How to Buy Healthy Organic Food in Barbados
- 1 Save time, money, and eat the best healthy organic food!
- 1.1 Restaurant and Natural Shop Review
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Save time, money, and eat the best healthy organic food!
Heading to Barbados for a holiday? On a special diet or just prefer to eat organic? Although the Bajan diet is rich on friend chicken and low on vegetables, the island has a burgeoning farmer’s market scene, as well as some incredible organic and healthy food options. There are many restaurants serving everything from simple salads to gourmet organic eats. And of course, there are organic fresh coconuts in abundance! Read on, to find the best organic healthy food in Barbados!
Restaurant and Natural Shop Review
Although traditional Bajan food focuses on fried chicken, french fries, baked macaroni and cheese, and basically fried most things, with a little searching, I was able to find lots of healthy and delicious options available in a variety of restaurants and shops. This list is by no means comprehensive. In the two months I was there, I noticed new farmer’s markets and organic delivery options cropping up each week.
I hope this list helps you find delicious, healthy and organic food, AND saves you time during your vacation to enjoy the beach and time with family and friends!
Tapas – Beachside Restaurant
Our first restaurant experience, as mentioned in an earlier post was Tapas, on the south coast, between Hartâs Gap area and St. Lawrence Gap. The location and view at Tapas could not be beat â beautiful beach side open air wooden building, with fans to keep cool and panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea.
The food was also very good and fresh, with a variety of salads, pastas, and started for vegetarians as well as meat dishes. The Tapas salad I ordered had artichoke hearts, asparagus, manchego cheese, and pine nuts on a bed of arugula and mixed greens. I heard the seafood is also fresh and delicious there, and the prices are reasonable.
Iâd definitely recommend spending a leisurely lunch enjoying the view, the breeze and the food at Tapas.
Mama Mia – Italian Cafe
Just at the entrance to Hartâs Gap, on the main costal road, is Mama Mia. Mama Mia is a classic little Italian cafÃ©, with its own wood-fire oven and beautiful Tuscany countryside murals painted on the walls. It is small, probably only 8 tables, with a cozy feel.
They have a salad bar with build-your-own salad options as well as pre-made salads, a special dish of the day such as lasagna, and a selection of pizzas. They also make some of their own desserts and bring in gelato, cheesecake, and tiramisu from a local bakery.
I opted for a simple make your own salad with a base of greens, artichoke hearts, and olives, dressed with wonderfully fragrant olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I followed that up with a classic margherita pizza, which had an especially thin crust and lots of cheese.
We stopped by another day and got the chocolate cheesecake and tiramisu to share, both of which were incredible. The cheesecake was soft and almost pudding-like without being too sweet, and the tiramisu was extra sweet with a strong coffee and cocoa flavor. Delicious!
Barbados Cruising Club
Beach Club Restaurant located upstairs at the Barbados Cruising Club on Pebble Beach. This is just down the beach between the Radisson and the Hilton. They have a good variety of salads, sweet potato fries, and pasta, burgers and drinks. I had a greek salad, which was basic. But the atmosphere, sitting right on the beach, couldnât be beat.
The Green Lime Eco CafÃ© – Vegan Organic Cafe
This was the eco cafÃ© I visited on my first day. They have an interesting selection of creative, local vegetarian foods, juices and smoothies, as well as gluten free or more healthy baked goods.
Massy is the largest grocery store on the island and carries some organic items. These can be found in the produce section in a special organic section, and throughout the store under the waitrose organics brand. We found a good selection of everything we needed, and most items were organic. The fruit and veggies included organic grapes, greens, sprouts, pasta, rice, beans, cheese, yogurt, etc. We were also able to buy a half gallon of fresh coconut water here for a great price!
Organic Local Food Delivery from Zonia Philips
Zonia is at various farmerâs markets around the island, but will deliver on Fridays. Just order by Thursday evening and be sure to have cash in Barbados dollars ready.
You can email her and she will send you current available produce. We got a variety of greens and herbs, plus some of the delicious granola. She also bakes a wide range of gluten free and organic baked goods, including granola, brownies, breads, etc.
Zoniaâs email: email@example.com
Jennâs Health Food Store and Delhi
We visited Jennâs the last day. We were happy to find a variety of supplements and foods that were familiar to us from the US. Many natural vitamin and nutritional supplements, natural sunscreen, and gluten free products are available here. If you are looking for organic and natural foods, especially packaged foods, Jenn’s is the place to go.
There is also a deli which serves up traditional Bajan food made with organic ingredients and a healthy twist, Their variety of organic and gluten free baked goods and desserts is also impressive.
Finally, the old standby, happycow.net. Here you can see local stores that have natural or organic products, as well as restaurants that are organic and/or vegetarian or vegan friendly.
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That is all for today. Happy eating everyone. I hope you enjoy and this post makes eating well in Barbados a little easier.
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