Food, Fun & Sun! 5 reasons Barbados is THE foodie destination
On any holiday you’ll be asking yourself, “Where should we go to eat?”, but if you’re a big foodie, you may instead be wondering, “Where can we go to get the BEST food?”
You don’t have to go very far for the answers, because for a small island, Barbados is brimming with options to suit all taste buds.
Here’s just a teaser of the fantastic food and culinary experiences you can enjoy while you’re on vacation in Barbados:
1. Fresh Fish
Barbadians (or Bajans as we call ourselves) are renowned for our fish dishes – keeping it fresh, yet beautifully seasoned. Our famous fish market Oistins is the place to be on a Friday night.
Everyone – locals and visitors alike – flocks to their favourite stall to enjoy the day’s catch fresh off the grill with filling sides, a drink (or four!), laughs, and lots of music.
Chef Anife likes to frequent both Oistins and Bridgetown Fish Markets to get the freshest fish possible especially for our Blackened Catch, Fennel Crusted Tuna and Stuffed Flying Fish mains!
2. Fine Dining
So you’ve had a long, hard day at the beach and you’d like to reward yourself with not just a ‘nice’ meal, but an excellent one.
Here at The Mews, you’ll be spoilt for choice with our exciting, Farm-to-Table dishes, that bring together passion for food, Bajan traditions and international influences created by our talented Chef Anife.
Everyone on the team is a foodie too – so you can quiz, compare notes and learn more about our local ingredients and preparation.
3. Farmers markets
At The Mews we’re all about fresh, local, organic food – so we’re very lucky in Barbados to be able to source high-quality, homegrown produce from our farmers.
See for yourself at any of our island’s farmers markets: Hastings Farmers Market (South Coast), Brighton Farmers Market (for early risers in the country), Cheapside Market in the capital of Bridgetown and Holders Farmers Market in the West.
4. Food tours, cooking classes and more
What could be better than taking in the history of the island and taking a bite of some local cuisine? You should definitely have a look for Barbados’ various food and drink tours, as well as cooking classes, so can learn some of the secrets of Caribbean cooking.
Check out our event Cocktails, Canapes and Canvas with Jeena Chatrani with Art By Jeena – create a work of art while enjoying delicious drinks and food.
5. Food, health & fitness
Your holiday is the time for you to relax and indulge (which you can certainly do in Barbados) but that does not mean that you cannot also enjoy fresh, healthy food and fun activities.
While you’re out and about there are plenty of places for you to pick up fresh fruit smoothies, teas, salads, raw foods, and excellent vegetarian or vegan fare. Then it’s up to you to get into some water sports, yoga or just a walk along the beautiful boardwalk.
So now you know, it’s time to tuck in to all Barbados has to offer. See you soon!