Dominica Guide: Where to eat?
Monday, October 3, 2011
Dominica is not known for it’s restaurants and can sometimes be a challenge finding a place to eat when it is off-season. Dominica is known for its abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables which makes for some of the tastiest food I've ever eaten. Dominica is so fertile that the streets are lined with fruit trees, you would never starve in Dominica.
This is what I would recommend based on my vacation on Dominica for food.....
Good Home Cooking
Isalene cooked all our meals while we stayed at Villa Passiflora, I can’t say enough good things about her food, she would bring us fresh fruit from her husbands farm everyday, we even got the chance to go to her home to meet her husband. She introduced me to the Caribbean fruit called a Sugar Apple, it is my new favorite fruit, it taste like apple pie! Make sure to request her Callaloo Soup and her special juice that’s green (I can’t remember the name of it but you will love it.)
In Trafalgar we ate out at a restaurant called River Rock Café for dinner located right next to the river, highly recommend it. A husband and wife team runs the restaurant (Denis and Laura) Laura makes a tasty Creole dish and Denis makes a mean (as in good) Rum Punch. Make sure to call ahead for reservations or swing by on your way to Screw’s to find out when you can come back to eat.
Snackette in Trafalgar
Dominica has lots of little ‘Snackettes’, which are little shacks where you can get a simple meal. Irma’s Snackette in Trafalgar has the best fried chicken and garlic salad, she cooks everything in her kitchen. Make sure to swing by earlier in the day to ask if she can make you dinner that night. (sorry I don't have any photos of the snackette.)
Roseau is the big city on Dominica. A great place to get a killer curry chicken meal and check your emails with their free Internet is at Cocorico. They also have a yummy Rum Punch that is spicy. Cocorico is marked on the map, easy to find, and has lots of street parking.
Roseau Farmers Market
The farmers market in Roseau is an amazing experience; just thinking about all the fresh produce makes my mouth water. The people are all really friendly so don’t be shy, mingle, and if you see a vegetable you’ve never seen before ask. I saw a lot of Caribbean fruits and vegetables for the first time at this market.