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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Good Eats, Trini Style

  • Question of the day from a Carnival Virgin : Where to eat in POS. What are the must have Trini delicacies and where are the best places to get them? Also what are the best restaurants (on a budget) and the must-go limin' spots for those nights when going to a fete is not on the agenda?
To answer  the question on a personal note., some of my favourite places would be Dopsons for the best Roti, Richards at Maracas for the best Bake and Shark, Irie Bites for the best jerk chicken and if you want to eat out at a nice restaurant on a budget I love Hakka; reasonably priced and very tasty food. 

Here are some more recommendations from the Trinidad Carnival Diary facebook fanpage and feel free to leave your own advice on good eats in Trinidad:

  • Smokey &  Bunty's on Western Main Road, St. James. Cro Bar on Ariapita. In fact I hear that Ariapita Avenue is known as "Restaurant Avenue" in Trinidad. Check those out.
  • I've always been a fan of Trotters. On a budget, KFC :) must have bake n shark (but that not town that north coast)
  • Best pie I love in Trini is the pie man at the corner by City Gate (west side outside cross the road)
  • Don't forget to have a snow cone with plenty milk :) yum yum
  • Well when am in Trinidad for Carnival, my spots are Crobar for a lime before the fetes. I normally hang there for beastly drinks such as Carib and Stag. After a Fete we would either drive to past Sando by a place with big tents that sells the best grill food. From lamb to chicken. They are muslims, so no pork. If anyone can remember the name of the place please state. If not there we drive to Arima by the dial for hot doubles made by some people called Ruffianers. If you are looking for a good hanging spot during the day, why not visit the Breakfast Shed in POS for the best dishes of TNT. Maracas Beach is the place to be to shake out the after effect of each fete. Enjoy some bake and shark and other sweet dishes of TNT. Have a sleep and then its back out to start a night of fete again. These are just a few spots that I check out. A long list is needed for me to continue.
  • D Avenue (Ariapita Avenue) is certainly the best place to go for food n a good lime. Just walk the stretch and your instinct will lead you to one of the hot spots....other than that head to the city that never sleeps St. James
  • Trinidad Chinese from Jenny's or the one across the street towards the park (forgive me I forgot the name but I think it starts with an S) but it's across the street from Jenny's.
  • I like Sweet Lime on D' Avenue. The BBQ Grill Spot diagonally across from Smokey &  Bunty (forgive me I forgot the name). Patraj doubles in San Juan.
  • As far as KFC/Royal Castle...Royal castle is the worse now with their blah chicken so I say KFC either the one in the Airport or the one in West Moornings.
  • Ohhhhh yes for South people (like myself) def check out the Muslims under the white tent (don't know the name either) BOSS! Or Eat It is also bess.
  • When its not af fete its ah lime and de lime alway goes down on de various spots on de Avenue with Levels being the latest, de many bars/restaurants at Movietowne, how bout Cipriani Blvd: de spots dey starting to swing heavy and for plain out rock backing - Daybreak Cafe in de west widest selection/variety of alco beverages with de Wild meat man, Dons Roti Shop and de grill place to whet yuh palette. Try dem yuh mus like one of dem places
  • De muslims under the big tent in sando used to be called Bel Air BBQ because they were in Bel Air, now they just around the corner from Jenny's in Sando (San Fernando).
  • The Teak Room, in the KAPOK Hotel, Excellent place to eat!!
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