Culinary Traditions

Abundantly fertile and blessed with year-round tropical weather, Guyana is rich in local foods and known for its exotic fruits, fresh vegetables and grains, free-range chicken and beef, and diversity of fish species.

Guyana is a melting pot of culture, and you can truly see that in the local cuisine. Traditional Guyanese cuisine is inspired by the Indigenous Peoples, who have always lived off of the abundance of the land. Other influences stem from East Indians, Africans, and Chinese, colonial occupiers like the British and Dutch, and the neighboring Caribbean nations.