St Lucia cuisine
Food can make or break a great holiday destination and you’ll find that St Lucia has plenty to pleasure the pallet. A great mix of influences can be found on many St Lucian restaurant menus, as there are dishes from Asia, Creole, India, Mexico and Europe. This mixture is a deliberate attempt to satisfy all who visit the holiday island. Therefore, if you’re after a more authentic Caribbean meal, you are best heading to where the locals dine or at least asking some natives for their tips on the best places to eat.
The atmosphere in many restaurants on the island is as good as the food served. Try walking along the seafront or through the Town Square and pick a place full of life and vibrancy - you’ll be guaranteed a meal to remember.
As with many Caribbean islands, seafood is plentiful and comes in a wide variety of recipes and flavours. You can get some real bargains if you are self catering and head down to the local fish markets.
If you wish to sample some of the island’s delicacies, then you should look out for conch, plantains, salt fish and green figs.