It was time to head to a beautiful Caribbean Island and what better spot to choose than GRENADA, commonly known as the SPICE ISLE, which is located just a mere 40 mins northwest of Trinidad and Tobago.
This trip was scheduled for only 4 days so being the foodie that I am, I knew I had to make sure I visited some food spots. Ideally I would have liked to experience some real local street food and even get a chance to see how some are made (eg. oil down and conch dishes) but due to time constraints I was only able to visit some popular restaurants on the island.
Here are some of the places I visited:
- TROPICANA – This casual food spot is located on Lagoon Road very near to Grenada’s Port. When we arrived, they were just about getting ready to open but we were still accommodated. Our meal choices included veggie omelette and egg sandwich which were served with juice and hot drinks. Meals were very satisfying and service was fine. There was a bit of a wait because we were very early so nothing was really prepared but it was all good. The one thing I’d say about the setting is that it can be improved a bit…maybe a few upgrades will enhance the overall feel of the establishment. Overall it was an ok experience with a total cost of 72XCD for 3 persons.
- COYABA RESORT – Another breakfast we tried was the buffet at Coyaba Resort located in Morne Rouge. The resort was very beautiful I must say. The eating area was nicely laid out…… but……. beware of the blackbirds who seem to always be ready to attack your food lol. Buffet consisted of fruits, beans, tomatoes, saltfish, eggs, bake, cereal. We were all very much pleased and fulllll after eating! Service was wonderful and it was nice that the waitress was able to recognize the Trini accents. Actually it was when she heard the request for some hot sauce that she said ‘you all from Trinidad? iz only Trinis who ask for hot sauce so’ lol #proudtrini moment haha! Total cost for 3 persons was 180XCD
- UMBRELLA’S – I totally loved everything about this spot! It was on the beach, friendly staff, great food and I got to taste some lambie souse! Total cost for 3 persons was 72XCD
- Read the full blogpost here: CONCH/LAMBIE day (Umbrellas, Grenada)
- SAILS RESTAURANT – This was one the top spots listed online to visit when in Grenada so of course I set aside some time to check it out! Fabulous view of the ocean while dining and great food! Total for 3 persons was 160XCD
- Read the full blogpost here: LOBSTER LINGUINE (Sail’s Restaurant, Grenada)
- ISLAND DELI – This is located at Grenada’s airport. While waiting to head back to Trinidad I was able to have their ‘fish lunch’ which consisted of rice, fish and veggies! Boy oh boy did I enjoy this! It was as though I was eating some real Trini food! It was exactly what I was looking forward to in Grenada….some real local food! Cost of my lunch was 36XCD with a drink. If you waiting to board your flight, check them out!
- GRILL MASTER – One of the casual spots listed to try in Grenada was Grill Master. It’s conveniently near to Spiceland Mall and has a great night dining feel to it. Unfortunately it was limited in terms of seafood options (like most of the spots we visited). My meal choice was grilled fish with rice and veggies. I would say that I enjoyed it quite a lot! The fish was nicely grilled and rice was served hot. Wait time was not very long and the server was very friendly. If you are looking for a casual spot definitely check them out!
- LE CHATEAU – We actually noticed this restaurant as we were driving by and I immediately knew I had to visit them! Loved the food here!
- Read the full blogpost here: CATCH OF THE DAY & LAMBI ROTI (Le Chateau, Grenada)
- SHAWARMA KING – Most times hubby and I travel, the challenge is finding halal food! Thankfully we came across this spot which is located 2 mins away from St. George’s University. They serve Lebanese food with halal chicken and lamb! Our choices were the chicken platter and chicken wrap. The platter (pic below) came with a salad and rice. It was sooooo good! Hubby had the chicken wrap which was equally enjoyable! Total cost for 3 persons with drinks was 79XCD. Seating is available but limited and it’s a veryyyy casual spot for dining. One great option is ordering by phone which we did and then collected.
- SUGAR AND SPICE – This is Grenada’s main ice cream brand! I had to try their famous nutmeg ice cream. I’ve never had nutmeg ice cream….to be honest, I am not really a fan of nutmeg so I was not sure what to expect. I ordered it with a piece of brownie….Let’s just say that I was in heaven while eating! The nutmeg flavour was not very strong and the brownie complemented it so very well! I need to visit Grenada again just to have more nutmeg ice cream! Cost – 9XCD
This short trip was absolutely amazing! The people of Grenada are amazing….soooo friendly! The food we had was delicious! I honestly loved everything about Grenada. I cant wait to visit again!
If you have been to the Spice Isle, send me a message or leave a comment and let me know about your experience! Also, feel free to send me some food places to visit on my next trip please God!