An Essential Food Guide For Turks & Caicos

When in Turks & Caicos, you must try the conch (fried or in salads,) they’re medium to large-sized snails with high-spire shells. 

If you’re heading to Turks and Caicos and searching for your go-to spots to eat, look no further. Here are five spots you should try in the Providenciales that will have you in love at the first bite.

1. Coco Bistro

Grace Bay TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

Coco Bistro
Photo by @cocobistrotci on Instagram

Let’s start with one of the most popular restaurants, Coco Bistro! Set in the largest mangrove on the island and in the heart of Grace Bay, Coco Bistro is a high-end restaurant with a wide variety of dishes on the menu, ranging from Con 2 Ways (Sweet & Sour with Fresh Dominican Pineapple – Ceviche Martini Scented with Lemon and Hot Pepper) to Pepper Crusted Rare Local Tuna. It’s also close to where many different places travelers stay, which makes it an easily accessible spot for a delicious dinner.

2. Turks Kebab

Allegro Rd, Grace Bay TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

Turks Kebab
Photo by @turkskebab on Instagram

Turks Kebab is a casual place to enjoy a delicious meal in Providenciales. The staff is extremely friendly, the food is affordable and fresh, with options ranging from gyros to pitas. Turks Kebab is a hidden gem and feels like a local treasure on the island. It’s a must-visit if you’re headed to Turks and Caicos.

3. Thursday Fish Fry

The Bight Settlement TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

Thursday Fish Fry
Photo by @windowseatsandgoodeats on Instagram

It’s impossible to talk about food in Turks and Caicos and not bring up the Thursday Fish Fry. It’s an event held in Providenciales on Thursday nights. In addition to it being a fun way to spend your evening, the Thursday Fish Fry in Bight Children’s Park is a place where a lot of locals go to get the tastiest seafood around. This experience is something you can only appreciate on the spot.

4. Omar’s Beach Hut

Five Cays TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

Omar’s Beach Hut
Photo by @omarsbeachhut on Instagram

This is one of the go-to restaurants for tasty seafood in Providenciales. It’s a beloved gem and fun for the whole family if that’s what you’re looking for. Among travelers, it’s a must-try. It even has a beautiful view of the ocean for you to enjoy while you dine.

5. Island Scoop

Grace Bay Rd, Grace Bay TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands

Island Scoop
Photo by @islandscooptci on Instagram

If you have a sweet tooth, you need to try this local ice cream shop. On my visit, I went multiple times. There is amazing service, a comfortable seating area, and unique flavors. The ice cream itself is soft and rich and will have you coming back for more.

Avani Goswami

Editor / Social Media Associate

Avani is an avid reader and a lover of learning. She enjoys writing and seeks out new adventures everyday. Her passion is representation and equality for people all over the globe.

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