Over the years, Barbados has become home to a melting pot of cuisine and culinary experiences. From the islands beloved home-grown rum shops to 5 star dining on a West Coast cliff side, there are endless options for the foodie in us all.

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For the first time visitor hoping to taste a bit of the islands culture, the best place to start involves a plate filled with good macaroni pie, fried flying fish, plantain, fish cakes and rice & peas. Of course we would also have to recommend the islands national dish – flying fish and cou cou – or the lesser official national dish, pudding & souse. For some sweetness on a hot day, your life wouldn’t be complete without a snow cone, and if you visit the beautiful Pebbles Beach you have to stop for a Cuz’s Cutter – a salt bun containing what could only be described as a mish mash of fish, egg and cheese goodness.

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The more established foodies wishing to experience the fine dining talents of the chefs on island will also not be disappointed. The islands coastlines are bursting at the seams with great 4 and 5 star restaurants, with choices including Caribbean-International fusion, contemporary, Mediterranean, seafood, and much more.