While Nicole is giving us her updates from Sweden I thought I was going to take a break from posting on the blog but it’s been a couple weeks and I’ve been itching to write so I figured I would give you guys some tips and tricks on how to make the best out of your cruise experience. I have done a couple cruises with friends, family, and girlfriends. A cruise is one of those experiences where it is hard not to simply be a tourist. Your destinations are always pre-planned for you and you don’t have much time to explore the port city where your ship stops to refuel. But over the years I have found a few hidden gems that are not filled with college-aged spring breakers just looking for a cheap drink . This week I’m outlining the best places to grub in Nassau in the Bahamas. So get your taste buds ready for some of the best street food and high class cuisine the Bahamas had to offer.
You can’t talk about Nassau without talking about Senor Frog’s this is actually a huge tourist destination but sometimes it’s alright to just simply be a tourist. This is where we had to most fun meeting and drinking with some of our fellow cruise patrons. The food is solid and fairly priced, they serve a little bit of everything from burritos to pasta. It’s not fine dining but it’s good bar food.
If you are in the mood for some authentic Bahamian food then head on over to Charlie’s Place. Charlie’s serves up fresh seafood including stew fish and conch. There are also some choices for the more adventurous eater such as sheep-tongue souse and pig feet. Everything is served with grits and some truly divine johnny cakes. Moderately priced and always busy I suggest getting their early.
This is a specific restaurant obviously but when you are in Nassau do not make the mistake of missing out on some of the best street food in the world. Whether it it is a cup of stew fish or bowl of breaded chicken and rice you need to grab a bite from these vendors. While most people will run off to “americanized” restaurants you’ll want to eat the food that the locals eat.