Top five Caribbean food tours

Whether you're 'liming' in Trinidad or calling in for conch in Nassau, work up an appetite with our top five Caribbean food tours

By Audrey Gillan
Published 3 Apr 2019, 15:07 BST, Updated 15 Jul 2021, 12:10 BST
Historic buildings, Falmouth, Jamaica

Historic buildings, Falmouth, Jamaica

Photograph by Getty Images

1 // San Juan, Puerto Rico
Walk the cobbled streets of San Juan, making food-and-drink stops along the way, or take a part-walking, part-driving tour of small establishments that use local ingredients. Try mofongo (one of the island's quintessential dishes). From $79 (£60).

2 // Bridgetown, Barbados
Tick off eight off-the-beaten-track food and drink stops in the capital. Claudette Levi-Farnum of Lickrish Food Tours will tell you stories of the island's history and cuisine as you taste flying fish and cou-cou, barbecued pig tails and fishcakes. From £46.35. 

3 // Night Time Lime Tour, Trinidad
To lime' means to have a good time and on this night tour you'll hop around various street food stalls trying Trini doubles, corn soup, roti, pork sandwiches and other island specials. The tour begins in Port of Spain. From $79 (£60).  

4 // Falmouth Food Tour, Jamaica
This walking tour aims to show how Jamaicans have used creative cooking methods and a fusion of culinary practices to 'develop dishes that sustained our people through slavery, colonialism, wartime and independence'. From $55 (£41). 

5 // Nassau, Bahamas
Tru Bahamian Food Tours focuses on smaller producers, enabling you to meet local chefs and taste conch fritters, baked macaroni and cheese, rum cake and more. Stops include a family-owned 'downhome' eatery serving 'Bahamian classics'. From $69 (£52). 

Published in the November 2018 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK)


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