Tru Bahamian Food Tours

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February 11, 2020
Carole Jones
Our Tru Bahamian Food Tours review! Last week, our family of 9 returned from a week on the gorgeous Carnival Sunshine and I am already looking to book our next family cruise.  Yes, we admit to being cruise junkies but you would be too if you had to endure our brutally long Minnesota winters.  There is nothing better than escaping to the Caribbean blue for a week in the dead of winter.  Our cruise also coincided with the hideous “Polar Vortex” overtaking Minnesota as well, so double bonus for the Jones family!!!
Tru Bahamian Food Tours Nassau
Our one struggle when cruising with our large family is trying to find new and exciting activities for the days were are in port.  As you can see, we are quite the group, with quite the range of ages and interests.  It is hard to find something to do together as a family that will keep everyone happy!  I spend many, many hours researching where to go, what to see and what local businesses to use every time we cruise and for every port we hit.
My favorite online resource for researching shore excursions is TripAdvisor and I when I came upon the #1 rated Tru Bahamian Food Tours, I knew instantly what our family of 9 would be doing with most of our day in Nassau.   How could a worshipper of food like me resist the following description?

 

“Escape Bay Street’s busy downtown strip, as you slow down and explore the city’s charming, off-the-beaten path sites and experiences on our signature Bites of Nassau Food Tour. You’ll enjoy delicious authentic food and drink tastings from seven (7) local restaurants, specialty stores and ethnic eateries in the heart of the this storied downtown neighborhood. We’ll also satisfy your appetite with a hearty dose of fascinating Bahamian history, architecture and culture. All food tastings, enough for lunch, are included in the ticket price of $69.00  You will leave this tour filled with new culinary perspectives, a comfortably satisfied stomach, and the confidence to continue exploring the Nassau’s full spectrum of restaurant offerings, sites and attractions.”  
 
Our wonderful tour guide for the afternoon was the entertaining Murray, who knew everything we wanted to know about the city, the culture, the history and of course, the food.  He was kind, patient and thoughtful with our big family and made us feel at home instantly.
Throughout the afternoon, we ate a lot of outstanding food, but thought I would share with you a few of my family’s favorites in this Tru Bahamian Food Tours review.
Tru Bahamian Food Tours Nassau

To begin, the jerk chicken at Pepper Pot Grill and Juice Bar was the best jerk chicken I’ve ever tasted.  The thighs were cooked to perfection and the flavors left a nice, gentle, spicy warmth that lasted in the back of my throat as we walked through the beautiful streets of Nassau.  Since I am a sucker for plantains, I was thrilled to be presented with the caramelized plantain along side my jerk chicken.

So a Bahamian food tour wouldn’t be Bahamian if we didn’t get to eat conch and the conch fritters at Bahamian Cookin’ were hands down, my kids favorite part of the food tour.  Light, fluffy and fried to perfection!  If the fritters weren’t enough to win them over, the decadent macaroni and cheese casserole sealed the deal for the seven of them.  The whole plate was a home run in their book and I’ve already had requests for me to make conch fritters at home.  Hmmm, I don’t think that is possible here in Minnesota.
Tru Bahamian Food Tours Nassau

Between all the delicious food stops, Murray shared with us some of the gorgeous island architecture and colors.  It was simply beautiful and made returning to dreary Minnesota a bit harsher than normal.  Our 4 year old enjoyed much of the walking portion of the tour atop the shoulders of her Daddy.  She struggled a bit because the tour coincided with nap time, but she was a trooper and hung in there until the end.

Tru Bahamian Food Tours Nassau

Now, let’s stop lolly-gagging around and get to my favorite stop of the whole tour…..Graycliff Chocolatier.  Don’t get me wrong.  Every stop was deliciously outstanding, but come on, just looking at these gorgeously hand-painted chocolates has me reliving that “snap” that comes from biting into a quality made chocolate.

Tru Bahamian Food Tours Nassau

These weren’t any boring, regular chocolate confections, mind you.  Have you ever experienced a key lime pie filled chocolate? My oh my.  Those alone are worth the trip back to Nassau.

Tru Bahamian Food Tours Nassau

Now, this salad from Athena Cafe and Bar (yep, Greek food in the Bahamas!) might look like any normal Greek salad, but please, don’t let that mislead you in any way.  This deceptively simple looking salad was packed with kalamata olives and feta cheese straight from Greece.  I don’t think I will ever be able to eat American feta again after this experience.  Once you’ve experience the real deal, it is nearly impossible to ever go back to an imitation.

From beginning to end, Bites of Nassau Tour with Tru Bahamian Food Tours was worth every penny.  It was the perfect mix of completely memorable food, culture, history and architecture.  And just to give you even more of an incentive to come experience it all for yourself, Tru Bahamain Food Tours has been kind enough to offer my readers a 15% discount off all bookings made before August 31, 2014.   All you need to do is use the  coupon code “mykitchenescapades” when making your booking.  The promo code is valid for any 2 tickets/order.  Please contact Tru Bahamain Food Tours directly at [email protected] to redeem the code. Be sure you come back and tell me about the experiences on your tour.  You won’t be disappointed, and that is a promise!

If you found my Tru Bahamian Food Tours review helpful, please check out another food tour review in Miami, Florida! Click here to read our Miami Culinary Tours Review!

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.

9 comments

Minnesota Prairie Roots
10 years ago

Lucky, lucky you and your family to escape the Polar Vortex to a warm and sunny destination. Thanks for taking me there in spirit anyway. Looks, and sounds, like you had a fabulous time.

Starbuck
10 years ago

Greetings and Good Cheer,
Sunday 2 March 2014 – The 15% promotional code being offered was not accepted (“mykitchenescapades”). Per their website, “This coupon does not apply”.
Please advise me @: [email protected]
Thank you,
Antonio

Carole
10 years ago

Antonio- please read the full directions for using the coupon code :). You have to contact them directly.

Anonymous
10 years ago

Thanks to your review I am planning this trip for my day excursion next week! I am hoping to be able to use your code offered (thanks so much)!! I will update if there are any problems using it!!! Bon apetite!!

Joscelyn
10 years ago

I’m so excited to have found this. We’re going on a cruise next month and I just found the Tru Bahamian food tours last week. We originally had a factory tour of Graycliff Chocolatier but when I found the food tour and that included it for just a little bit more then our original excursion i was sold. I’ve contacted them and I hope we can still use it since we’re not traveling till the end of September. It just says book by not need to go on by. hopefully I can. Thank you for your amazing pictures, makes me even more excited.

Carole
10 years ago

Have a great time Joscelyn! It is so much fun and delicious – Carole

Get to Know Bites of Nassau Tour Guide Murray | Tru Bahamian Food Tours
8 years ago

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Michele Chan-Thomson
6 years ago

I came across this while looking into what to do during our 4th trip to Nassau. You’ve sold me on it.

Carole
6 years ago

Awesome! This is still one of our favorite excursions we have ever done Michele!

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