5 Must Try Foods On Grand Bahama Island
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5 Must Try Foods On Grand Bahama Island

5 Must Try Foods On Grand Bahama Island

5 Must Try Foods On Grand Bahama Island

Every country has their own special foods. Of course, for 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 try some of the local favorites:

5 Must Try Foods On Grand Bahama Island Conch

1. Conch–This is the island specialty. Every restaurant and roadside lean-to offers some form of conch. I tried conch fritter and cracked conch. I also heard that Conch salad is quite delicious as well. Conch is tasty and a must try when you are visiting Grand Bahama Island. If you talk to the locals you will quickly find that they all love Conch and talk about it like it's the first time they've had it. I love their joy for life and their love of Conch, it made me enjoy it even more.

5 Must Try Foods On Grand Bahama Island Snack(photo credit: @MichaelBJordan)

2. Chicken in the Bag–The best middle of the night or after the bar food. Chicken is marinated overnight and then cooked up and served with fries. The chicken and fries are then wrapped in foil 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. Take out and Cash only.

5 Must Try Foods On Grand Bahama Island pattycake
3. Pattycakes–A form of pancake made with banana. A delicious, light, treat any time of day. Try the ones at Chicken Nest (West End). No name on building, but walk on in and order your pattycakes at the kitchen window for take out or at the bar for eat in. They reminded me a bit of a thick sugar cookie without being too sweet. Absolutely delicious!

5 Must Try Foods On Grand Bahama Island Sands Bahama Beer(photo credit)http://www.bahamianbrewery.com/

4. Sand Beer–Brewed right here on the island at Bahamian Brewery. This truly Bahamian beer is a perfect indulgence while watching the sun set. Sand Beer is served throughout the island or can be enjoyed after a brewery tour.

5 Must Try Foods On Grand Bahama Island grand bahama island(photo credit: Travel Bahamas)

5. Fish Fry–This community gathering of family and friends takes place every Wednesday night at Smith's Point. Tourist are always welcome to join in and have fun with the locals. A nice selection of restaurant come to the point and serve food (think of as an island food truck gathering minus the trucks). Starts around 6 or 7 and goes late.

Bahama Mamma

Bonus: Bahama Mamma–I know, I know. Not really a food, but unless you've had a Bahama Mamma in the Bahamas it doesn't count. Yep, they taste SO much better here.

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

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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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