Vegan Eats in Barbados: The Good Life Cafe
I need to start this off by clarifying that I am not strictly vegan. I’ve edited this post because at the time of writing it, I still ate seafood and was considered pescetarian. For the least year, I’ve eliminated fish and dairy and continue to not consume any other meat, although I will occasionally eat eggs. Despite my non-vegan ways, I will choose vegan food over non-vegan food anytime I have the opportunity. For my meat-eating followers, try not to look so disgusted at the idea. Vegan food has come a long way with many delicious alternatives being made for what was traditionally a meat or dairy product and quite frankly, vegan dishes are some of the best meals I’ve ever tasted.
One of the concerns many vegetarians and vegans have when traveling abroad is whether or not they will have a good variety of food to choose from. I personally have never found it too difficult, even in places like Southeast Asia. In fact, I found Southeast Asia to have an abundance of vegetarian options available and vegan as well, especially if you know where to go. Local markets where you can pick and choose things to cook on your own are a safe bet. Vegan and vegetarian restaurants are another great way to go and, usually, I’m able to find something in any restaurant that I choose to go.
If you’re in Barbados for study, cruise, or vacation and you’re looking for delicious vegan eats, I would highly recommend checking out The Good Life restaurant/cafe. Located across from Accra Beach, The Good Life is a small little cafe with a roof but open walls to keep that sea breeze flowing through. When we stopped in for a bite we had the entire restaurant to ourselves. If you show up to nobody dining, don’t let that scare you away! The generous menu, kind staff and delicious food more than makes up for it.
After a long and thoughtful look over the menu, all four of us opted for the coconut curry tofu dish that came with a side of salad– with no regrets! This was easily the best meal I’ve had on the island yet; I’m ready to pick up the phone and place an order just talking about it.
Probably the best news of all is that they deliver! Even all the way to the university! There isn’t a doubt in my mind that I’ll be frequenting this little restaurant more than a few times during my stay on the island. The smoothie menu is enticing enough in itself that I’m going to want to start at the top and work my way down until I’ve tried every last one.
With reasonable prices ($2 barbados dollars is $1 american), good music, a great atmosphere and easy access to the beach, you can’t go wrong with checking this place out. If you’ve been or if you make an appearance, don’t forget to tell me how you liked it in the comments below!