Sri Lanka is a haven for foodies. It’s a fantastic place for vegetarians, vegans, and everything-a-tarians. Some of the dishes you’ll eat here are thousands of years old, with little to no modifications. So what makes Sri Lankan food so incredible? The spices of course. Ceylon cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, cardamom, pepper, mace, and nutmeg are the most commonly used spices. Not only for the aromatic offerings and flavor but because they have ayurvedic properties.