7 cheap and healthy meals for lunch in Nairobi city centre
1. Chapati and madondo (beans)
This is a favourite for most Nairobians on the go. It is available on almost all eateries and is relatively affordable, with prices ranging from Sh 80 to Sh 150
2. Ugali and Matumbo (tripe)
The starch packed in a plate of Ugali and matumbo is a good energy booster to hungry office workers who have been drained by the morning hustle. Careful though with the portions, this meal has a reputation for inducing siesta. Prices range from Sh 100 to Sh 200.
3. Githeri Special
For those keen on watching their weight, grains are a good choice for lunch. This meal is pocket friendly and ranges between Sh 80 to Sh 150.
4. Matoke special
Though not as heavy as Ugali and Matumbo, Matoke is a good source of energy for the lunchtime crowd. It can be accompanied with a bit of beef soup or vegetables. A plate costs between Sh 150 and Sh 200.
5. Pilau special
This is a light meal favoured mostly by those not too keen to fill up. It can be accompanied by a glass of of juice or yogurt. A plate costs between Sh 150 to Sh 200.
6. Ugali and fish
A plate of tilapia and ugali, though deemed to be a bit pricey, is a nice way to diversify a diet. Prices range between Sh 150 and Sh 250.
7. Ugali and beef
This is arguably Nairobi’s favourite lunchtime meal. Most eateries in the city centre charge between Sh 150 and Sh 250 a plate.