One of the exciting parts of visiting a new country is trying out the local cuisine. When choosing a restaurant, many factors come into play such as price, type of cuisine, health conscientiousness and kid-friendliness. Be sure to check the restaurant rating and any reviews from people who have eaten there. Reviews can give you an idea of the level of service at the restaurant and the type of food, but keep in mind that everyone’s palette is different. We’ve provided a list of some of the popular restaurants in Grenada.
- BB's Crabback
- Boots Cuisine
- Coconut Beach Restaurant
- Dodgy Dock Restaurant and Bar
- Le Chateau
- Off The Hook Bar & Grill
- Sandisland Cafe
- The Aquarium Restaurant
- True Blue Restaurant
- Verandah Restaurant & Bar
2 lbs salt meat (beef, saltfish, ham etc.), cubed 1 breadfruit 4 cups coconut milk ½ cup sliced celery 2 sprigs fresh thyme ½ cup chopped chives 1 habanero pepper 1 onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced salt and pepper to taste 2 cups water 2 cups long grain rice 4 cups of water 1 cup red kindney beans 1 green pepper, chopped 1 tbsp butter
Soak salt meat overnight in cold water. Drain, then put meat in a pot of water and cook until almost tender, drain. Wash, peel and slice breadfruit into half inch slices. Sauté onions and garlic in hot oil until onions are translucent. Add chive, thyme, breadfruit, salted meat, habanero pepper and coconut milk. Cover and bring to boil. Reduce to medium low heat and simmer for 45 minutes. Breadfruit should be tender. Season with salt and pepper if necessary. Cook until all liquid has been absorbed. Remove pepper before serving.
Settlers from all parts of the world have influenced the cuisine in the Caribbean. Popular elements of Caribbean cooking include spices such as pimento, ginger, nutmeg, garlic and cloves. Many of the Caribbean islands use spicy peppers such as the scotch bonnet, habanero and jalapeno peppers. Jamaica is most famously known for its spicy jerk seasoning, while Grenada is known for its use of nutmeg and Cuba is popular for it’s garlic and lime marinades.
Many of the islands produce their own brand of beer and rum, such as Red Stripe and Appleton Rum in Jamaica, and Banks in Barbados. Along with these popular alcoholic drinks, be sure to try these non-alcoholic drinks: mauby, Ting, ginger beer, carrot juice, Irish moss, coconut water, soursop, sorrel, horlicks, mango juice and guava juice.