Take the opportunity to discover Bahamian cuisine while you’re here. It’s spicy and uniquely flavored, indicative of the diversity of our islands and our people. Fresh seafood is the staple of our diet. Fresh conch sprinkled with lime juice and spices is delicious. Other delicacies you’ll enjoy are land crabs and the Bahamian “rock lobster.” Beginning with local ingredients—tropical fruit, seafood and spices—our eateries run the gamut. Down-home restaurants will feature traditional Bahamian favorites, while more artisan options will combine international cuisine with island flavor. And, to wash it all down, try some Bahamian-style lemonade, unleaded or leaded coconut water (which locals call “sky juice”), or one of our local beers—Kalik or Sands. Some of The Bahamas’ best indigenous food creations are desserts: benny (sesame) cake, coconut and peanut cakes, potato pudding, flour cake and coconut, guava and sapodilla duff. Each island has its own specialty and everyone is quite competitive about who has the best-tasting recipe. But what the country is most known for is the many ways Bahamians eat the ocean mollusk, conch.