Guyana Food and Drink

The food in hotels and restaurants reflects the range of influences on Guyanese society. On the menus of most restaurants you will often find chicken, pork and steak and, most of the time, shrimp. The best Chinese food in the country can be found in Georgetown. It is best to drink bottled water in Guyana.


• Curry, especially mutton, prawn or chicken.
Foo-foo (plantains made into cakes).
Metamgee (dumplings made from cornflour, eddews, yams, cassava and plantains cooked in coconut milk and grated coconut).
• Portuguese garlic pork.
• Amerindian pepperpot.


10% at hotels and restaurants.

Regional drinks

Local rum.
Demerara rum.
Banks is the local beer.