Many people travel to see new places, experience different cultures and to try new foods. Belize, is a destination not only with stunning natural beauty, but unique and delicious cuisine not to be missed. Having a mix of cultures, brings a rare and exotic flair to Belizean Cuisine.
One of the best ways to experience the culture of a destination is through its food.
Here are some top culinary travel experience not to miss when in Belize!
Walking Food Tour in San Pedro
In Ambergris Caye, you can get a taste for Belize with Belize Food Tours. This tour is great to experience the mix of cultures Belize has. You make your way around the island by foot stopping at various local shops, restaurants and stalls, all offering a dish unique to Belize. You can do a lunch or dinner tour with around 8 Stops and 10 Tastings. As you venture off the beaten path, your guide takes you to some the locals favourite spots. Mayan Tacos, to Creole rice and beans, Mestizo soup can all be tried, ending your tour on a sweet note with some Belizean chocolate. Visit Belize Food Tours to find out more.
The San Ignacio Market
The San Ignacio market, on the banks of the Macal River, is one of the most popular and vibrant markets in the country. The most popular day to visit the market is on a Saturday. Vendors countrywide come to sell their produce, while visitors come to purchase fresh products and take advantage of a good deal. Fresh vegetables, fruit, grains, spices, plants, locally produced wine, craft souvenirs, …. You name it you can possibly find it there. This outdoor market paints a vibrant and colorful cultural scene. While making your way around the different stalls, be sure to try the fruit, drinks and dishes all being made with what is in season!
Chocolate Making in Belize
Belize cacao production has been in existence for many years, going back to the times of the Maya civilization in Belize. The Mayans valued cacao, locally farming and producing for trade as well as frequently using it as an ingredient in cooking. Today, chocolate tours allow you to make chocolate the authentic way the Mayans did using a traditional grinding stone. When on a chocolate making tour you will learn to make chocolate from bean to bar. Let’s not forget the best part of the tour is that you will get to indulge in the chocolate treats made.
The Chocolate Making tour is available at different locations around Belize. You can book a tour with any of the following:
Copal Tree Lodge, in the Toledo District
Mahogany Chocolate, located in Toledo District with a shop on Ambergris Caye
Taste Belize with Che’iel Chocolate Company, located North of Placencia.