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Young Entrepreneur Shines Light on USVI Culinary Scene with Food Tour

Located in the eastern Caribbean, just 1,100 miles southeast of Miami, lies an unlikely paradise. The U.S. Virgin Islands often get lumped in as just another territory, but they are so much more. Now celebrating its centennial year as part of the United States, the USVI is stepping into its bright Caribbean spotlight and showcasing all the hidden talents and gems waiting to be uncovered. One of those gems would be Anquanette Gaspard. The 31-year-old native from the island of St. Croix, is on a mission to show the world that the USVI is a force to be reckoned with. In fact, it is the exploding Crucian food scene that inspired Gaspard to create Virgin Islands Food Tours. Since launching late last year, the tour has become a must do activity on the island and has helped to highlight the diverse and unique cuisine on the island.

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Virgin Island Food Tours – A Taste of St. Croix & So Much More

When visiting new locations, do you look to find out more about the local cuisine and restaurants? Do you consider yourself a foodie? Are you equally as interested in local culture? If you answered yes to any of those questions and you’re visiting St. Croix, you will love the Virgin Islands Food Tour in downtown Christiansted.

We joined our guide, Anquanette for the Virgin Islands Food Tours – Taste of Twin City tour last week while on St. Croix. This 3 – 3.5 hour food tasting & cultural walking tour meets in Christiansted and winds its way around Christiansted’s historical sites and restaurants.

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Eat, Pray, Love Your Way Through the US Virgin Islands

One of the easiest ways to get around and taste what the USVI has to offer in terms of food and history is to have someone knowledgeable guide you on a tour. Virgin Island Food Tours won’t just get your taste buds watering; it’ll also provide you with the history of St. Croix.

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How to Eat Your Way Around St. Croix

Could there be a more fun way to explore a destination than to eat your way around it? We think not, and the folks at St. Croix startup Virgin Islands Food Tours clearly agree.

The Christiansted-based company launched this fall with a mission to make visitors to the island feel like locals as they explore St. Croix’s history and culture through its food.

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St. Croix Goes Back to Its Farm Roots to Appeal to Vacationing Foodies

St. Thomas may be the U.S. Virgin Islands’ swinging commercial hub and St. John its parkland jewel, but St. Croix, the largest island, is the earthy big mama—and it’s having a moment.

Agricultural fairs, food festivals, and foodie tours have become the island's hot tickets. Restaurants are not just paying lip service to locavore; they're also elevating quality on a dedicated day-to-day basis: cooking with fresh island-raised ingredients and even wild foods foraged from the fields.

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Fall in Love With St. Croix: Food, Fun and a Festive Atmosphere

The hidden gem of St. Croix has all the delightful features you want in a Caribbean vacation — turquoise oceans, tropical drinks and plenty of sunshine — with some not-so-desirable things noticeably (and thankfully) absent: chain hotels lining the beaches and mobs of American tourists.

For an enlightening tour of downtown Crucian cuisine in downtown Christiansted, Virgin Islands Food Tours explore St. Croix food culture through the eyes of a local, with six tastings spread out at eateries along the winding streets.

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The Savory Events of St. Croix

Enjoy the fresh local ingredients and flavor combinations that St. Croix has to offer.

The people of St. Croix gather every spring to celebrate their robust food culture, welcoming locals and visitors alike. In addition to the event-related experiences, the island of St. Croix is filled with adventures for food-loving folks. Below is a list of ten foodie adventures, spanning from soulful street food to the finest of dining, to experience this time of year.

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Virgin Islands Food Tours Impart Local Cuisine, History

I recently had the pleasure of taking a Virgin Islands Food Tour led by Anquanette Gaspard. The tours are a newer option on St. Croix, which started last year. Gaspard is the company founder and a passionate advocate for St. Croix’s rich culture and culinary scene. Her unique background intertwines cuisine from the Caribbean and the states, giving her a true appreciation for island food.

The Taste of Twin City Food Tour showcases six restaurants in Christiansted. For me (having lived on-island since 2009), I was ashamed to say I had yet to set foot in four of them.

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