Taste Jamaica and Come Back to "Yum!"
We can’t wait to share our world-famous cuisine with you.
Food in Jamaica is a celebration of boldness and authenticity. Embark on a mouthwatering journey and explore the delectable dishes that make Jamaican cuisine a true culinary adventure that is sure to whet your appetite for more. You owe it to yourself to explore the culinary delights that this island has to offer, from our famous street foods, to fine dining at some of our top restaurants.
Jamaica is a foodie paradise. Our cuisine is rooted in authentic flavours and spices that reflects the diversity of Jamaica's cultural influences. Jamaica’s national dish, Ackee and Saltfish, is a local breakfast favorite and a must try! Come back to craving and enjoy authentic Jamaican dishes like local favourites, our famous Oxtail, Stew Peas, Curry Goat. And don't forget the Rice and Peas!
Spice things up
We love spicy foods! Jamaica is synonymous with all things jerk. Smoky, pimento wood flavoured jerk meats, seafood, and vegetarian dishes without a doubt takes pride of place at restaurants and food stands across the length and breadth of the island. Indulge in the aromatic scents that fill the air as you savor each tender, juicy bite. Be sure to visit Scotchies in St. Ann, Boston Bay in Portland, or Pepper Thyme in Kingston and cross delicious jerk off your bucket list of Jamaican foods to try.
With its abundant coastline, Jamaica is a haven for seafood lovers. Whether you choose to feast on seafood by the beach with your toes buried in the sand, or to dine in a cozy waterfront restaurant, Jamaica's seafood delicacies promise an unforgettable gastronomic experience that will leave you wanting for more. In addition to traditional Jamaican food eateries, you will easily find Chinese, Indian, Lebanese and Syrian restaurants alongside an array of international cuisine options across the island.
Ital is vital
Long before the vegan movement swept the world, "Ital" has been a diet practiced by Jamaican Rastafarians for vitality, energy, and life force. If you are a Vegan or vegetarian foodie, you will have no shortage of fresh options from farm-to-table to delight your bellies. Jamaica's tropical climate nurtures a bounty of exotic fruits that add a burst of freshness to the island's cuisine.
Jamaicans love a sweet treat after a meal, don't you? Indulge your sweet tooth with specialty Jamaican sweets and traditional desserts like sweet potato pudding, cooked under a heap of hot coals. You know it's good when we refer to these puddings as Hell a top, Hell a bottom, and Hallelujah in de middle! Be sure to stop in Priory, St. Ann at the Pudding Man (Jus Coool) for a taste of heaven.
Have we tempted your taste buds yet? Believe us, we could go on. There’s so much to taste here. It’s time for you to come back to delicious in Jamaica.