Food Festivals / Wine & Spirits Event

13 Foodie Events in Trinidad & Tobago: September 2012

With school starting and work schedules resuming, September is a light month for foodie events in Trinidad and Tobago.  No worries though because one of the biggest foodie events is this month – the 2012 Angostura Rum Festival on September 14th-16th!  (Also, mark next month’s calendar for the 2012 Tobago Blue Food Festival on October 14th.) Saturday, September 29, 9:30am – 3:30pm, GOURMET MARKET … Continue reading

15 Top-Notch Foodie Events in Trinidad & Tobago: AUGUST 2012
Food & Wine Events in Trinidad & Tobago / Food Festivals / Wine & Spirits Event

15 Top-Notch Foodie Events in Trinidad & Tobago: AUGUST 2012

Looking for foodie fun this month?  August’s foodie itinerary ranges from four cooking and baking classes to two major cooking competitions, the TriniFood Makeover Competition at the Queens Park Savannah and the Curry Duck Cook-Off in San Fernando.  Don’t forget that August 25th is Angostura’s Rumland, the tastiest all-inclusive in Trinidad & Tobago, so get your tickets … Continue reading

Flavours World Chutney & Sauces (Trinidad)
Food Makers

Flavours World Chutney & Sauces (Trinidad)

Thanks to local chef Ian Rooks, home cooks throughout Trinidad can experience a taste of Italy, India and the Caribbean via his Flavours World sauces and chutneys. Rooks has used his international culinary expertise to handcraft gourmet sauces with exciting flavours like the Caponata Siciliana, Vindaloo Paste, Ginger Pepper Sauce, Chadon Beni Pepper Jelly, Green Tomato … Continue reading

Food Makers / Gluten Free Menu Options / Vegetarian/Vegan Options

CRATE FOODS (Trinidad)

Launched by two trained chefs, CRATE FOODS makes divine dressings, chutneys and sauces from mostly local ingredients. We were lucky enough to sample their products at the February 2012 UpMarket — Sweet n’ Spicy BBQ Sauce; Balsamic Dressing; Roasted Garlic & Papaya Pepper Sauce; a flavourful Green Season-All (it’s like a gourmet green seasoning); Shadon Beni Pepper Sauce; and … Continue reading

Special Event

UpMarket (Trinidad): Saturday, Dec.10

There are less than 20 days until Christmas! Thankfully, Trinidad has one more UpMarket for 2011 on Saturday, December 10th from 9:30am to 2:30pm at the Woodbrook Youth Facility (directions are below). UpMarket is the ideal spot for holiday shopping with unique handmade jewelry, art and crafts, and the market’s foodie gifts are sure to delight your … Continue reading

Farmer's Markets / Special Event / Woodbrook

UpMarket (Trinidad): Saturday, Nov.12, 2011

Jingle bells, jingle bells, we’re counting down the days ’til Christmas! Never fear for UpMarket is back on Saturday, November 12, 2011 (9:30am-2:30pm) at the Woodbrook Youth Facility, and it’s the perfect opportunity for one-stop gift shopping. As always, this UpMarket will feature fantastic local art, jewelry, crafts and tasty FOOD from Trinidad’s best food retailers and … Continue reading

Caterers / Tobago

Kerry’s Nice & Sweet Treats (Tobago)

KERRY’S NICE & SWEET TREATS is a catering service offering delectable hors d’oeuvres, desserts and treats, as well as a special menu of curried seafood & pumpkin dumplings. The hors d’oeuvre menu includes beef, cheese and potato pastries; puffs; croissants; mini spring rolls; jerk, garlic and buffalo wings; mini pizzas and samosas. Meanwhile, Kerry’s dessert items … Continue reading

Food Makers


COCOBEL CHOCOLATES are handcrafted by Isabel Brash, a self-taught local chocolate maker and chocolatier.  (Check out our pictures of Cocobel Chocolates and other chocolatiers from the region at the 2012 Caribbean Fine Cocoa Forum.) The sweet part is that COCOBEL starts (and luckily ends) right here in Trinidad.  Trinitario cacao beans are sourced from a local cocoa estate … Continue reading

Bakery/Pastries / Food Makers / Maraval


LA BOULANGÈRE ARTISANN produces hand-crafted bread using centuries-old techniques. The bread is made by Lisa Ann Williams, a local artisan baker who trained at the French Culinary Institute. La Boulangère’s daily bread menu offers Foccacia; Ciabatta; Pain de Mie; Baguettes; Brioche; Challah – Olive, Flax & Sesame.  Select breads are available in spelt and whole wheat. … Continue reading

Food Makers / Ice Cream/Gelato/Sorbet / San Fernando


The DREAMY CREAMY ICE CREAM COMPANY is a local family-owned company in Trinidad churning out fanatic ice cream with local seasonal ingredients. DREAMY CREAMY flavours range from the ice cream standards – chocolate, vanilla and cookies & cream – to tropical treats that celebrate Trinidad’s fruits like ginger coconut, barbadine, soursop and guava coconut. Newly added … Continue reading

BLOOM’S IMPORTS (Diego Martin & Port of Spain, Trinidad)
Diego Martin / Gourmet Grocers / Meat Shops

BLOOM’S IMPORTS (Diego Martin & Port of Spain, Trinidad)

BLOOM’S IMPORTS started as an online retailer of imported meats, cheeses and specialty foods, but now has two retail stores in Diego Martin and downtown Port of Spain. Bloom’s products are also available Bottlestop in Maraval. Bloom’s stocks a wide variety of meats and poultry including organic hormone-free chickens, hangar steaks, skirt steaks, lamb products (local and … Continue reading

Delivery Service (Limited) / Food Makers

DEL MANO (Trinidad)

DEL MANO is a local artisan food producer selling “handmade, homegrown, organic” pestos and chutneys featuring several local vegetables and herbs as star ingredients. Check out our interview with the man behind the pesto – Stefan Grosberg. Del Mano’s delicious pesto lineup includes Shadon Beni; Basil; Roasted Melongene; Tarragon Parsley; Watercress Feta; and Sweet Pepper Pesto.  (Check … Continue reading