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5 Must Try Foods On Grand Bahama Island

 

Must Try Foods On Grand Bahama Island

5 Must Try Foods On Grand Bahama Island

Every country has their own cuisine, and on Grand Bahama Island, many of these specialties include seafood. This is, after all, a country that has more ocean than land within it's borders. Fishing is a major industry here and it shows in the variety of dishes available at restaurants. During my recent visit I discovered a few foods that you absolutely must try before leaving the island. Food is a huge part of the destination experience and should be enjoyed. You can have a burger anytime. Break out of your safe zone and check out these 5 Must Try Foods on Grand Bahama Island:

Must Try Foods On Grand Bahama Island - Conch

Conch

This is the island specialty, and it is quite common to stumble upon fisherman harvesting their catch. Every restaurant and roadside lean-to offers some form of conch; it's almost like it's a law. I tried  both the conch fritter and cracked conch, and I have to say…it was pretty tasty! I also heard that Conch salad is quite delicious as well, but I didn't have a chance to give it a try. Given it's prevalence on the island, Conch is a tasty must try when you visit Grand Bahama.

Must Try Foods On Grand Bahama Island - N&A Snack Shop(photo credit: @MichaelBJordan)

Chicken in the Bag

Coming in at number 2 on our list of 5 Must Try Foods On Grand Bahama Island, Chicken in the Bag is THE best middle of the night after hitting the bar food you can find. The chicken is marinated overnight and cooked up. Then the chicken is wrapped in foil with a healthy helping of fries and placed in a paper bag to be enjoyed at your leisure. I have it on good authority that the best chicken in a bag is at N&A Snack Shop on the way to West End. The place is take out and cash only, and it's worth the drive.

Must Try Foods On Grand Bahama Island - Pattycake
Pattycakes

Pattycakes are little pancakes made with banana. Light and delicious, they make for a great treat any time of day. Try the ones at the Chicken Nest (over in the West End). There is no name on the building, but if you can find it (ask around), you just walk on in and order your Pattycakes at the kitchen window. They cakes themselves reminded me a bit of a thick sugar cookie without being too sweet. Absolutely delicious!

Must Try Foods On Grand Bahama Island - Beer(photo credit: Bahamian Brewery)

Sands Beer

Brewed right  on the island at the Bahamian Brewery,  this truly local beer is a perfect indulgence while watching the sun set on the beach. Sands Beer is served throughout the island, and you can even tour the brewery (and sample some beer of course).

Must Try Foods On Grand Bahama Island - Fish fry(photo credit: Travel Bahamas)

Fish Fry

This community gathering of family and friends takes place every Wednesday night at Smith's Point, and you are invited. Everyone is always welcome to join in, eat a little fish (or a lot), and hang with the locals. A nice selection of restaurants come out to Smith's Point to serve the food (It's kinda like a food truck fish fry without the truck part). The party starts around 6 or 7 and goes late into the night.

Must Try Foods On Grand Bahama Island - Bahama Mama

 

Bahama Mama

I know, I know. Not really a food, but unless you've had a Bahama Mama in the Bahamas…well it just doesn't count. Yep, they taste SO much better here where they were born.

Plan on checking all the items off the list on your next visit to Grand Bahama Island; I promise you won't be sorry.

We hope you have enjoyed this look at 5 Must Try Foods On Grand Bahama Island, and if you need more info about this wonderful getaway spot, check out our article THE SOFTER SIDE OF THE BAHAMAS. Happy Travels!

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  1. BahamianGirl

    So glad you got to enjoy in some of the delicacies of our lovely island! You certainly experienced some of the best of the best. # 3 are actually called pannycakes and Chicken Nest does serve them up the best with fried fish I can taste it now, lol.

  2. robin rue

    Oh how I wish I was there RIGHT NOW. Maybe someday and now I know where to eat if I ever get down there.

  3. HA!!! Yes on the Bahama Mama! Everything here is a must have and makes we want to go book my trip back! Looks like you ate well!

  4. Meagan

    These sound like some great options. I may need to head to the Bahamas soon.

  5. I love the Caribbean but have yet to visit the Bahamas. Tasting all of this deliciousness is just another reason I need to schedule a trip. The sooner the better!

  6. I love seafood so I would love to sample their conch and those roadside stands. The beer also sounds great, hopefully they were not hit by the hurricanes.

  7. Pam

    I loved eating conch in the Bahamas. I can still taste the conch fritters I had there!

  8. Yum! This all sounds good! I would love to try the beer. I love trying locally made beers when I travel. Sounds very refreshing!

  9. We went there several years back. We are due a trip back

  10. I would be so excited to try out their pattycakes! It would definitely be fun to try some local brews as well!

  11. Chicken in a bag sounds like my type of food! I would love to visit!

  12. These look so good! I would love to tryall these!

  13. Girl, get me there so I can try all these! I would love to visit there no matter what but this food sure adds a great touch 😉

  14. Our Family World

    One of the best benefits of travel is to sample the local cuisine. The ones you featured in this post look so delicious. I have not had conch yet but I sure will once I get to the Bahamas.

  15. Those are pretty awesome! I’m really curious about the conch because I’ve heard a lot of people talk about it when they travel there. It would be nice to finally give it a try! Let’s see.

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