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Eating out on budget ... rum shops, food trucks, etc.

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Eating out on budget ... rum shops, food trucks, etc.

My most affordable (and memorable) dinner from 2008 was from a food cart on St.Lawrence Gap. This time (next January) I would like to explore more of such eateries, both for lunch and dinner. We will stay in Gibbes, Saint Peters Parish and York Road, Christ Church Parish. For one week we will also rent a car, so any places recommended can be reached. Thanks in advance for all ideas and informations.

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1. Re: Eating out on budget ... rum shops, food trucks, etc.

One of the most highly recommended food vendors on the West Coast is Papa Earl who pitches up more or less across the road from the Sandpiper Hotel in Holetown.most lunch times He specialises in Ital food ( vegetarian ) but even for meat lovers, his food is amazing . See him here .............

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLWfnXI8dPs

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2. Re: Eating out on budget ... rum shops, food trucks, etc.

Ramshackles and Ju Ju's are two nice beach front bars/restaurants you could try on the west coast, also up towards Speightstown is Bombas (can be a little hit and miss) In Speightstown itself try Island Plates for a lovely lunch or dinner - open for dinner a couple of nights per week. L'Attitude is also worth a trip especially when they have music on.

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3. Re: Eating out on budget ... rum shops, food trucks, etc.

Another super sea side restaurant worth trying in Speightstown and a favourite of mine, is Bo's Plaice and her prices are very reasonable. but of course no beach bars or restaurants are as cheap as eating freshly made food out of the back of a van as you say xelas .

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4. Re: Eating out on budget ... rum shops, food trucks, etc.

Sorry if I have misled you xelas I thought you were interested in rum shops, food trucks etc.

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5. Re: Eating out on budget ... rum shops, food trucks, etc.

In Paynes Bay there is Connies which is a road side food stand. It is only open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from about 7pm. They serve very large portions of excellent fresh fish and other dishes.

There is also always a food van (weekdays) on the road just by Sandy Lane .... you can't miss it because there is always a big queue.

Papa Earls is one of my favourites ... great veggie food and huge portions.

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6. Re: Eating out on budget ... rum shops, food trucks, etc.

Great response from all, keep them coming! A food vans/trucks for lunch, a beach bars for happy hours, anything counts as long as you love it.

There was one restaurant we have enjoyed back in 2008; Flavors with chef DaCosta Birkett, situated somewhere behind Oistins. Does this name sounds familiar to anybody?

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7. Re: Eating out on budget ... rum shops, food trucks, etc.

xelas

You can get some excellent local food from the Village Deli at Super Centre Oistins and Rendevous, both in Christ Church. Prices are on-par with the food vendors by the street.

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8. Re: Eating out on budget ... rum shops, food trucks, etc.

For a Rum Shop come to !st Street in Holetown to TML Bar , better known as "One Love Bar " their ham cutters are to die for. Also, while you are on the west coast, come to One Love Bar on Sunday night for the most famous Street Party on the Island. .

I suggest you go to Surfside Bar and Restaurant early on a Sunday, to eat on the edge of the beach and listen ( and dance ) to the live Steel Pan music, then around 10- 10.30 pm, make your way up the road to 1st Street to One Love ( or the cheaper option in the tent down the road ) and drink and dance to the music and Karaoke until 2pm.

Another idea for a Sunday, is a visit to Ragamuffins on 1st Street to eat and watch the World renowned Mannequins in Motion Show ( reservations necessary ) , then go on the street and party. for the rest of the evening. . Enjoy.

Edited: 06 October 2013, 16:41
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9. Re: Eating out on budget ... rum shops, food trucks, etc.

While you are out in the car , try Cuz's fish shack down by the Hilton Hotel . His cutter sandwiches are legendary .

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10. Re: Eating out on budget ... rum shops, food trucks, etc.

Another thought I have had, ( but it may be too far for you to bother ) is Carlton Supermarket. They do the most amazing lunchtime food, including their legendary Ox tail Stew .which is just the most addictive stew you will ever come across.

Buy it with rice and peas, take it to the beach and just enjoy.-----------------------Oh yummy.!