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Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Nassau is complete without tasting the traditional Nassau food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Nassau to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.




Main courses


  • Bahamian Carrot Cake: grated carrots mixed with batter and may contain nuts, raisins, pineapple, or coconut.
  • Baked Banana Custard: bread crumbs, milk, lime, bananas, eggs, sugar.
  • Bread Pudding: bread-based dessert, made with eggs, sugar or golden syrup and spices.
  • Coconut Bars: dessert made with coconut, butter, brown sugar and vanilla.
  • Coconut Pudding: grated coconuts, brown sugar, milk, rated lemon rind, butter, eggs and vanilla.
  • Coconut Macaroons: light, baked confection, described as either small cakes or meringue-like cookies.
  • Guava Duff: mixed together sugar, butter, egg yokes, flour, baking powder and vanilla.
  • Mango Pie: sliced mangos placed on the pie shell and sprinkled with sugar.
  • Pineapple Tart: small, bite-size pastries filled with or topped with pineapple jam.
  • Rum Balls: truffle-like confection, being sweet, dense balls flavoured with chocolate and rum.
  • Sweet Potato Soufflé: dessert made with mashed sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, salt, butter, milk and vanilla.

Fast food

Street food

Drinks (Non-alcoholic)

Drinks (Alcoholic)

  • Bahama Mama: dark and coconut rums, coffee liqueur, grenadine, lemon juice and pineapple or orange juice.
  • Daiquiri: rum, lime juice, and sugar or other sweetener.
  • Kalik: a beer brand from the Bahamas.
  • Nassau Royale: typically Bahamian liqueur.
  • Planter's Punch: combination of rum, lemon juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, orange juice, grenadine, soda water, curaçao.
  • Sands: a well known local beer produced by Bahamian Brewery.

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