While you'll eat fairly well in Georgetown, once you're in the rest of the country, the food becomes markedly less exciting, and it's safe to say that Guyana overall enjoys a far less varied culinary scene than, for example, neighboring Suriname. That said, you'll eat plenty of tasty fish, fried chicken and pork with lots of rice, beans and plantain during your stay.

Essential Food & Drink

Pepperpot Stewed meat flavored with cinnamon and cassareep.

Cook up rice A mixture of rice, meat, coconut milk and lots of herbs.

El Dorado rum Considered one of the world's best rums.

Roti Soft Indian flatbread.

Cow heel soup A soup made with split peas, vegetables, dumplings and cow heels.