Where to Fulfill Your Cuisine Cravings on St. Croix

CollageWhen you move from the U.S. mainland to St. Croix, you may find yourself with some unusual food cravings.  Yes, seeing commercials for Taco Bell and other national chains can make even the best of us forget their actual food looks nothing like the ads.  Here are some gems on-island to fulfill the cravings for almost any cuisine:

American

Craving comfort food?  Try Rowdy Joe’s North Shore Eatery for a small menu of things they make incredibly well, like pepper jack macaroni and cheese.

If your heart is set on steak, El Sol is your best bet.

For a great burger, try Tavern 1844 in Christiansted.

If you’re looking for outstanding chicken, La Reine Chicken Shack.

Need a good slice of New York-style pizza?  Hit up Napoleon’s in Frederiksted or Peter’s Rest across from Cost-U-Less.

Another surprising place to find amazing food is Ziggy’s Island Market and gas station on the east end.

Cajun

Try Blue Moon in Frederiksted.  Save room for dessert!

Italian

Check out Cultured Pelican at Coakley Bay condos on the island’s east end.

Japanese

Try Dashi in Christiansted for sushi and more.  The cocktails are reason enough to return!

Mexican

Try Maria’s Cantina in Gallows Bay.  Island residents flock to her $2 Taco Tuesdays.

Seafood

Not surprising that many St. Croix restaurants have incredible seafood right off the boat.  Don’t miss Duggan’s Reef for fresh Caribbean lobster; seafood specials at eat @ cane bay and Blue Water Terrace.

Spanish

Go to Salud Bistro west of Christiansted and order the paella (usually the special on Tuesdays, along with 2-for-1 bottle of wine night).  The eclectic menu has delicious international flavors.

Thai

Eat at Galangal in Christiansted.  From basic pad thai to more intricate recipes, you can be sure you’re getting authentic spices and the freshest ingredients.

Chris Hanley was the top broker on-island in 2014 and is the authority on Virgin Islands real estate.  Contact him and download our free guide, the 10 Best Reasons for Living on St. Croix.