Island Cuisine in Turks and Caicos

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When we travel, we like to dig in to the local cuisine to get a true Island experience. Turks and Caicos does not disappoint when it comes to delicious local dishes.

Let’s put it this way, each time we visit, our daily activities are laid out around where we’re going to eat! We simply eat our way around the island! Our scales at home can confirm this…..

“You name it, the Chefs in Turks and Caicos will make it!”

While the Island may not be that big, it sure hosts an abundance of incredible restaurants. From high end dining to street side shacks, the food is absolutely incredible. We have yet to have a bad meal on the island. Whether your dish of choice is a local conch dish (a must when you go), fried chicken or a vegan meal, there appears to be a certain flare about how this Island feels about food. It’s as though you’re a long lost relative visiting for the first time. So much attention to detail, flavour and love coming out of every plate. Even if you aren’t a big “foodie”, you’ll be more than happy with your burgers and chicken fingers!

But we wouldn’t be true Island lovers if we didn’t recommend a good helping of Conch! Conch (pronounced konk) has, and still plays an essential role in the diet of Turks and Caicos Islanders. You name it, the Chefs in Turks and Caicos will make it! Conch salad (ceviche), cracked conch, conch fritters, curried conch, Thai coconut conch, buffalo conch…..yup, the list goes on!! It’s not just a pretty souvenir shell, it’s delicious! We’ll be sharing a lot of information on our favourite Conch dishes and where to find them in upcoming posts so stay tuned!

Conch Salad, Cracked Conch, Conch Fritters! YUM!

We hope that you’ll join us as we share our must visit restaurants and favourite dishes in the coming posts. Turks and Caicos offers a multitude of dining options that we don’t want you to miss. Whether you’re looking for a romantic proposal restaurant or a quick grab and go meal, you’ll find it all in Turks and Caicos. There’s no shortage of amazing eats for every taste bud on The Island. From high end to beach casual and everything in between, Turks and Caicos has it covered.

Mango Cheesecake at Mango Reef

About The Authors

Hello, we're Kerry and Byron Glover, the founders of Corks and Tacos - Your one stop guide to the Turks and Caicos Islands.

We've been traveling to Turks and Caicos multiple times per year since 2014 and we created this website to share our love and passion for Turks and Caicos with you. We provide you with useful travel planning tips and give you a "real person" perspective on all the wonderful things this Island has to offer. We look forward to you exploring our site and gaining valuable knowledge within our resources for your next vacation. We’re sure you’re going to love Turks and Caicos just as much as we do! Read our full story...

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