For Bahamians, dining and entertainment go hand in hand. They don’t eat to simply refuel their bodies, but to spend time with friends and family and meet new people. Although The Bahamas offers a wealth of international food, you musn’t leave the island without sampling its spicy and uniquely -flavoured local cuisine.
Firstly, seafood plays a very important role in the islanders’ diet — fresh conch scored with a knife and sprinkled with lime juice and spices is particularly delicious. Other delicacies to expect are land crabs and the Bahamian ‘rock lobster’.
Bahamians love fresh fish, especially boiled fish served with grits. Many dishes here are served with pigeon peas and rice mixed with spices, tomatoes and onions and baked macaroni.
Finally, wash down your food with a cold beverage like a Kalik or Sands (Bahaman beers), a Bahama Mama or Goombay Smash. There’s also a Bahamian favourite called Sky Juice — coconut water blended with sweet milk and gin. And don’t forget to try Switcher, a refreshing drink made from native limes.
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