I remember the days when I would write a Friday’s Featured Food every single week on this blog! Those were the glory days. At the time, I compiled a list of over 1000 different Friday’s Featured Food posts that could be written. The truth is, I will never get them all written and the list just gets longer and longer! Sporadically I will try and whack a few up. Today, we are off to Saint Lucia in the Caribbean and my favourite food experience there.
On a tour of the nearby area – Rodney Bay, Gros Islet and the football / cricket stadium (which was a bit further inland), I stopped for lunch at a cool area with a load of outdoor food huts! It was called Food Village. Sadly this was during a very strict COVID lockdown procedure and therefore many of the joints were not open. There were hardly any customers. You can see some of the Food Village here, but I chose to lunch at the quirky Wrap City!
As only a few of the food court restaurants/outlets were open, I smelt the waft from the orange and white hut at Wrap City and up I went to order.
I chose a very simple option – chicken spiced wrap and chips. It was 23 Eastern Caribbean Dollars, which is about £6.50 – not cheap but hey this is the Caribbean! Spicy food is all the rage in the Caribbean and I definitely loved that region for the spice.
I was with my driver, Christopher Lionel a local tour guide and taxi driver. Chris stuck to a soft drink. I went for the alcoholic drink, Rude Boy which is like an alcopop and comes from Trinidad and Tobago. The only reason I chose that was because they had no local beer here at Wrap City! They only had Heineken and Guinness! Although I have to say that the local beer from Saint Lucia, Piton was excellent and I had it a few times in bars there, but this place didn’t have Pitons.
The bar was a separate hut from the food ordering and kitchen part. Here’s the bar and the only other customer that was there with us that time.
My food arrived and it was tasty!! The chicken was spicy and well cooked and I just loved the spicy sauce on the chips!
After that, it was time for a visit to two beaches – at Gros Islet and Rodney Bay and a beer before heading back to the capital city, Castries, where I was sleeping at the Harbor Vista Inn.
Here are some videos from my time in Gros Islet and Rodney Bay: