Location of Anguilla
Location of Anguilla

Anguillian cuisine is the cuisine of Anguilla, a British overseas territory in the Caribbean, one of the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. The cuisine is influenced by native Caribbean, African, Spanish, French and English cuisines.[1]



Seafood is abundant, and includes prawns, shrimp, crab, spiny lobster, conch, mahi-mahi, red snapper, marlin and grouper.[1] Salt cod is a staple food eaten by itself and used in stews, casseroles and soups.[1]


Livestock is limited due to the small size of the island, and people there utilize poultry, pork, goat and mutton, along with imported beef.[1] Goat is the most commonly eaten meat, and is utilized in a variety of dishes.[1] A significant amount of the island's produce is imported due to limited land suitable for agriculture production; much of the soil is sandy and infertile.[1]

Fruits, vegetables and starches

Among the agriculture produced in Anguilla includes tomatoes, peppers, limes and other citrus fruits, onion, garlic, squash, pigeon peas and callalloo, a leaf green native to Africa.[1] Starch staple foods include imported rice and other foods that are locally grown or imported, including yams,[2] sweet potatoes[2] and breadfruit.[1] Potatoes are also consumed, although less frequently than other starches.[1] Flour and cornmeal are also starches used in Anguillian cuisine.[1]

Common foods and dishes



See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Robinson, Peg. "Foods That Are Important in Anguilla." USA Today Travel. Accessed July 2011.
  2. ^ a b Higgins, Michelle. (January 28, 2007). "For Foodies: Anguilla." The New York Times - Travel. Accessed July 2011.
  3. ^ "Gastronomical Delight." Anguilla-guide.info. Accessed July 2011.