Global flavors abound on Anguilla, along with some exquisite fusion creations, while local specialties include seafood, barbecue and Creole cuisine. Beach bars are popular dining spots throughout the day; many higher-end restaurants only open at night.

If you're self-catering in an apartment or villa, be aware that supermarkets are often poorly stocked. Anguilla's best supermarket by far, frequented by the island's top chefs, is Best Buy Supermarket in Meads Bay.

Essential Food & Drink

  • Seafood Locally caught specialties include lobster (common spiny lobster sans claws), crayfish (smaller than lobsters, but reasonably sized creatures with sweet, tender meat), conch and triggerfish with firm white flesh and a delicate flavor.
  • Barbecue tents Popular tents serving smoky ribs and sizzling chicken spring up on the side of the road.
  • Goat The most commonly eaten meat on the island; often used in curries.
  • Homegrown vegetables Keep an eye out on the side of the road for street-side vendors selling organic, locally grown produce such as cassava and lakatan bananas.