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Island Flavours: 7 Must-Try Foods & Drinks in Barbados

Island Flavours: 7 Must-Try Foods & Drinks in Barbados

Barbados is a true paradise for foodies, offering a culinary experience that is nothing short of exceptional. From delectable seafood dishes to refreshing tropical beverages, Barbados serves up a delightful array of flavours that are sure to leave you craving more. Join us on a culinary journey as we explore seven must-try foods and drinks in Barbados that will ignite your senses and satisfy your cravings.

Flying Fish and Cou-Cou

Prepare to be transported to a world of culinary bliss with Barbados' national dish, Flying Fish and Cou-Cou. This iconic dish features succulent flying fish, marinated in aromatic herbs and spices, accompanied by Cou-Cou, a cornmeal and okra-based dish. The flying fish, cooked to perfection, melts in your mouth, while the Cou-Cou adds a delightful texture. The flavours dance on your palate, leaving you longing for more.

Bajan Macaroni Pie

Calling all cheese lovers! Bajan Macaroni Pie is a mouthwatering blend of macaroni, creamy cheese, and a hint of spices. Baked to golden perfection, this comforting delicacy boasts a crispy crust that hides a cheesy, gooey interior. Each forkful of this tantalizing pie takes you on a journey of pure indulgence – comfort food at its finest!

Pudding and Souse

Delve into the depths of Bajan cuisine and experience the unique flavors of Pudding and Souse. This traditional dish is a harmonious combination of contrasting tastes and textures. The "pudding" refers to a savory black pudding made from grated sweet potato, aromatic herbs, and spices, steamed to perfection. The "souse" consists of pickled pork, marinated in a tangy blend of lime juice, onions, cucumbers, and spices. Together, these two components create a perfect balance of sweet and savory and tangy and rich.

Coconut Bread

Sink your teeth into a slice of heaven with Barbados' famous Coconut Bread. This soft and moist bread is infused with grated coconut, offering a delightful tropical twist to your usual bread experience. Whether enjoyed on its own or slathered with butter, each bite of Coconut Bread takes you on a journey to paradise, where the flavors of coconut transport you to the sandy shores of Barbados.


Indulge in the sweet side of Barbadian cuisine with Conkies, a traditional delicacy often enjoyed during the island's Independence Day celebrations held in November. These delightful treats are made from a traditional mixture of cornmeal, pumpkin, coconut, sweet potatoes, raisins, and spices, all wrapped in a banana leaf and steamed to perfection. The blend of flavors and textures creates a heavenly experience that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

Rum Punch

No visit to Barbados would be complete without sipping on the island's signature drink, Rum Punch. And when it comes to experiencing the epitome of this tropical beverage, look no further than The Crane Rum Punch. Renowned as one of the best on the island, The Crane's version of this classic cocktail takes the art of mixology to new heights. It combines the bold flavors of local rum with fresh fruit juices such as lime, orange, and pineapple, all complemented by a hint of nutmeg. The result is a perfectly balanced beverage that exudes the spirit of Barbados. With each sip, you'll be transported to a state of pure relaxation, enjoying the harmonious balance of sweetness and tanginess that makes The Crane Rum Punch an irresistible delight.


Discover the unique flavours of the Caribbean with Mauby, a traditional Bajan beverage made from the bark of the mauby tree. This refreshing drink is infused with a blend of spices, including cinnamon, clove, and anise, giving it a distinct and invigorating taste. Served chilled with ice, Mauby quenches your thirst and leaves a lingering, satisfying sensation on your palate. Some say it's an acquired taste, but you can judge for yourself.

Barbados, with its vibrant culinary scene, offers an exquisite range of flavours that will undoubtedly entice and captivate your taste buds. From savory dishes like Flying Fish and Cou-Cou to sweet delights like Conkies, each bite and sip showcases the island's rich culinary heritage. So, come, explore the culinary wonders of Barbados, and immerse yourself in a gastronomic adventure that will leave you yearning for more.

Book your stay at The Crane Resort, indulge in renowned Rum Punch, and savour some of the island's finest cuisine.


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