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Dar es Salaam offers rewarding craft shopping and specialty items, especially in the city centre. The Basket House and the Mwenge Handicraft Centre are the perfect places to pick up local crafts and art. Indira Ghandi Street is filled with jewelry shops selling stunning Tanzanite jewelry. Quality Center is a Western-style mall filled with over 70 different shops and a movie theatre. Note that most city centre shops are closed on Sundays.
With a food culture based off of both African and Indian influences, dine at some of the best restaurants located in Dar es Salaam City Centre featuring fresh seafood and local spices. Visit Summy's and the City Garden for delicious traditional Tanzanian cuisine. Indian food is abundant in the city and restaurants like Red Onion, Alcove and Retreat Restaurant serve up some of the best in town.