Eat & Drink
The best way to buy our delicious, locally made, freshly cooked food is to go out and look for it. We have many small food businesses with just one old table or take-away. Here you can buy food and take it to a bar and you can buy beer and take it to a food outlet – no one minds. There may be a fund-raising breakfast or a fish fry at the weekend. There are often people barbecuing on the street and our lobster is cooked straight from the sea. Local specialities include deer meat, land turtle, seafood – like lobster, crab, conch; locally raised beef, lamb or goat, with side dishes of rice, fungi, or dumplings, especially yabba dumplings. Some foods are only available at certain times and so are harder to find. You can ask a local cook to prepare something for you.
Drinks include soursop, ginger beer, passion fruit, sea moss, tamarind and other local juices. If you are a foodie you will love Barbuda. If you are just looking for a burger and fries or barbecued chicken, we are very good at that too.
There are one or two bakers and they open VERY early for bread, but it can also be bought in the shop on certain days.
Fresh fish and lobster depend on good weather and are often sold on the street out of a cool box, or at the fisheries wharf as the boats come in at around 2 – 4pm most days.
There is no butcher although Brad has a sign that says butcher – all fresh, local meat is sold on the street from a table after slaughtering. Other meat is sold frozen in the shops.
Local veg and fruit are also sold on the street; there is no market on Barbuda although sometimes local veg is sold in the Council agriculture building.