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Holiday Dining Made Easy!
Part 1


It’s almost officially the start of the holiday season! While The Bahamas never really gets “wintry”, there will soon be an ever so slight chill in the air, rake & scrape holiday carols will start playing on local radio stations, and Christmas decorations will soon adorn islands around the country. 

FUN FACT: The coldest recorded temperature in The Bahamas was about 40 degrees, and this occurred in the 1970s.

Thanksgiving is not an official Bahamian holiday. But, many chefs, restaurants and at-home cooks throughout the country have embraced the sentiment of the day, by showing gratitude, hosting community outreach efforts, and indulging in the culinary elements associated with the day of thanks. A large number of restaurants feature Thanksgiving themed menus, but since it is not a national holiday, businesses and shops are open for normal business hours.

Christmas, on the other hand, is a very important holiday throughout the entire Bahamas. Much like the rest of the world, Bahamians celebrate with family and loved ones, around a large feast. Most businesses and stores are also closed on December 25th and December 26th (Boxing Day) in recognition of the holiday.

A typical Bahamian Christmas dinner often includes a family style spread of oven roasted turkey, brown sugar and mustard glazed ham, a wide range of fresh caught seafood, peas and rice, baked macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, stuffing, and crab salad, just to name a few popular menu selections.

If you are looking for the perfect holiday feast option, below are just a few examples of where to look. 


Heading to a resort or hotel is the pretty obvious option for sharing a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal with friends & loved ones. But, reservations are highly recommended due to spots filling up pretty quickly. Below is the contact information for a number of resorts & hotel options in New Providence so that you can make your holiday plans ahead of time. 

Baha Mar: 




Margaritaville Resort:  


Island House: 




Dune at Ocean Club: 



Looking for a cozy holiday lunch or dinner without heading out? Then consider these three meal delivery options. 

Events By Alexandra - Holiday Catered Meals 

Chef Alexandra Maillis-Lynch is a well known culinary powerhouse in the Bahamian food scene. And, each holiday season she features unique themed menus, inclusive of delivery, with an international flair. 

How To Order

Each catered box includes generous portions for two, and costs $150 plus VAT. Alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage selections are available for an additional $10 each. Weekly & holiday menus are posted on the Event by Alexandra social media pages and orders can be placed by email or telephone. 

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/eventsbyalexandra/

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/eventsbyalexandra242/

EMAIL: alexandra@eventsbyalexandra.com

TELEPHONE: (242) 557-3557

Meal Delivery Apps

Kraven, ‘Go Fa Dis’, and Bahama Eats are all local meal delivery options that allow diners to choose from a wide range of restaurants in New Providence (think UberEats, GrubHub etc.). For persons looking for a traditional Bahamian meal, delivered to them during the holidays, these services offer easy access.

The Kraven, ‘Go Fa Dis’ and Bahama Eats apps are all available for Android and iPhone users via their respective app stores. 

Showman eBistro - Meal Kits

The Showman eBistro curated meal kit was launched in early 2020 by Chef Romero Dorsette and his culinary team. Each eBistro box includes all of the ingredients, sauces, and menu components needed to complete a week’s worth of dinners for a family of four/five - a perfect option for those looking to create a home cooked meal without having to plan or source ingredients.  

The eBistro not only utilizes locally grown produce, whenever possible, but all of the sauces, dressings, doughs and pre-made components for their internationally inspired boxes are made fresh, by their team of Bahamian chefs. They will be offering special holiday themed boxes this Thanksgiving and Christmas, and they welcome persons looking for a more customized menu experience to contact them directly. 

How To Order

Each Showman eBistro Thanksgiving & Christmas meal kit is $150 and can be delivered in New Providence via the Kraven, Bahama Eats & Go Fa Dis meal delivery services. Complete menus are posted on the Showman eBistro social media pages and their website.

WEBSITE: https://showmanebistro.com/

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/showmanebistro

WEBSITE: https://showmanebistro.com/


Be on the lookout for several restaurants that are perfect for holiday dining options.