Try These Authentic Local Food Places in the Virgin Islands
When you spend all day in the Virgin Islands sun, playing in the sand and surf, you get hangry. It’s a deep, gut-felt hunger that makes good food and drinks oh-so-necessary. Want traveler recommendations for the best foods on the islands? From everyday items to the authentic local fare you just can’t get anywhere else, here’s the scoop on what to eat in the Virgin Islands.
- Freshest Seafood
When you’re surrounded by water (surrounded by islands, surrounded by more water), you just can’t leave town without dining on seafood. For authentic dishes recommended by and visited by locals, head out to G & D’s Seafood in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. They’re family owned and operated, and have held the badge of top choice in the islands for a long time running. Be ready to wait – the food is freshly prepared when you order it!
- Best Burger and Fries
Just craving a deliciously greasy burger and fries after a long day on the water? For that crisp on the outside, juicy on the inside taste, go to The Tap & Still in Red Hook, the place claiming to have the Best Burger in the World. Enjoy open air dining and a laid-back vibe. Bonus: Ask them to load on as many toppings as you want – there’s no extra charge. (Check policies and pricing before visiting.)
- Award Winning Fluffiness
Get award winning conch fritters from Jen’s Island Café & Deli for flaky and tender goodness. Conch fritters are like hush puppies – light and fluffy with conch inside. Also try Da Bomb fries, invented by Jen while training as a chef in Providence, RI.
- Legit Local Fare
Want to try island eats, such as fried plantains and jerk chicken? Get legit local fare at Sugarcane Grille, at the top of Bunker Hill Hotel, St. Thomas. Order the jerk chicken skewers and the fresh lobster, served up with a local flavoring, and dine in a delightful ambiance overlooking Charlotte Amalie.
- Food Truck, Island Style
For the best pizza, head out on the water. Just like everything else in the Virgin Islands, where life is lived on the water, the best pizza in town is on a food boat. Pizza PI VI is the unique food boat that’s been ranked #1 restaurant in the Virgin Islands by TripAdvisor. Bonus: You can even eat gluten free there!
- Hot Paté Delight
Get to breakfast early at Hercules Paté Delight in St. John for a bag of hot patés– the locals love this place so much, they’ll often buy out the stock before you get there. The pates at this Cruz Bay restaurant will linger in your mind long after you return home. Bite into a delicious fried dough to the stuffing that’s island flavored. It can be chicken, goat, fish, conch, or more. This is true island eating!
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