Best Food Trucks in the Caribbean
The Caribbean, the white sand beaches, the calm blue water, the luxurious resorts and the food trucks. The food trucks? Yes, food trucks in the Caribbean ! Food trucks might not be the first (or tenth) thing you’re thinking of while planning your vacation, but trust us they’ll be one of the highlights of your trip.
When you are covered in sand and in a wet bathing suit, food trucks are a great place to grab a quick and unique meal. The Caribbean has a thriving food truck scene that covers every type of cuisine and every culture you can imagine.
Here are some of the best food trucks in the Caribbean.
Kite City, Bonaire
“The Best Food on the Island” and “Have you tried the Tuna” is what you usually hear from visitors to Bonaire’s Kite City. Making it’s home on the stunning Te Amo beach, Kite City serves a wide variety of incredible food from fresh fish to salads, wraps, and burgers.
Mahi mahi, tuna tartare, crevice, you name it, it’s delicious. The famous tuna is caught daily and you can keep up with their catch of the day on Kite City’s facebook. Along with the amazing food, they also serve up some great sangria and often have Bonaire’s best local musicians performing right next to the truck.
Location: Te Amo Beach, Bonaire
Italian Food in Aruba? Out of a truck? You better believe it and it’s amazing! Aruba has a growing food truck scene, and Eataly is one of its breakout stars. Serving a wide variety of authentic Italian street food, visitors rave about the homemade lasagna, gourmet burgers, bread with homemade truffle mayo and of course the pizza. Better yet the food is reasonably priced and the service is excellent.
Location: Palm Beach, Aruba
Little Olive Food Truck, St. John
One normally doesn’t think of Greek food when visiting St. John, but Little Olive in Cruz Bay definitely delivers. With fresh and local organic ingredients mixed with an island flare, it’s often the first stop for visitors stepping off the ferry in Cruz Bay.
The gyros, the falafels, the stuffed grape leaves, the lamb shank, the healthy salads, well you get the point. Pairing all that great food with a selection of beer and wine, people often stop there more than once when visiting St. John.
Location: Cruz Bay in St. John
Killer Tacos, St.Croix
Tacos and cocktails? Sounds like paradise right? Tacos and cocktails in St. Croix? Simply heaven. After a day on the beach, stop by Killer Tacos in Christiansted for some authentic Baja Mexican food.
The amazing tacos, burritos, quesadillas, guacamole, and salsa are all made from scratch with local ingredients. They also serve a nice variety of local juices and incredible Mexican desserts. Even better you’ll be greeted by reasonable prices and friendly service.
Location: Route 70 Christiansted, St. Croix
BBQ Express, Curacao
Where would a list of food trucks be without some BBQ? The extremely popular BBQ Express in Willemstad, Curacao serves American style BBQ. The prices are small, the portions giant and the food delicious. They serve all the BBQ staples like ribs, chicken, and steak.
Along with raving about the meat, visitors say the fries are to die for. If you are looking for something more with a local flavor, try the conch sandwich. They also are environmentally friendly as they use reusable food boxes and cutlery. A late night hotspot, they don’t open until 9 PM and often have a fast moving line deep into the night.
Cummin’ Up, Grenada
We keep hearing the same thing from visitors to Cummin’ Up food truck in Grenada: “The best jerk chicken in the Caribbean”. Well if you have the best jerk chicken in the Caribbean, that puts you up there for best worldwide.
They are located on the beautiful Grand Anse beach in Grenada. Along with the amazing chicken, they have a true Caribbean menu featuring goat curry, lamb, rice and local fish. Everything is fresh and homemade. They even have a small bar serving beer, rum, and other mixed drinks.
Location: Grand Anse Beach, Grenada
“The best fish and chips on the island” and “just as good as anything back home in England. Chippy serves up British style fish and chips under the stars in Dickinson Bay. A favorite of ex-pats, the menu has all the staples such as to sausages to mushy peas to Meat Pies.
When in season, the lobster bites are the rockstar of the menu. All of the fish is caught locally and everything is made fresh to order. To wash things down, they offer a selection of cold local beers and soft hot and cold drinks.
Location: Dickinson Bay, Antigua
Pam Snack, Martinique
Sometimes you’ll find amazing food in unique places like say the middle of the parking lot next to a beach in Martinique. This is where you’ll find the extremely popular Pam Snack. Located right next to Le Diamant beach, Pam Snack serves mouth-watering chicken, ribs, and fish which is grilled, smoked, and barbecued right in front of the truck all day long.
If you want some Caribbean flare, definitely try the accras which are Caribbean fritters made with fresh fish that has been cured in salt and dried until every ounce of moisture has been drawn from it. While you wait for your food, have yourself a mohito or choose from a wide selection of local beers.
Location: Le Diamant Beach, Martinique