14 hours ago

      Nope he is clearly Ethiopian his face looks typically Ethiopian

  • Metti First
    Metti First 6 days ago +1

    Ethiopians are hard working people; unfortunately there is high level of poverty; just because of bad Governance

  • Suresh Das
    Suresh Das 8 days ago

    The hospitality and food in Dubai ..... simply Royal !

  • Eunice Evans
    Eunice Evans 8 days ago

    Ethiopians eat just like middle eastern Arabs,, hell can't eat row meat

  • emzyh
    emzyh 8 days ago

    Also my family are from Mozambique where Peri Peru chicken and garlic prawns comes from as well as so many good dishes. Please please please do a good tour there!

  • emzyh
    emzyh 8 days ago

    Thanks for making this mark. My family have a close connection to Ethiopia and we’ve been lucky enough to visit Addis and lalibella too. Ethiopian food is some of the best in the world so I’m happy to see it introduced to more people

  • Ghion Travel and Tours

    i have used the service of Ghion travel and tours and it was amazing and very friendly staff i recommend for visitors to use them
    Ricardo from spain

  • Reason *
    Reason * 9 days ago

    Today, Thursday June 6, 2019 I discovered thee most amazing guy and his videos of foreign foods and cultures. I became a Junkie in just a matter of 3 hours!
    Mark your work is incredible, the added plus is you have your lovely wife and beautiful son with you.
    I really cannot tell you how much I love your videos, I feel like Ive found a treasure trove today. Thank you for sharing these people their cultural foods and surroundings. All of my life I have always wanted to be able to do what you are doing. I am unable to travel now due to serious health problems, and I feel almost like I am there! So grateful to you 😊 (Africa-my favorite continent!)

  • Uncle Tom
    Uncle Tom 9 days ago

    The food looked great, but what impressed me more was how charming your two guides were, such nice people.. Well done Mark.

  • Takiya Harrell
    Takiya Harrell 10 days ago

    I sponsor two beautiful girls from Ethiopia 😍😍😍. I can’t wait to visit them next year and experience how they live

  • Pam Waldron
    Pam Waldron 10 days ago

    What beautiful smiles

  • Ame Polynesienne
    Ame Polynesienne 10 days ago

    I love how every mouthful he has, he expresses so much enthusiasm, and enjoyment of flavour. Making me drool!

  • Saira Saqib
    Saira Saqib 12 days ago

    looks yummy food.. feeling hungry....❤from Pakistan

    WMFSAC MEDIA 13 days ago

    The faces this guy makes haaha dope channel tho

  • silver goldsmith
    silver goldsmith 13 days ago

    The Tour Guide looks like MoneyKicks. Mo Vlog's cousin Rasheed.

  • WavyEager _
    WavyEager _ 13 days ago

    Hi, im ethiopian myself and been their many times i love the food and it always rains xd

  • Felawe Record
    Felawe Record 13 days ago

    ሚስኪን ህዝቦች እኮ ነን

  • Tanweer Hussain Bangash

    Its amazing Ethiopian culture and food with Beautiful ppl.
    Love from Pakistan.

  • Saadiya Abdulkhaadir
    Saadiya Abdulkhaadir 13 days ago

    Raw meat🧐

  • Frank'n'Stein
    Frank'n'Stein 13 days ago

    At around 1,05 did he say "mercato "?

    • yaballo1
      yaballo1 9 days ago

      And, what is left of the cathedral today .. sadly, my fellow Africans are very destructive.

    • yaballo1
      yaballo1 9 days ago

      b) what is left of the cathedral today hosting war-refugees.

    • yaballo1
      yaballo1 10 days ago

      yes, 'Mercato' [=market] is the largest market place in Addis Ababa & it was one of many Italian words retained by Ethiopians as the result of a brief 5-years long colonisation of Ethiopia by Benito Muslloni's Italian army. 'Macchiato' [a coffee-based hot drink they also sampled] is another Italian term that had become 'Ethiopian'. Eritrea, an ex-province of Ethiopia, was colonised by the Italians a lot longer (about 70 years). As a result, the capital city of Eritrea (Asmara) is the most Italianated city in Africa. Mogadishu (Somalia) was another very Italianated city in Africa due to Italian colonisation for about 70 years too but sadly, as you know, it was smashed by the Somalis high on Islamic voodoo. Hope that helps. PHOTOS: a) an Italian-built Catholic Cathedral in Moqadishu when Somalia gained independence from Italy in 1960 &, b) what is left of the cathedral today hosting war-refugees.

  • Itana1Luv
    Itana1Luv 14 days ago

    The food and the coffee looks soooooo good.!

  • Tsayrie's 26
    Tsayrie's 26 14 days ago

    New subscriber here, i love your videos.
    👍👍👍👌From philippines

  • Kushtrim Behrami
    Kushtrim Behrami 14 days ago

    Omg i'm so jealous 😍 and hungry!

  • Selma Cat
    Selma Cat 14 days ago

    I love this food, I haven't eaten it since I lived in Amsterdam over twenty years ago and I could remember every taste watching this.😂 The smell of Frankincense, the bitterness of the coffee and the beautiful smiles of the people. Love love love .

  • BelindaTheScorpio
    BelindaTheScorpio 14 days ago

    North/East African countries have so much in common in terms of culture I love it!!!! Much love to my East African brothers and sister❤️

  • Askah Anyona
    Askah Anyona 14 days ago

    I wanna visit Ethiopia their food and enjoy their tasty coffee.

  • witty T.
    witty T. 14 days ago

    wow i love Ur work i was born and raised in Ethiopia but i have seen things in this video i haven't even seen living here thanks i will for sure visit Ethiopia like u such an interesting adventure.

  • sedsa097
    sedsa097 15 days ago

    Bread seems to be very important in North African cuisine. I'm experiencing some culture shock. Where is the sweet potato, the yam, the green bananas, the plantain? Sorry I'm Caribbean.

  • adfa fd
    adfa fd 15 days ago

    damn I love it

  • King Blake Bey
    King Blake Bey 16 days ago

    May the most high continue to bless you Mark and the cooks that cook the food

  • Jeanette Davidson
    Jeanette Davidson 16 days ago

    I want to travel with you and your family! Dream come true.

  • DANIEL 3000
    DANIEL 3000 16 days ago


  • pablo vasquez
    pablo vasquez 17 days ago

    ምግብ የምትሰራ ምንም አይነት ኢትዮጵያዊ ባህል የሌላት ያነጋገርዋ የምግብ አሰራርዋ አፍንጫዋን እየነካካች የምትመልሰው መልስ ምግብ አቀራረብዋ በዘመኔ እንደዚች አይነት ባለጌ ጋጠወጥ ስርዓት የሌላት ዘላን ለልጆችዋ አዘንኩ ምግቤትዋ ልጆች ተኮልኩለው በላተኛውን አፍጥጠው ሲመለከቱ ወይ ምግብ አትሰጣቸው ወይ ደግሞ ሌላ ቦታ እንዲሆኑ ወተው እንዲጫወቱ እዚያ ቦታ ማለት እሷጋ ምግብ መብላት ያማል መጀመሪያ ኢትዮጵያኖች የምንታወቀው በእንግዳ ተቀባይነታችን በአክባሪነታችን አክብሮት ቋንቋ ባንችልም ፈገግታችን የተሸፈነው ሻርፕ ከራሳችን ላይ ወረድ በፈገግታ ጎንበስ ብለን ከፈገግታ ጋር ሰላምታ መስጠት ያቋንቋ ነው ይህቺ ከምንም አብሮት ያለውን አስጎብኝ ያገርዋን ልጅ አንኳን ለሚጠይቃት የምትመልሰው መልስ የሚያስጠላ ነውና ልትማር ይገባል ልጆችዋ ይሄን መጥፎ ከሷ እንዳይማሩ እሷ መማር አለባት መለወጥ አለባት ተመጋቢውም በነፃ ሳይሆን የሚመገበው ከፍሎ ስለሆነ ሊከበር ይገባልና ሀይ ልትሏት ይገባል በላተኛው ሲመረው ጥሏት እንዳይሄድ

  • Kidest Egigue
    Kidest Egigue 17 days ago

    tanx loving our food

  • TV 1986 BD
    TV 1986 BD 17 days ago

    how Wired his reaction was after final sip of coffey... I thought Terminator returns...

  • Amon Yeabiyo
    Amon Yeabiyo 17 days ago

    Mark always overreacte so hard

    ABDENURRE ABDELLHA 19 days ago

    my century 's Everything beautiful so nice

  • Mayo W
    Mayo W 19 days ago +1

    What?! Food based tours in Ethiopia? I AM IN!

  • R.N V.H
    R.N V.H 19 days ago

    25:35 min, dude was feeling the heat! hahaha Mark took a whole bite and wasnt trying to be no shaquel o'neal on camera! hahahaha

  • Asmr Green
    Asmr Green 20 days ago

    I love this guy!

  • Fall Of An Empire
    Fall Of An Empire 20 days ago

    Pretty sure this dude would smile and say a dog turd taste good

  • Immaculate Organic Soaps

    This tour really made me want to go and experience this historical, mystical, Amazing place called Ethiopia.

  • Maggïē Kinuthia
    Maggïē Kinuthia 21 day ago


  • Notorius B.I.G
    Notorius B.I.G 21 day ago +1

    Didnt really have the opportunity to visit any african country till now... I think its time to plan a trip there !!!

  • Lily G
    Lily G 23 days ago

    wats that they eating with the sauce?a pancake?

  • Tina Abebe
    Tina Abebe 23 days ago

    Amazing city

  • Tina Abebe
    Tina Abebe 23 days ago

    Love Ethiopian

  • stra biruk
    stra biruk 23 days ago

    I am an Ethiopian and the gladness and the attitude you have for our culture is very nice and thank you. And have a great travel to the rest of the world.

  • sam Tylor
    sam Tylor 24 days ago

    This guy eat lots of food from all over z world but never gain weight he so skinny lol!!!!

  • Rachelle Varela
    Rachelle Varela 25 days ago

    Ethiopian people are beautiful!

  • MsNairobi
    MsNairobi 25 days ago

    Warning..never watch this video when will be searching online for nearest Ethiopian restaurant near me....I was better be authentic... not disappoint.....

  • MsNairobi
    MsNairobi 25 days ago +3

    I am gonna look for an Ethiopian restaurant. .I was salivating as he enjoyed the shira and injira..

  • Ghost Jr
    Ghost Jr 25 days ago

    That’s so crazy that how you could eat that meat raw I would actually try that tho no lie

  • anthony howie
    anthony howie 25 days ago

    God bless Ethiopia

  • anthony howie
    anthony howie 25 days ago

    very well done.

  • Rosaline Arvee
    Rosaline Arvee 26 days ago +1

    I love his smile (the guy takin him around) Birhanu

  • Rabbani Khan
    Rabbani Khan 26 days ago

    smiling faces.................lovely people...........(Pakistan)

  • Lor金玲
    Lor金玲 26 days ago

    I don't know how to reward you for the video you made. I watched the ad until it was finished without pressing to thank you. I translated this message from my language by Google. It may be wrong. Who knows what I want to say? Help to correct this message

  • Regina Dykes
    Regina Dykes 28 days ago

    I hope you go to USA and try in N.ew york Harlem public restaurant peanut butter and jelly Hamburg. Myyy God.

  • mali gameplayer
    mali gameplayer 28 days ago

    Nice people

  • K
    K 29 days ago

    Love Ethiopia from India

  • Eritrawi seb
    Eritrawi seb 29 days ago

    Hello, my Ethiopian friends, I'm wondering where is the fish from. Is it imported fish from neighboring countries, or is it fish from your rivers and lakes? It looks amazing and delicious, and I hope that once the relationship between my country Eritrea and Ethiopia becomes peaceful and normal and the trade between us blossoms, then we are going to export to you a lot of Red Sea fish and other seafood produce.

  • Eritrawi seb
    Eritrawi seb 29 days ago

    The amazing thing with the teff grain is that it is naturally without gluten, something which is perfect for those with gluten intolerance. In addition to this, teff is also rich in nutrients like fiber, protein, iron, manganese, magnesium, etc. It is also very delicious and light to eat with various stews. Teff flour and the special bread called injera made from it by fermented dough is a staple in both Ethiopia and Eritrea. It is only recently this amazing tiny grain has been discovered by the rest of the world.

  • Ghost of a forgotten Weedle

    Your smile makes me be concerned about Batman's safety.

  • Alpsbeach
    Alpsbeach Month ago +1

    I'm from Europe, this is amazing food craze! All what heard before was famine and poor, but I see only wealth beyond our wildest dreams. Wow! Thanks Mark Wiens bring this to us!

  • Sam Smith
    Sam Smith Month ago

    You got mess up taste buds

  • Sam Smith
    Sam Smith Month ago

    I lived there for 8 years the worst food in Africa!!!

  • harvard gazmabi
    harvard gazmabi Month ago

    Omg ethiopia is the best food in the world

  • እሙ ኢምራን ስደተኛዋ

    i love Ethoipia tahku ..bro

  • Goose Butterfield
    Goose Butterfield Month ago

    Great video man. Thanks for putting it up.

  • Aroba Antagoddi
    Aroba Antagoddi Month ago

    I'm Ethiopian

  • janakiram suswaram
    janakiram suswaram Month ago

    Mark has a smile that billionaires can only beg for. He is the richest(in experience) and happiest man i have come across. Kudos Mark..keep traveling and share us your wonderful experiences. Africa series is absolutely amazing with lovely food and people!

  • Hannibal Amanuel
    Hannibal Amanuel Month ago

    Anyone noticed that flag at 4:20 ? It's unbelievable that there're people who think Eritrea is part of Ethiopia . Respect Eritrean sovereignty. Nice video and great culture all around .

  • Jorge Amers
    Jorge Amers Month ago

    I think hes rubbing food in my face my stomach is grumbling for food

  • Hayatti Getahun
    Hayatti Getahun Month ago +1

    Hi Mark thank you for the video it’s amazing 😉 I never seen anyone enjoy the food and culture like you do thank you 🙏 God bless you.. Ethiopa food , culture and the people is one of the best in the world 🌎 I hope everyone can go to Ethiopa and enjoy our food and culture it’s great country 👍

  • Boia Hmar
    Boia Hmar Month ago

    So much coffee for one morning😂

  • Sotanagan
    Sotanagan Month ago

    dislike cause he touched the food with his hands instead of with the injera bread thing

  • MsT Mogae
    MsT Mogae Month ago

    I've got to say I did not enjoy Addis Ababa so much during my visit, I felt it was too crowded and not breathable. Other parts such as Lalibela, Arba Minch and the Omo Valley as well as Jinka were beautiful. We got to experience the different tribes of Ethiopia, the beautiful landscapes, the churches. The whole experience was mindblowing, not forgetting the great coffee.