[highlight]Shoutout is a new weekly series highlighting awesome travel resources, blogs, or businesses that we’ve relied on to take our trips to the next level. This week, we’re excited to feature Tru Bahamian Food Tours.[/highlight] 

Nassau has been attracting travelers to the Bahamas for decades. Unfortunately, with around 3 million visitors a year drawn its white beaches, turquoise water, and tropical climate, finding unique and local experiences isn’t always easy.

Two years ago, I travelled for the first time to the Bahamas. Much to my chagrin, though I later reneged on that statement, friends and I stayed at Atlantis – a resort that seemed ill-equipped to expose us to any semblance of Bahamian history or culture. While the trip turned out to be a lot of fun, I still felt like I missed out on much (or all) of what the island of New Providence had to offer.

Recently, while preparing for a follow-up trip to Nassau, and with a clear intention of spending time off the resort, I came across a tour group called Tru Bahamian Food Tours, a local initiative set up to introduce travelers to some of Nassau’s diverse gastronomical goods. Its Bites of Nassau food tour – listed as the city’s #1 activity on Trip Advisor – provided me with a great opportunity to do just that while learning more about the island’s architecture, culture, and history.

The tour lasted around 3.5 hours, during which our guide Murray took us and about ten other travelers on a walk from restaurant to restaurant around Nassau, sharing information along the route about the city and country’s vibrant history, cultures and customs, and historical landmarks. At each stop, as seems to be a customary part of the food tour experience, we ate.

Whether you’re stopping at port, or staying in Nassau for your full vacation, Tru Bahamian Food Tours is a more than worthwhile addition to your itinerary (and our Shoutout series). While the tour weaves through Nassau’s downtown, the area that I had previously viewed as a tourist trap, you end up exploring side streets and hidden pockets you would otherwise likely miss. It goes to show that even the most intrepid explorer can benefit from a great local guide.

Here are a few photos from our Bites of Nassau Tour to give you a peek at what Tru Bahamian Food Tours has to offer. While we’d love to give you a closer look at the restaurants featured on this tour, its not for us to share their secrets. We’ve dropped a few hints our photos that may lead you to one or two of their stops, but thats really just the tip of this warm, sunny Bahamian iceberg.


Tru Bahamian Food Tours Guide

Tru Bahamian Food Tour - Bahamian Cookin

Tru Bahamian Food Tours - First Stop

Tru Bahamian Food Tours - View from Government House

Tru Bahamian Food Tours - Jerk Chicken

Tru Bahamian Food Tours - Graycliff

Tru Bahamian Food Tours - Flowers

Tru Bahamian Food Tours - Soup

Tru Bahamian Food Tours - Christ Church Cathedral

Tru Bahamian Food Tours - Tru Bahamian Food Tours - Christ Church Cathedral

Tru Bahamian Food Tours - Receipt