At the top end, Caribbean dining stands toe to toe with anything on offer in major North American or European cities, not least because a trail of renowned chefs have made their way to the Caribbean to take charge of restaurants in the luxury resorts. The real joy, however, is discovering those unannounced roadside stalls and beach bars where the food combines with the surroundings to deliver the perfect experience.
Dine like a local
Since the island still nurtures the original breadfruit tree to make it to the Caribbean from the South Pacific, roasted breadfruit is the national side dish, typically served with fried Jack fish. The island’s beer is Hairoun.
Where to go
Dining in Kingstown is fairly rough and ready, while there are some good restaurants in Villa. Head to Barrouallie village on Friday for the open air fish festival.