With very few exceptions, dining out in Dominica is a very casual affair. Most meals revolve around some sort of fish or meat served with a selection of 'provisions,' which refers to any kind of root vegetable – from dasheen and breadfruit to sweet potato. Lunch is the main meal of the day and many restaurants close around 3pm.
Essential Food & Drink
- Callaloo A creamy thick soup or stew blending a variety of vegetables (eg dasheen, spinach, kale, onions, carrots, eggplant, garlic, okra) with coconut milk and sometimes crab or ham.
- Fresh fruit Dominica grows all sorts of fruit, including bananas, coconuts, papayas, guavas and pineapples, and mangoes so plentiful they litter the roadside in places.
- Sea moss Nonalcoholic beverage made from seaweed mixed with sugar and spices and sometimes with evaporated milk. It’s sold in supermarkets and at snackettes.
- Kubuli Dominica uses the island’s natural spring water for its home-grown beer label; you’ll see red-and-white signs all over the island with Kubuli’s concise slogan – ‘The Beer We Drink.’
- Macoucherie Rum connoisseurs crave this local concoction. Don’t be fooled by the plastic bottles or cheap-looking label; it’s an undiscovered gem.