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Worthing Square Garden is the greatest food hall in the Caribbean.

The Caribbean’s Greatest Food Hall Is in Barbados 

By: Alexander Britell - October 27, 2023

Bake ’n shark, sailfish, roti, jerk, doubles, fresh pasta, tres leches. 

It’s a symphony of flavors, tastes and cuisines, all set a short stroll from the beach. 

This is the Worthing Square Food Garden in Barbados, and it’s the Caribbean’s greatest food hall. 

The Garden is home to almost two dozen eateries, all either food trucks or cleverly-designed containers with kitchens, all perched in a lot on the increasingly hip southern coast of Barbados (dubbed the new “capital of cool”), and has become one of the most unique culinary experiences in the wider region. 

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Depending on the time of day, you can access just about every single truck for lunch and dinner, taking a journey cross both pan-Caribbean and International gastronomy. 

On the weekends, things liven up even more, with regular Iive music and DJ sets, turning this collection of food outlets into a full-fledged block party. 

The diversity of cuisines is remarkable.

And yes, there is even a Mount Gay rum bar to accompany your cravings. 

mount gay
A Mount Gay XO goes rather well with any of the choices.

The diversity is matched by quality, whether you’re sampling authentic Trinidadian bake ’n shark (or bake n’ sailfish), chowing on Japanese bento boxes or trying the Meal Machine’s now-famous jerk fish sandwich. 

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A bake ‘n saltfish that rivals any at Maracas Beach.

It’s another example of Barbados’ growing import as a culinary destination — and not just as a home for fine-dining eateries, but as an island that puts its local flavors in the spotlight, whether you’re there for the Food and Rum Festival or checking off your bucket list with a Friday night at the Oistins Fish Fry. 

Now there’s another essential stop: a world-class outdoor food hall that has no real analog anywhere else in the Caribbean.

For more, visit the Worthing Square Food Garden

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