New Providence has no shortage of culinary gems, but thanks to a growing food truck and pop-up restaurant scene, many chefs are taking their skills on the road. A few short years ago, Bahamian food lovers would have to seek out unique and experimental cuisine at events like the annual International Cultural Festival, Jollification, or Paradise Plates, to enjoy delicious bites that ventured outside of the norm. But, there has been a noticeable uptick in cleverly branded mobile eateries, serving up cuisine from around the Caribbean, and the world.
CARMICHAEL ROAD has transformed from a mostly residential neighborhood, to a bustling commercial area that has been very welcoming to mobile food vendors. Frequently spotted eateries include Conch ‘n’ Cone (which features tender cracked conch, shrimp, and chicken, tossed in a wide range of sauces and served in a waffle cone or atop crispy French fries); the New Duff (Bahamian guava duff with a twist and savory dumplings); Corn Diggity Dog (corn dogs with non-traditional fillings and sauces) as well as the Waffle Zone (Hong Kong inspired bubble waffles topped with sweet fillings). These are just a few of the many, ever-rotating, food trucks that line the streets of Carmichael Road. For visitors looking for a bit of adventure or to travel off the beaten path, this is a great place to find a unique meal.
SAUNDERS BEACH and its surrounding areas have also seen an uptick in vibrant food stalls and food tents. This oceanfront stretch is not only close to Arawak Cay (aka “The Fry”) which has a wide range of restaurants, bars, and grill spots, but the area often attracts favorites like the Batter Girls (savory fritters and fried seafood) and POW! Waffles (fluffy flavored waffles, wings, seafood and delicious sauces). POW! is also, arguably, one of the leaders in the Nassau food truck scene and helped to stimulate the mobile trend.
The NASSAU NIGHT MARKET is a newer addition to the pop-up food circle, and was inspired by Seoul’s Myeongdong Night Market. Each Saturday, starting at 2 p.m., the Market Slope along Bay Street is transformed with stalls that serve traditional Japanese street food (Out The Box 242), bubble tea with a Bahamian twist (Black Pearl Bubble Tea), and a number of other revolving international street foods. The event lasts until 10 p.m., and entry is free.
There are also a number of POP-UPS scattered around the island. A few others worth the visit include the Bahama Bar B King food truck, which offers a rotating menu of grilled seafood, loaded fries, burgers, and hotdogs with a gourmet twist. Vegan Solutions is also a great option for those looking for a meat-free treat, and they can often be found on Marshall Road.
HOW TO FIND THESE FOOD TRUCK GEMS?
All of the above food truck stops can be found on Instagram. Be sure to check out their weekly schedules to find out where they will be stationed next.
Most of their locations can easily be found using Google Maps.
Conch ‘n’ Cone - @conchccone
Corn Diggity Dog - @corndiggitydogsbhs
The Waffle Zone - @thewafflezone
The New Duff - @thenewduff
Batter Girls - @thebattergirls
Nassau Night Market - @nassaunightmarket
Out The Box 242 - @outthebox242
Black Pearl Bubble Tea - @blackpearl
POW! - @powbrunch
Bahama Bar B King - @bahamasbarbking
Vegan Solutions - @vegan_solutions
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