The Best Food to Eat on Bahamas Yacht ChartersAugust 31, 2017
The cuisine of the Bahamas is as colorful as it is fresh. Bahamas yacht charters come inclusive with food. Before you depart you will be asked to complete paperwork that outlines your food preferences. For example:
- Do you prefer coffee or tea in the morning?
- Do you have any allergies or special diet requirements?
- Do you prefer casual lunch or a sit down meal?
- Do you prefer a light or hearty breakfast?
- What are your ideal mealtimes?
You food questionnaire helps the chef prepare meals that will leave you satisfied and looking forward to your next bite.
Bahamian Food to Try
- Conch – Allergies are the only acceptable reason to leave the Bahamas before enjoying a plate of conch. Raw conch can be marinated in lime juice and/or various spicy dressings (aka a conch salad). Conch can also serve as the base meat in salads and soups. Cracked conch is battered and fried to a crisp and golden brown. Regardless of the style you choose you can rest assured that conch in the Bahamas is about as fresh as it can get.
- Soups – Even the Caribbean has a winter season and although temperatures in the 70s might not sound cold to you, for those who live in the tropics weather in the 70s means jackets, extra blankets and soup. Try these local favorites: peas and dumpling soup, fish or conch chowder, clawless rock lobster soup, souse, and Bahamian stew fish. It is important to note that although turtle soup is part of the cuisine in the Bahamas it is advisable to not consume turtle in any form given their endangered status.
- Rock Lobster – Lobster season in the Bahamas runs from April to August so if you’re visiting during that time period we recommend choosing lobster off the menu whenever you get the chance. If you’re eating lobster outside of season, it’s frozen (but likely to be just as delicious).
- Johnnycakes – Johnnycakes are the Bahamian cornbread. Although not technically the bread of the Bahamas, Johnnycakes are sweet fried dumplings made in a pan. Johnnycakes typically accompany soups and curries.
Bahamian Drinks to Enjoy
- Switcha – Switcha is a unique Bahamian drink using fresh lemons and limes. On a hot afternoon it is a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage that you won’t struggle to find on a menu.
- Sky Juice – Sky juice combines coconut water, gin and condensed milk. Sometimes it is served in a coconut. Sky juice is a local favorite.
- Goombay Smash – A goombay smash has rum, pineapple juice and coconut.
Bahamian Desserts to Savor
- Rum Cake – Rum cake is one of the Bahamas most-loved and recognizable desserts. You can buy them in the stores throughout the island, grab a slice while dining out or ask your chef to prepare one fresh.
- Guava Duff – A guava duff features sweet dough that is steamed or boiled and served with a butter rum sauce over the top. Guava duff is a must-try so be on the lookout for this decadent dessert.