Food may be what gets me the most excited to travel to a new destination if I am being honest. The prospect of trying out exotic looking fruits, parts of animals I have never dreamt of tasting, and cooking styles that are all too new brings out my inner Anthony Bourdain. The traditional Grenadian style West Indian Breakfast was the best option to offer some of the most diverse food that Grenada has to offer.
Typically held on the first or last Sunday of each month, the Mt. Moritz Breakfast offers a smorgasbord of traditional Grenadian fare. For just $20 EC, items such as herring, breadfruit, plantains, Grenadian cornbread, and blood pudding are all options that require a sampling. Some foods definitely hit the spot (ex. plantains) while others may or may not have been put down after one bite (ex. blood pudding). But what is traveling really if not something that will push your comfort zone and force you to experience something new?
The breakfast starts around 7 AM and runs most of the morning and sometimes into the early afternoon. Aside from the food, there is a unique offering of beverages including hot chocolate laced with nutmeg and a full bar should you feel so inclined. A live band is usually featured playing a variety of music and may even include the famous steel pan drums occasionally.
To reach the breakfast you will want to navigate to Mount Moritz and after your first turn off the main road, a number of signs directing you to the breakfast location will guide you. A large open field with numerous tents, a playground, and basketball courts will signal your arrival and there will be plenty of parking on the field available.
Even after living in Thailand for two years I had still yet to experience a meal that pushed my limits as much as the Mt. Mortiz Breakfast. It was such an amazing experience to be able to taste foods that I may never have the chance to again. If you are interested in checking it out, the 2018 schedule is below:
Breakfast Schedule 2018
April 1st Easter breakfast and 29th
May No Breakfast
July 1st and 29th
August 12th (Carnival Breakfast)
October No Breakfast
December 2nd and 30th
To find the schedule or more information it is best to visit the Mt. Moritz Community Facebook page and search through their posts for the dates. If you happen to be in Grenada at the same time as a breakfast you should do yourself a favor and give it a try. Keep an open mind and try a bite of it all. Not everyone can say they have tried blood pudding.
Local food is usually the highlight of my adventures. Whether it’s been chicken skin dumplings in Japan, blood pudding in Grenada, or scorpions in Thailand, I am always open to trying new things out. What is the strangest food you have encountered on your travels? Let me know in the comments below.
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