While you are on Caye Caulker there are a few foods you must not miss out on. The fresh fish was just amazing, we loved eating jerk chicken and conch curry, plantain was wonderful, and a morning without fry jacks would have been a crime!
Here is a quick guide to eating in Caye Caulker.
Breakfast: at least once while you are on the island you have to try the local breakfast delicacy, Fry Jacks. These are made from a dough that is filled with any combination of ham, chicken, eggs, beans, and cheese, deep fried. They are amazing!
The best place in town to buy fry jacks is Errolyns House of Fry Jacks on Middle street. Errolyn’s opens from 6am til 2pm.
It’s always full of locals, as well as tourists in the know, lining up to get breakfast to go. Fry Jacks cost between $2 and $5 BZN, so between $1 and $2.50 US.
Lunch: sit out on the covered patio at Rainbow Bar and Grill and enjoy ocean breezes and staggeringly gorgeous ocean views while you enjoy a local rum punch and any of their fish dishes.
I had fresh snapper cooked in a ginger sauce, and it was fantastic.
One of the highlights of our trip to Caye Caulker was taking a day trip to Goff’s Caye with a local company called Anda de Wata.
Our boat crew cooked us an absolute feast on the beach, rice, vegetables, plantain, and fish. It was my favorite meal while we were away.
Dinner: you cannot beat the food at Wish Willy.
We ate there several times, and each time was fantastic. Maurice cooks fish and chicken and veges outside on the grill, and you eat under the trees. Wish Willy oozes island ambience, has really great food and a really cool chef. (Who was also our landlord while we were on the island!)