National food of Turks and Caicos


Typical food you will find on the islands is seafood, lobster and conch with peas ’n’ rice as well as a variety of continental dishes. Good quality meals can be found in nearly all restaurants and bars with a moderate to expensive price tag attached.


All food except seafood is imported from Miami hence why the expensive prices. Most restaurants charge a 10% gratuity or expect a 15% tip. Alcohol is widely available on the islands with a wide selection of imported beer, wines and spirits on offer.

National specialities include: Hominy (peas, grits and fish or pig’s tail); conch salad; and lobster and fish.

National drinks include: Turk’s Head beer and rum-based punch and cocktails.

The drinking age for the Turks and Caicos Islands is 18.