Forget the stories of sheep's eyes and enjoy the selection of filling, spicy and slightly unusual meals. Less adventurous, Western-style food (other than pork) can be found in many restaurants, and high-end hotels have fantastic international cuisine (but for the price you would pay at home). Basic street-stall food can be delicious, but if you are wary or they look at bit grungy, a multitude of cheap restaurants also serve local favourites often brought out mezze-style with a basket of bread so you can enjoy tasting a bit of everything. Alexandria and the Canal Zone cities offer the freshest seafood in the country.

Do bear in mind the suggestions in the Health section on food best avoided in uncertain conditions .

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