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A Must-Visit Food Truck in St Martin

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - March 5, 2015

Above: the BM Snack food truck in St Martin (All photos by CJ)

By Alexander Britell

ST MARTIN — It’s the doughy, crunchy, spicy wonder: the bokit, the famous street sandwich of the islands of Guadeloupe.

But thanks to a pair of culinary entrepeneurs, you can now find it in St Martin.

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Just past the roundabout between Anse Marcel and Orient Beach is the BM Snack food truck.

It’s operated by husband and wife Marta and Mannix; Marta, a native of St Martin, is the chef, Mannix, a native of the outskirts of Pointe-a-Pitre, is the fan of the bokit.

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They work each day here together, behind the counter, smiling their way through dozens of bokits, sandwiches and assorted French Caribbean lunchtime fare.

The main event, though, is a freshly-fried, classic bokit, filled with whatever your heart desires: morue, jambon, or the like, best with mayonnaise or a piquante sauce.

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It’s been open for almost two years now, a tiny taste of Guadeloupe in the heart of St Martin.

And it’s certainly worth the trip.

— CJ

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