Grenada Food and Drink

Most hotels and restaurants offer international cuisine, serving a large variety of tropical fish and English, Continental, American and exotic West Indian food. Bars are stocked with the most popular wines and spirits, local beers and various brands of whisky, rum and brandy.

Specialities

• Seafood, such as crabs and lambi (conchs).
Calaloo (a leafy vegetable similar to spinach) soup.
Oildown is the national dish consisting of stew made with salted meat, breadfruit, onion, celery, carrot, daheen (a root vegetable grown locally) and dumplings all slowly steamed in coconut milk until the liquid is absorbed.
• Rotis are curry-spiced wraps made from pastry or bread and filled with beef, chicken, or vegetables.
• Nutmeg ice cream.

Tipping

A 10% service charge is added by most hotels and restaurants. If no charge is added, it is customary to leave a 10% tip. There is also an 8% government tax to pay at hotels and restaurants.

Regional drinks

Rum is made locally using traditional methods.
The local beer, Carib, is excellent.

Drinking age

18.

Edited by Jane Duru
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