Tag: Food

Perfectly prepared lobster. Photo courtesy the Division of Tourism & Transportation

Savour the Tobago flavours

Whether fine dining, casual dining, or unique Tobagonian dishes, we’ll introduce you to the best things to eat in Tobago, and the best places to dine

Courtesy Zanzibar

Trini food: the taming of the stew

Foodies may well be stumped for choice here. With African, Indian, French, Spanish, Chinese, Syrian-Lebanese, and other influences, the island’s culinary scene is distinct, dynamic — and delicious! This is just a beginner’s guide — for much more, dive in to the range of coverage, including recipes and local food features, in our Food & Entertainment section.

Courtesy Tobago Estate Chocolate.

The Tobago shopper’s companion

Shopping for essentials? Gourmet goods? Distinctly local souvenirs? Whatever you’re looking for, we’ll point you toward what to get, and where to get it

Curried crab and dumpling is a must-eat in Tobago. Photo by Bennyartist/Shutterstock
Broiled scallops. Photo courtesy Kaizan Sushi

Our 2016 Trinidad food & dining guide

You could, quite seriously, come to Trinidad just to eat. Trinidadians love food — eating it, cooking it, and sharing it. Of course it’s way more fun to enjoy everything the island has to offer, but punctuate the excursions with culinary experiences ranging from finger-lickin’ street food to exquisite, award-winning fine dining experiences

Original hand-crafted jewellery on sale. Courtesy Green Market Santa Cruz

Made in Trinidad: unique gifts, souvenirs & shopping

No, a ceramic coconut made in China is probably not how you want to remember your trip to Trinidad. Fair enough. But there are exceptionally talented local craftsmen in Trinidad working in leather, clay, fabric, copper and other raw materials like seeds, shells and gourds. And you can find just about anything mainstream, from clothes, houseware and aromatherapy candles to fancy local foods, fashion and jewellery

Liming on Ariapita Avenue, Trinidad. Photo: Stephen Jay Photography

Trinidad’s Ariapita Avenue: liming & dining

It’s Friday night. Or maybe it’s Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday or any other night of the week. And you’re bored! Now, we Trinidadians take boredom very seriously. We have a reputation to maintain as the social mecca of the Caribbean – “liming country”, if you will – and we cannot have our reputation tarnished by any local or visitor claiming to be bored on our watch.

Trinidad & Tobago doubles. Photo: whatscookinginyourworld.com

A love affair with Trinidad’s food

Pretty much everything we do revolves around food. Out for drinks? Yes but we’ll stop for doubles/roti/gyros after. It’s Christmas! Midnight mass, love to your fellow man, wrap presents. The reward: pastelles, ham, ponche de crème, black cake. Beach! Where’s the shark and bake*? Cricket! Who’s bringing the pelau?

Cuisine. Photograph by Anu Lakhan

Eat a food: Trinidad’s diverse & dynamic culinary scene

Trinidad’s food landscape reflects the diversity and creativity of its people. That rich and diverse people and history give rise to a culinary landscape that is almost beyond “fusion”, and just its own thing

Sisters Roses Hezekiah and the late Allyson Hennessy (a Cordon Bleu chef), co-founders of Veni Mangé. Photo: definitivecaribbean.blogspot.com

Interview: Allyson Hennessy & Roses Hezekiah on Veni Mangé

Veni Mangé is a creole restaurant in Woodbrook, Trinidad founded by sisters Roses Hezekiah and the late Allyson Hennessy (a Cordon Bleu chef). They shared their thoughts with Discover T&T on Trinidad cuisine and their favourite dishes