Following pickup at your hotel around 10am, climb into a private, air-conditioned vehicle with your guide and depart for your food tour. Along the way, you will taste authentic Jamaican food and learn about the island's culinary history.
Taste specialties such as the Jamaican patty is a flaky pastry filled commonly with seasoned ground beef – known as a “beef patty”. Other common fillings are chicken, vegetables, shrimp, lobster, fish and cheese. The patty is often paired with coco bread, which has a hint of coconut, a bit starchy and sweet.
Stop at the assortment of fruit stands along the way, where you can taste tropical fruits such as pineapples, oranges, bananas, and mangoes. Fresh fish is also widely available, and you will be able to taste some samples plucked fresh from the sea.
Jerk chicken is one of the most common types of food eaten on the island. The term “jerk” refers to both the spice rub and the way the chicken (fish, pork, or goat) is cooked. The technique of jerking, has evolved over time from using pit fires to now using old oil barrel halves. These barrels are fired with charcoal, which enhances the spicy, smoky taste.
During this private tour, enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary. Drop-off back at your hotel at the conclusion of your tour.