Island Cuisine

You can’t visit St. Croix without trying one of our many island delicacies:

Fungi – a cornmeal porridge flavored with okra and thyme (Check out Kim’s Restaurant in town, be sure to order it with a piece of steamed fish)

Rice & Peas – a pilaf prepared with herbs, seasonings and pigeon peas (Visit Chicken Shack or known by locals as “Dutty Chicken for this delicacy)

Johnny Cakes – made for the journey, this fried bread dough was made by locals to take them on their travels (Visit Chicken Shack for this too – make sure you get it hot right off the oil!)

Pate΄-Johnny cake dough filled with spiced beef, salt fish, chicken, conch, or vegetables (Visit Rosa’s booth in Whim for the best Pate on island)

Conch in Butter Sauce – stew conch with onions and peppers in a buttery sauce flavored with thyme (Visit Centeno’s – do not forget to add some local hot sauce for spice)

Kallaloo – local soup prepared traditionally with greens, okra, eggplant, and seafood/meat. (Visit the Kallaloo man on Saturday’s by Basin Triangle for this tasty green dish)

Saltfish – Used widely on all islands, a salt preserved cod fried or soaked and marinated for salads (Visit Kim’s Restaurant in town, be sure to order it with Dumplings)

Roti – from the island of Trinidad, this dish consists of an Indian potato curry filled with either conch, chicken, beef shrimp, or vegetables and served wrapped in a traditional chickpea flat bread (Visit E & D on Saturday’s or Flavors of the Caribbean for this yummy meal)

The island’s cuisine doesn’t stop there, here are a few more amazing restaurants to add to your list of must eats.

The Galleon Steaks & Seafood Restaurant: 5000 Estate Southgate, Christiansted (340) 718-9948

Bon Manjer Restaurant & Ultra Lounge: 4B Sion Farm Shopping Center (340) 713-5588

AMA at Cane Bay: 112C Estate Cane Bay (340) 227-3432

Too Chez Restaurant & Bar: #53 King St. Christiansted Town (340) 713-8888

Duggan’s Reef: 5A Teague Bay, Christiansted (340) 773-9800

Cibone: 227 King St., Frederiksted (340) 719-2663

The Mermaid: 5007 Estate Shoys, Christiansted (340) 712-2100