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 • 4 422

  • Priscilla Owusu Pankyee
    Priscilla Owusu Pankyee 24 minutes ago +1

    I love Ethiopia soo much I'm Ghanian and I don't know why I feel this strong connection with Ethiopia I would like to stay there for some time.

  • annupamaa krishnaswami

    beautiful people..beautiful race

  • Amatullah Hasina Parveen

    Omg 😮 never knew people eat raw meat 😳

  • Amatullah Hasina Parveen

    Your making me hungry 😋 😃👌🏽🌟

  • Amatullah Hasina Parveen

    Wow amazing country and superb foods yummy 😋 👌🏽🌟💚♥️ MashaAllah 🥰

  • Irene JTorres
    Irene JTorres 19 hours ago

    The way the woman touched the hot pot without burning wow. I would've burn my fingers right there

  • Funnel Vision Central
    Funnel Vision Central 20 hours ago

    Thanks, I’m hungry now

  • S M
    S M 21 hour ago

    stop making food porn Mark you make me hungry

  • Veronica Louise Ciccione

    Really very handsome ladies and gents in Ethiopia:) We have a large Ethiopian community in Italy, I’m lucky to have tried most of these dishes, despite missing some of the herbs & veggies that are endemic to Ethiopia. Berberé is my favorite sauce, Italians just look at me as if I’m out of my mind since I get a big bowl of the sauce to put on everything when I eat. Bless you all.

  • Sara Khalifa
    Sara Khalifa Day ago

    Mark has contagious positive vibes.... Am happy watching this video.... Proud to be Ethiopian....

  • john D
    john D Day ago

    such a genuine face with vibrant and true smile. thank u for showing me the places i missed back home.

  • Shishaynesh Mekonnen

    OMg ppl like wtf is wrong with ppl yeah we're hard working and we are lovebole! Like why r ppl saying all of AFRICANs ppl r beautyful not eathiopians are any special😑 and y'all better stop trying to be negative bc we all know that we are tuff😚

  • Mia Anthony
    Mia Anthony Day ago +1

    Amazing food ! I love Injera ! I enjoyed this video so much and this truly inspired to visit Ethiopia which is pending for awhile now! Man i love food!

  • Tabita Phiri-de la Court

    I was only passing through from Zambia to Shanghai! I will make a good stop over for a few days just to visit Ethiopia! Thanks for sharing

  • Faliis A
    Faliis A 2 days ago

    I love teff ..I am Somali living in Australia, got diagnosed with celiac disease last year n had to go on gluten free diet..this teff has high protein n very healthy..very difficult to find here and when u do it's bloody expensive..I make Somali canjero, malawax n japati out of it since I can't eat wheat...I would love to travel all over Ethiopia 🤩. beautiful culture n people ..they have strong unity within their community here in Australia. We can learn so much from you as Somalis✊🏽✊🏽💞💞💞💞 lots love our neighbors 💙💙🇸🇴 🇪🇹🇸🇴🇸🇴🇸🇴🇪🇹🇪🇹🇪🇹🇪🇹

  • Ramla Osman
    Ramla Osman 2 days ago

    @t has buy 1 Get 1 Free + Free Shipping on all Eritrean and Ethiopian Necklaces right now! Sale ends Wednesday ! Don't miss out!

  • Mulugeta Yigeremu
    Mulugeta Yigeremu 2 days ago

    I have tried almost every fish's they ate

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  • yohan Urban
    yohan Urban 2 days ago

    I love the way you smile! Thanks for the Infos!

  • Eat with Que
    Eat with Que 3 days ago

    My mouth is watering so bad!!!! I’m hungry 😋

  • Michael Naputi
    Michael Naputi 3 days ago

    Got me jealous on the coffee.

  • W W
    W W 3 days ago +1

    Hi Mark, you got dirty nails when you eat raw meat 😂

  • Stocks ASAP
    Stocks ASAP 4 days ago +1

    How is it that U.S. is considered civilized but we’re in danger of eating such bad food (processed, fake, mostly junk & we have to pay extra for organic and even that is questionable).

  • Nenehgulo Barry
    Nenehgulo Barry 4 days ago

    Have you been to The Gambia?

  • MM G
    MM G 4 days ago

    Usually, the happiest ppl are not always from the richest countries. God has a special way of blessing ppl that has nothing to do with money.

  • Carlos Ariel
    Carlos Ariel 4 days ago +1

    Mark your facial expressions when you talk and describe the great variety of ethiopian cuisine are everything 😀 . its obvious you are a food enthusiast and love your job. Bless you bro.

  • siham jemal
    siham jemal 4 days ago +2

    2:13 "benatih camerawun wedeza" 😂😂😂

  • P y
    P y 4 days ago

    I like this site, being a 12 year army vet, I have been around the world quite a bit-asia-europe-north africa. I loved trying every ones food and respecting their cultures. My trick was to try small samples of everything, so if I did not care for it just smile compliment and try something else. Most of the time the food of the world was wonderful. Never got to west africa, but we have ethiopian restaurants in denver, you made me want to go today THKS

  • Alemtsehay Endris
    Alemtsehay Endris 5 days ago

    Mama Ethiopia miss you Addis!

  • Alemtsehay Endris
    Alemtsehay Endris 5 days ago +1

    Love you my people!!!

  • Figettable Charms
    Figettable Charms 5 days ago +1

    Love to go drink cofee💖💖💖

  • lidiya gezhagn
    lidiya gezhagn 6 days ago +1

    we dont even hv fake smile where ever we go this is how we are and am so proud

  • Baskaran R
    Baskaran R 6 days ago +1

    Poor videography.

  • Aaron Getaneh
    Aaron Getaneh 6 days ago

    Thank you for showing the world these beautiful and colorful culture of Ethiopia even if their is more , am from there and proud of my country and people too!

  • Brittany Calhoun
    Brittany Calhoun 6 days ago

    Omg look at that macchiato

  • Nial Nsrdn
    Nial Nsrdn 7 days ago

    22:53 is that panties 😂 ?

  • Wuditu Assefa
    Wuditu Assefa 7 days ago +1

    Mark you and the whole package of presentation is👌 awesome. So you deserve 🥇♥️🤗 thank you

  • Lee White
    Lee White 7 days ago +1

    Ethiopian people are beautiful.

  • Raship 13 moderator LRT

    He always have a smile in his face

  • Diana Rogers
    Diana Rogers 7 days ago

    You got to be kidding

  • Diana Rogers
    Diana Rogers 7 days ago

    These people work so hard for a living, endless respect for them
    Living working hard everyday

  • Dawn Hewitt
    Dawn Hewitt 7 days ago +2

    Thank you for showing the world the beauty of Africa and its cuisines!

  • OWild1Child
    OWild1Child 8 days ago


  • Edmundo Ferreira-Rocha
    Edmundo Ferreira-Rocha 9 days ago +1

    🎼🎵 Salassiê era um rei que gostava de raggae iôiô
    Que gostava de raggae, iôiô
    Que gostava de raggae 🎶🎵
    That's it, guys. I have got to visit Ethiopia and enjoy this marvellous Abyssinian culture, cuisine and hospitality.
    Love from Brazil🇧🇷 and the UK🇬🇧🤗

    DEANO LAING 9 days ago

    Great video love watching

  • Neville Blessings
    Neville Blessings 9 days ago +2

    Tomoca is the best coffee in the world!!

  • abeba Abe
    abeba Abe 9 days ago +1

    Bro Ilove You Ifrom Ethiopans💋💚💛💝

  • abeba Abe
    abeba Abe 9 days ago


  • Brit Carol
    Brit Carol 10 days ago

    I love his smile

  • tregaricusable
    tregaricusable 10 days ago

    I seriously need to eat some injera, it just looks so delicious and healthy!!!!

  • Santosh Kumar
    Santosh Kumar 10 days ago

    I am indiyan ilike your chinal

  • emitsomla
    emitsomla 10 days ago


  • Nameundefined Name
    Nameundefined Name 11 days ago +3

    first 20 seconds crackin me up 3 brothers in the background LOL

  • natali gajadhar
    natali gajadhar 12 days ago

    This video was so satisfying! It felt real good was like experiencing the whole thing with you. my brother You are a gem and always so pleasant. Thank You!

  • Esa Esa nabila
    Esa Esa nabila 12 days ago

    Ini mknan Ethiopia aku prnah mkn mknan kya gini .👍👍Ethiopia

  • Rakesh Sharma
    Rakesh Sharma 13 days ago

    wow mark i wish i had a metabolism like yours . keep on posting man i love it

  • Lydia N
    Lydia N 14 days ago

    when you do intermittent fasting you add the salt to cut the bitterness and increase potassium to avoid getting cramps. Something some western doctor claims to have invented yet an ancient practice of Ethiopia. That way you fast on coffee and water only and you can survive for a very long time if of course you have a lot of fat on you.

  • Sherrie A Norman
    Sherrie A Norman 14 days ago

    That layered drink looks so yummy!!

  • fijis world
    fijis world 14 days ago

    I really want to go. their smiles and personality seem soooo genuine, sweet and happy I’d be so blessed to be able to have the opportunity to go there

  • fijis world
    fijis world 14 days ago

    Dis CArrot

  • Love & peace for all
    Love & peace for all 16 days ago

    I miss my Ethiopia.

  • Thomas Elliot
    Thomas Elliot 17 days ago

    I would love to be able to do what you do.

  • Gregory B. Howard Edmonds

    Your smile and enthusiasm are turning you into a great embasador for Peace and Goodwill among the human family that has purposefully been disunited by the globalist elites. God bless you and your work.

  • Riccardo Crisera
    Riccardo Crisera 17 days ago

    Mark . My best Chanel . Thank you

  • BigPooprr
    BigPooprr 18 days ago +1

    his reactions and expressions are so overexaggerated

  • Hazel Patrice
    Hazel Patrice 18 days ago +1

    Looks nasty to eat raw meat but looks very fresh n good

  • Addie Fricke
    Addie Fricke 19 days ago +1

    his smile is so contagious

  • Jasemi'
    Jasemi' 19 days ago +1

    Thankyou for this wonderful video. Love from Italy! :)

  • Tee Coleman
    Tee Coleman 20 days ago


  • Bunny Superville
    Bunny Superville 20 days ago

    Good food

  • Weynie Hadrew
    Weynie Hadrew 20 days ago

    When he Eats ethopen food he smiles

  • sahara sugule
    sahara sugule 20 days ago +2

    Is anyone notice also big part of Eithiopians culture is sharing the same plate and a alots of eating with your hand? I love it❤

  • Cruzman06
    Cruzman06 21 day ago +2

    i love the way they look into the camera and cant help but either smile or look at it really intense like.

  • Roy Robert Abiera
    Roy Robert Abiera 22 days ago

    The black tour guide guy has the nicest smile in the world😁

  • lovely boy
    lovely boy 22 days ago

    Masha Allah,, masha Allah,, I'm from (Nepal) Ethiopian is good and fresh vegetables are there.. (.alhamdu lillah)

  • ከይሞትካ ዘይሙማት

    I hope, you will come to visit our beutiful city Asmera Eritrea. The food and the culture are almost the same with Ethiopian.

  • Danny Saleeba
    Danny Saleeba 23 days ago

    Is that your wife and son? If so it’s awesome that you can bring them along. I found your channel through Sonny. I love both your guys channels. If you ever get a chance you should do a review on Nigerian food. Very interesting street foods and local meals. I loved it when I was there.

  • Hang with Hiyab
    Hang with Hiyab 24 days ago

    Dang this video is making me hungry after this video I’m asking my dad for some shero

  • Hang with Hiyab
    Hang with Hiyab 24 days ago

    13:06 the woman talking in the background is the definition of my grandma and all my aunts 😂

  • Mike Thomas
    Mike Thomas 24 days ago

    Mark can't i get the contacts for that tour guide gentleman...he is so nice

  • Krissy mulan
    Krissy mulan 24 days ago

    I want to visit soo bad as a jamaican our food is also diverse with indian, Chinese and Japanese food but not much ethiopian food

  • Carlos Griffith
    Carlos Griffith 25 days ago

    Love your videos Mark! @25:05 "Oh Yeah! The Chili is spicy." Translates to any one of us being in the fetal position weeping for home! lol

  • sweetie sweet
    sweetie sweet 25 days ago

    All the food your eating, your gonna get fat... then i won't watch you anymore.

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    applecom1de 25 days ago


  • Ahava Evans
    Ahava Evans 26 days ago +1

    you are just great at what you do! Thank you for sharing this great tour i loved watching it and it made me VERY hungry haha I wish you continued success

  • ๋Jade GH
    ๋Jade GH 26 days ago

    Oh Wow

  • Oh puncheon Zakiya
    Oh puncheon Zakiya 26 days ago

    Go to somalia man you will like it

  • karawan ahmed
    karawan ahmed 26 days ago

    I love this video! very informative of my country. On my channel I am showing how to do Ethiopian coffee ceremony and many Ethiopian coffee related videos! check it out

  • Bubbha 1
    Bubbha 1 26 days ago

    World class foodie tours by Mark

  • Danielle Jean
    Danielle Jean 27 days ago

    2nd tour guide is hotttt

  • Santos Mara
    Santos Mara 27 days ago

    thank Mark

  • Nubia Vee
    Nubia Vee 28 days ago

    “One of the best culture and food destinations in the world “ Mark .... I want to go ... looks amazing ....

  • Mrs.Kingdom-Citizen
    Mrs.Kingdom-Citizen 28 days ago +2

    his tour guide has gorgeous eyes and teeth! 💓

  • Bisdak Games
    Bisdak Games 28 days ago

    the variety of spice is just amazing, i wish i can go there and eat more ethiopian food

  • Safiralaitfa Mckenzie scott

    Mark this is great what u doing dont stop. n i didnt have to travel to see the world u showed me

  • Zarina Abdurahmanova
    Zarina Abdurahmanova 28 days ago

    Wow, this reminds me so much of the big Sunday markets in rural areas of Uzbekistan, bustling, busy, friendly faces and I am dying to try Ethiopian food!!!!

  • Amy Law
    Amy Law 28 days ago

    Mouth watering! Did you figure out what that root is called?

  • sala sharif
    sala sharif 29 days ago

    why do people even dislike

  • sala sharif
    sala sharif 29 days ago

    Its always fun seeing the people staring at him when he records his intro