One of the things I love about the Caribbean is enjoying the exotic authentic flavors of the local street food vendors. And Barbados is queen of the crop when its comes to authentic local street food or as we say in the Caribbean "food made pon de road side". These foods are made by local cooks all over the islands who sell their scrumptious delights on the local beaches, street corners, rum shops, and farmers markets.
Eating your way through the Streets of Barbados
If you are heading to Barbados in the Caribbean, here is how to find your way through the street food haven.
Head to Brighton farmers market in St. George famous for its Saturday morning spread, from delicious breads, fruit jams, bajan fried flying fish, bottled salads, local fruit and vegetable in abundance can be found in its numerous market stalls.
Brighton Farmers Market is famous for its Saturday morning spreads and breads
If you are looking for more exotic flavors then Trini Doubles is a must located in the car park in Worthing Christ's Church St. Michael, where you will find descendants of Trinidad’s East Indian indentured laborers serving their famous curries, bread fritters, garlic chickpeas (channa) with their many fruit sauces from mango, tamarind and one can't forget the famous pepper sauce.
Chicken Rita’s is famous for its fried chicken and home made french fries. Rita’s chicken comes with rave reviews doing what she does for over thirty-five years. You can find her in Christ‘s Church rum shop dishing up her mouth-watering chicken.
It’s worth waiting for Bridgetown Cake stand. I found this cake stand while visiting the island a few months ago. It is a block away from the public farmers market in the town square. The cakes made by a local lady is to die for. From potato pudding, coconut cake, cassava pudding, buttery sponge loaves and the list goes on all done to perfection.
Ostin’s fish market is famous for its grilled and fried fish, one can not go to Barbados and not visit Ostin’s fish market. This is what daily fisherman’s catch done to perfection is all about.
Go to Ostin Fish Market for fresh seafood, below is crayfish ala Caribbean
Barbados pudding and souse
One can not travel to Barbados without enjoying the local pudding and souse. Pudding is sweet potato, pig blood, herbs and spices stuffed in sheep or pig intestines. The Souse involves simmering the whole pig with spices and herbs topped with pickled cucumber salad. This is a weekend specialty found on most of the islands and Barbados is no exception. Weekend pudding and souse vendors can be found in local rum shops or street food vendors.
There is more to Barbados than its beautiful white sand beaches, tropical sights, great rum, friendly people. To find the soul of the island, we invite you to eat your way through the island street food one plate at a time.
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