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Virgin Islands Eats: 13 Fantastic Food Trucks and a Food Truck Fete

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Virgin Islands Eats: 13 Fantastic Food Trucks and a Food Truck Fete - WhatToDo-VI (1)The Virgin Islands are a must visit for any self respecting foodie. If you’re visiting the islands, you’ll find endless opportunity to experience the culinary delights we have to offer. Once you’ve dined at the top local restaurants, the next thing on your agenda should be to check out some of our many fantastic food trucks.

Food trucks have been a mainstay in the Virgin Islands for years. Now the rest of the world is catching up to what we islanders know: food trucks are perfect for experiencing local, authentic cuisine without the steep restaurant prices. Many serve up the staple island cuisine: delicious pate, fried conch fritters, and johnnycakes, but like in any other major foodie capital, you can also find more international options.

St. Thomas Food Trucks

For excellent local cuisine that has people lining up, Curbside Cuisine should be your first stop. You can get it all here!

If fish is the dish you can’t get enough of, Hot on the Spot has all the local bites but specializes in fried fish. It’s the tastiest you’ll ever try.

Looking for the best pate on the island? The Carol and Paul food truck is the place to go. Wonderfully spiced beef, chicken, salt fish, or conch pate fried to perfection for a midday pick me up if you find yourself feeling peckish.

A favorite for St. Thomians is the Red Roti Bus, an old school bus that has been repurposed into a food truck with some of the best food on the island. You can pick up perfectly seasoned curried potatoes and massive rotis to suit everyone’s taste: beef, chicken, or vegetarian options. There’s a reason why it’s considered a can’t miss if you’re on St. Thomas – the food is absolutely amazing!

Speedy Redemption Vegan Raw Food Sandwich Deli has plenty of scrumptious choices for fresh, quality, meatless dishes. Although not a food truck in the strictest sense, that’s no reason not to stop by!

Looking for the best barbecue on the island? Check out Texas Pit BBQ. There’s almost always a line of people waiting to get their hands on a meat platter or smokey brisket. The chicken is moist, tender and packed with flavor.

Off the Grid is another favorite, serving up delicious barbecue and burgers, and hosts live music. They’re best known for their big, juicy burgers, but the pulled pork sandwich and burritos are outstanding with just the right amount of an Island twist.

Need a slightly different culinary vibe? The BGB food truck is the spot for authentic, flavorful Honduran food. They’ve elevated sandwich making to an art. Make sure to try their delectable vanilla flan – assuming there’s any left!

St. Croix Food Trucks

On St. Croix stop by the Joe Can Cook food truck, a Crucian favorite. It was even featured on the Travel Channel. This is island food at its best and a great place to pick up some succulent goat water. Also on St. Croix is Ruki’s Rotiwhere you can pick up a conch roti.

Corrine’s Food Service is well-loved for its mouthwatering vegetarian dishes. Corrine is a vegetarian herself, so she knows a thing or two about making phenomenal dishes without meat.

St. John Food Trucks

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If you make it over to St. John,Little Olive is the truck to visit for fresh Greek eats. Little Olive is a great stop for vegetarians and vegans looking for authentic food; most of the dishes are prepared from the owner’s family recipes. Mid-island on Centerline road, you’ll find Tony’s Kitchen featuring daily local specials.

Food Truck Fete

Not sure where to go first? You’re in luck. On St. Thomas, we host Food Truck Fetes where you can stop by and sample food from the best the island has to offer while enjoying live music and entertainment in the heart of beautiful downtown Charlotte Amalie. It’s a great way to live like a local for an evening. This event is a massively popular. Although the Fete started out small, it’s quickly growing with more vendors joining in to offer their tasty eats each time. It’s an unbeatable way to try some of the island’s top food offerings in a convenient, fun, and festive setting. You can end your night right with a fraco, our version of the snow cone, or stop by Mr. Yum, for the best gelato on the island.

The Virgin Islands are a rising culinary hotspot in the world. Thanks to our unique local flavor and the incredibly diverse cultural influences from around the globe, we’re able to offer our visitors a one-of-a-kind gourmet experience from the moment they wake up through well into the night. After a few Painkillers or Bushwackers, be sure to stop by one of our many phenomenal food trucks for a quick late night bite. You’ll thank yourself in the morning.

Where can you find these mobile eateries? It’s hard to map since many trucks moves from place to place. Keep your eyes open or contact St. Thomas Food Tours for current routes or locations.

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Virgin Islands Eats: 13 Fantastic Food Trucks and a Food Truck Fete - WhatToDo-VI (3)Aslin has lived or traveled all across North America but has somehow always come back to her roots. “I love to travel and I love different kinds of foods.” While stationed in Nebraska, she became a beer connoisseur and New Jersey introduced her to delicious Greek and Mediterranean foods. She fell in love with afternoon tea because of her yearly travels to British Colombia. The idea for a food tour on St. Thomas came from her experience on a food tour in Seattle.

St. Thomas is finally receiving recognition for its delicious and unique cuisine and Sauer’s goal is to highlight the island’s gastronomy. “The idea behind St. Thomas Food Tours came from my travels. I noticed other places offered food tours, and St. Thomas didn’t have one. I said why not? We have the history and we surely have the food. It’s the perfect recipe for a fantastic food tour.” St. Thomas Food Tours

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What is the national food of the Virgin Islands? ›

Fish & Fungi

The unofficial national dish of the USVI, fish and fungi, is similar to polenta but with a Caribbean twist. The dish includes a whole, seasoned, and fried fish covered in sweet onion gravy and fungi (pronounced fun-ji), which isn't a mushroom but okra mixed with water and cornmeal and cooked into a mash.

What are the four US Virgin Islands? ›

The USVI consist of 4 larger islands: St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island, and some 50 smaller islets and cays.

Are groceries expensive in the U.S. Virgin Islands? ›

Any place such as Bermuda, Hawaii, or the USVI has high grocery prices due to the cost of importing much of the island's food.

What food is St. Croix known for? ›

The Caribbean cuisine also takes advantage of the great local seafood such as conch, wahoo, mahi mahi, kingfish, 'pot fish' (or small reef fish), and lobster. Some of the more well-known Caribbean dishes you will find here on St. Croix are saltfish, conch in butter sauce, kallaloo, and fried kingfish steaks.

What liquor are Virgin Islands known for? ›

Cruzan Confusion: This popular US Virgin Islands drink uses the famous Cruzan Rum, which is made on the islands. Start your day touring the Cruzan Rum Distillery in St. Croix, and then as the sun sets order a Cruzan Confusion at your favorite beach bar.

What fruit is native to St. Thomas? ›

The Virgin Islands are home to a variety of tropical fruits. Coconuts are probably the first one that comes to mind for many of our visitors. Other common fruits are mango, papaya, guava and passion fruit. Some that may be new to you and worth trying are genip, soursop, sugar apple, figs, tamarind and sea grapes.

What drink is St. Thomas famous for? ›

The Bushwacker is a co*cktail invented in 1975 at the Ship's Store, Sapphire Pub at Sapphire Village in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. It is similar to a creamy, chocolate piña colada.

What is the best eating fish in the USVI? ›

Fresh Caribbean seafood is one of the best things to eat in the Virgin Islands thanks to its abundance. Sample grilled or fried tuna, wahoo, snapper, mahi mahi, grouper, and other local catches as well as spiny lobster and conch.

What is the safest US Virgin Island? ›

The safest of the U.S. Virgin Islands according to crime statistics is St. John. However, this doesn't mean you shouldn't visit other islands in the USVI. For example, Red Hook, Lindqvist Beach, Hull Bay, and Magen's Bay are all considered to be very safe on St.

Which US Virgin Island is the cheapest? ›

What is the cheapest Virgin Island to stay at? If you're looking to save on your trip, you may want to consider the cheapest virgin island to stay at. St. Thomas is your best bet if you're looking for savings.

What is the Virgin Islands best known for? ›

Nearly 100 islands and cays make up the Virgin Islands, and each boasts its own unique charm and appeal. These Caribbean island hideaways are world-renowned for their water sports, shipwreck dives and underwater adventures, surf-worthy waves, and perfect beaches.

Where do celebrities go in the Virgin Islands? ›

Croix — The Caribbean Island Where Celebrities Go…and You Can Too! The island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands is a quick escape for those looking for beach, sun, and anonymity.

What are the 3 main Virgin Islands? ›

The U.S. Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas and 50 other surrounding minor islands and cays. The total land area of the territory is 133.73 square miles (346.36 km2).

What is the least popular Virgin island? ›

Although it's the largest of the three islands, St. Croix sees the fewest tourists, making it a great destination if you want a less commercialized Caribbean experience.


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