Food you MUST eat in St Lucia
We made a list of the most delicious food that you have to try in St Lucia. Although you will know some of the dishes, we tried and found the places in St Lucia that is worth visiting for it.
Braaivleis is meat grilled on an open fire. In South Africa there is nothing like a South African braai with a beer and friends gathering around an open fire. The people of South Africa love braai so much that many South Africans have “declared” South Africa’s Heritage Day, National Braai day. With your braaivleis, be sure to have some “braai broodjies”. It is basically a sandwich with cheese, tomato and onion, grilled on an open fire. Or “pap en sous”, made from course ground maize with a chunky tomato and onion sauce.
When visiting St Lucia and you cannot make your own braai, feel free to ask your lodge manager for a braai. The accommodation establishments in St Lucia would love to make a braai for you.
A koeksister is a deep fried dough braided into the signature twisted koeksister look, covered in a sweet syrup.
Koeksisters are a sweet treat and can be found freshly made at Ants & Mustard and Clever Hippo next to the Photo Shop.
HAKE & CHIPS
Nothing beats fish and chips and in the small fishing village of St Lucia, Hake and chips is a food you must eat in St Lucia.
You can order fresh and tasty hake and chips with tartar sauce and a slice of lemon at the St Lucia Ski Boat Club, Reef & Dune and Fishermans’ Restaurant & Pub.
Chips can be replaced with a side of vegetables or a salad.
This traditional Cape Malay dish comprises gently spiced minced beef topped with an egg-and-milk layer and browned in the oven. With the addition of raisins, the sweetness works well with the curry powder and turmeric that lend the dish its golden colour.
This dish is served with yellow spiced rice and a side salad.
Bobotie in St Lucia can be found at the Hippo Steakhouse.
AMARULA DON PEDRO
A Don Pedro, but with a shot of South African Amarula Cream. This milkshake for grownups is usually served at the end of a meal as dessert in a wine glass and drinking straw.
For some of the best Amarula Don Pedro’s in town, make sure to visit Alfredo’s Italian Restaurant.