Cici is Our Local Food Van Heroine
Barbados is a foodie’s paradise with many fine-dining restaurants dotted up and down the coast. But true Bajan cuisine has deep roots and is more likely to be found at local rum shops or out on the street. Here, hundreds of makeshift serveries regularly appear each evening and food vans take up position at the roadside each day, ready for the lunchtime queue of locals – and occasional tourists.
Just like any other visitor to Barbados we just love the variety of food on offer across the island. We love to eat out at the best restaurants but we also love to shop at the local markets and prepare our own meals from fresh local produce. We love to grab a quick lunchtime snack at a beach bar (one of favourites is Little Bristol Bar in Speightstown) but we also appreciate the convenience and value of food served from the back of a food van!
Until very recently, Cici was our local food van heroine – always parked next to the Rubis garage at the northern end of Mullins beach, she was available each lunchtime with a wide variety of local fare and an even wider smile. Freshly prepared dishes included turkey legs, grilled chicken and fresh fish, served with rice and peas, macaroni pie, sweet potato pie or scalloped potatoes. There was always be a little salad and some coleslaw on the side – not too much as this is filling and tasty rather than light and healthy fare.
But now, CiCi has opened her own small beachfront restaurant just 100 meters further north - just before you get to Bombas. She is still serving relatively simple fare but in a great spot just a short walk from many of our villas and apartments at Mullins.
Please do visit CiCi and give her your support as she starts her new venture at the Milestone Bar & Grill.