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Food Tasting Tour of Local Jamaican Cuisine

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Montego Bay, Caribbean
 Food Tasting Tour of Local Jamaican Cuisine

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore Montego Bay through its cuisine on this private Jamaican food-tasting tour. With a guide, taste local dishes such as brown stew fish, curry goat, and, of course, jerk chicken. Plus, stop at a fruit stand to sample fresh mangoes, coconuts, and more. Enjoy transportation by private vehicle.
  • Private Jamaican food tour from Montego Bay
  • Get a taste of Jamaica as you try dishes like jerk chicken, curry goat, or beef patties
  • Enjoy fresh fruit from a side-of-the-road stand
  • Learn about authentic Jamaican cuisine from a private guide
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Professional driver/guide
Drinks
Food tasting at each stop
Souvenirs
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup from all resorts and Airbnbs

Ports

  • Montego Bay Port
  • Falmouth Port


Departure Time

10:00 AM
After hotel pickup, your Montego Bay food tour starts as you meet your guide set off on your culinary adventure around the area, learning about authentic Jamaican food made within local communities.

You might try jerk chicken, one of the most common dishes eaten in Jamaica, with jerk stands found along the sides of roads. Learn about the term 'jerk' and how it refers to both the way the chicken (or pork, fish, or goat) is grilled and the seasoning itself. Jerking has changed over the years from pit fires to cooking over barrels filled with charcoal.

Other dishes you may try include grilled fresh fish; fruit from one of the many stands on the side of the road selling bananas, pineapples, mangoes, watermelon, coconut, or sugarcane; a quick meal known as a Jamaican patty, a flaky pastry with different fillings, most commonly seasoned ground beef, known as a beef patty (other fillings might include shrimp, veggies, lobster, or cheese); and coco bread, which is made with a hint of coconut and is a bit starchy and sweet, often paired with a patty.

When your tour is over, you are returned to your pickup location.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Scotchies
World famous Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Your Jamaican Tour Guide

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Food Tasting Tour of Local Jamaican Cuisine?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Food Tasting Tour of Local Jamaican Cuisine.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Food Tasting Tour of Local Jamaican Cuisine?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Food Tasting Tour of Local Jamaican Cuisine.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Food Tasting Tour of Local Jamaican Cuisine?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Food Tasting Tour of Local Jamaican Cuisine.

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Wherever there is shopping, there’s food
Shaunte_F
, Sep 2021
Tour guide was nice, but waste of money. Didn’t give too many options on where to go, or maybe he didn’t know.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your Taste Tour. A taste tour is for you to learn about our culture through food. With this in mind, on a taste tour, you will have the opportunity to try food that you are probably not used to, which is exactly our intention! The goal is to eat as the locals eat, and support the local shops that are not part of the traditional "tourist" stops. The food presented on the tour is based around the most popular and common food among the locals. For example, jerk chicken, jerk pork, brown stew chicken, ackee, yam, dumpling, plantain, curry goat, patties, coco bread, Rastafarian cuisine, vegan cuisine as well as various fruits that are available. Regarding "wherever there is shopping, there's food" is true, but you will notice the menu is pretty much always the same if you are looking to eat "local cuisine". We've been doing this tour for many years and we have specific locations that we visit to ensure as much variety as possible. We try our best to accommodate requests but we realize this tour is not for everyone. The tour is for those that want to experience the local cuisine with an open mind, empty stomach, and love for supporting the local community. In fact, here is one of our favorite reviews of this specific tour..." this tour fed not just the body, but the soul". Many blessings Alrick & Team
star-5
A must do!!!!
Chiquita_A
, Feb 2020
We loved our tour and our guide. This is a must do when in Jamaica. It was the highlight of our trip🤗😄
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your Jamaican Food Tasting Tour! Looking forward to your return visit. Many blessings, Alrick & Team

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