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Food and drink in St. Vincent & The Grenadines

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Locally grown pineapples in Kingstown Market. Photo by Huw J Williams
"If you come to St Vincent you will be eating healthy and you will be eating well. You won't be eating no imported food. Locally grown fresh food and fresh caught fish every day."
Ronda Ortel, Chef
Eating good local food is always one of the special pleasures of travel. The volcanic soil of St Vincent is so fertile that almost anything will grow here. There's a saying that even if you plant a stone here something edible will grow from it.

Fresh fish in Kingstown fish market. Photo by Huw J Williams Also, being an island means that it is expensive to import food, so virtually everything you eat will have been grown or reared locally. The furthest many ingredients will travel would be from a small farm on St Vincent to a plate at a restaurant on one of the Grenadine islands.

The fish has often travelled even less food miles, pulled out of the waters surrounding the island by a local fisherman and sold straight to the chef just a couple of hours before it is cooked.

Be sure to sample the local dishes jackfish and breadfruit, and wash it all down with a cool Hairoun Beer or a Sunset Rum.

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"If you come to St Vincent you will be eating healthy and you will be eating well... Locally grown fresh food and fresh caught fish every day."

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