Uncle Hotel: chips mishkaki
Like any other African city there are a dozen of small dukas or stands where you can buy food. It's perfectly fine and safe too eat (mostly - if you have a delicate stomach or aren't used to travelling you might experience some discomfort). In Sengerema, one of my favourite places to go for chips mishkaki was Uncle Hotel. It's not a hotel, but a place where they sell food and drinks by the road. They have some plastic chairs and it's a good place to sit and watch life go by as it's just opposite the market.
Favorite Dish: Chips mishkaki (chips served with grilled goat meat) without a doubt, but they also make ugali (a dish made of maize and cassava flour mixed with water) and tilapia (best fish ever!) and chips mayai (with eggs).
The VIP restaurant: For VIP only
Well.... the name is kind of misleading as there is absolutely nothing VIP about this 'restaurant'! But then again, I have only seen well-to-do Tanzanians in here, so maybe it's not completely wrong. Its more of a dirty, small room with 4 raggedy tables than it is a restaurant, but it's the only restaurant'like thing in town. Here you can (sometimes) get kuku with green bananas, rice or ugali. Otherwise it's beans or fish. Once a month there might be a chance of getting rice pilau!
Favorite Dish: They serve perfectly fine food, and because you can eat inside, you won't have people staring at you while you eat.