Jamaican culinary excellence has been cemented with the country being crowned as Culinary Champion of the Caribbean.
In fact, Jamaica has copped two prestigious World Culinary Awards at the recently held 2023 World Culinary Awards at Atlantis The Royal in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Achieving global recognition of the rich and diverse origins of Jamaican cuisine, Jamaica has received the prestigious World Culinary Awards’ Top Caribbean Culinary Destination, while the gastronomic scene of Montego Bay has earned the coveted title of Caribbean’s Best Culinary City Destination.
Testament to the vast range of gold standard eateries on the island, Summerhouse at Harmony Hall, and Oleander at Sandals Montego Bay won Best Restaurant and Best Hotel Restaurant of the year in Jamaica, respectively. Jamaica boasts the World’s Best All-Inclusive Culinary Resort 2023 with Sandals Dunn’s River securing the top spot.
Jamaica’s award-winning array of restaurants and dishes are set to satisfy every hungry traveller’s craving. The cultural fusion that defines Jamaican cuisine can be seen through its African influences, in the use of spices, herbs, and the beloved fruit, ackee.
These influences have shaped Jamaica’s unique blend of flavours, and cooking techniques, into a distinct vibrant and diverse culinary heritage celebrated all over the world. In celebration of Jamaica earning the coveted Caribbean top spot, Visit Jamaica rounds up the island’s most popular national dishes and where to find them.