Food & Drinks

6 Must-Visit Restaurants, Bistros and Eateries in 2023

Food plays an important role in every human’s life, whether you are a foodie or not. For travellers, food also plays a major role in choosing a travel destination. After all, having a good meal lets visitors have a taste of the local culture and gives details about a destination’s historical background.

Going into the new year, here are our top 6 food places you should visit in 2023:

1. Unwined

Located at 196 Eastern Main Road, Unwined is more than just a neighbourhood wine stop. Unwined is a bar and small restaurant that serves moderately priced simple meals in a modest setting. Its bar serves wine and other favourite alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks alongside a great selection of yummy and healthy treats. Unwined has a space that can be used for co-working during the day, training workshops or even rented for special events. For anyone who just wants to sip, relax and unwind, Unwined provides an unforgettable experience.

2. Haagen Dazs

Opened for the first time in September 2003 in Ellerslie Plaza, Maraval, Häagen-Dazs now has 10 shops – nine located in Trinidad and one located in Tobago. Häagen-Dazs Shops are known for their world-famous premium ice cream with over 24 delightful flavours from which to choose. Aside from that, there’s also a range of desserts, pastries, cakes, coffee, cocktails and more for your pleasure.

3. Kaizan Sushi

Are you looking for some authentic Japanese cuisine and other varieties of appetisers, salads, nigiri, sashimi, temaki, lunch and rice bowls? Then, Kaizan Sushi is your best bet. Located in MovieTowne Mall, Trinidad, it serves traditional Japanese cuisine and other Asian-inspired dishes with a modern twist. The restaurant also offers an extensive selection of premium drinks. You can be sure to get value for your money, as the food is made from the highest quality ingredients and by some of the best chefs in the country. In Kaizan Sushi, the atmosphere is fun and relaxed, making it a great place to go for dinner or drinks with friends. You can check out their website for a list of menus or order your next meal.

4. Nova Coffee

Love the smell of coffee and won’t mind having a cup? If yes, then Nova Coffee is the perfect call. NOVA Coffee is a project by Tracy Allen and Gerald Aboud and it’s designed to take coffee to the next level in Trinidad. Their coffee menu contains several varieties of coffee. Whether you want it served hot or cold, you can rest assured that Nova coffee has you covered. Here’s their menu for you to check out if they’ve got what you would love to have.

5. Mousie’s Ice Cream Parlour

This ice cream parlour is named after the late Maria Hadad, sister to the co-CEOs of HADCO Group, who earned the nickname Mousie because of her indulgence in sweet treats. Mousie’s Ice Cream Parlour serves a wide variety of ice cream and novelties, from Ben & Jerry’s, Nestle, Magnum, Coconut Bliss (gluten & dairy free ice cream), Häagen-Dazs to Creamery Novelties, as well as a variety of baked desserts. Besides their wide selection, they also offer special creations like;

Try Yuh Bess which contains 3 scoops of ice cream with 3 toppings of your choice
Chocolate Fondant Sundae – 1 scoop of ice cream, a slice of chocolate fondant cake with 1 topping of your choice.

Mousie’s Ice Cream Parlour has two spots; one at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, which was their very first spot. The second one is at Piarco International Airport (POS), Golden Grove Road. So, if you want to experience a fun and exciting ice cream experience, then Mousie’s Ice Cream Parlour is your best bet.

6. Trader Jack’s Island Grill

If you are looking for a banquet of refreshing dishes and a tropical atmosphere, then Trader Jack’s Restaurant is your go-to place. Take your taste buds on an adventure filled with exotic meals while you bask in the island-style hospitality and ambience of the delectable oasis.

Their menu includes:

  • Rack of Lamb (Creamy Parmesan polenta, sautéed Vegetables),
  • Seafood Lasagna (Lobster, Squid, Mahi Mahi, Shrimp, Mussels, White Wine, Cheese Sauce),
  • Shrimp Arancini (Panko-crusted stuffed risotto balls filled with Parmesan Cheese, Shrimp served with Marinara Sauce).

In 2023, Trader Jack’s is definitely the place you want to be.

Most of the above-mentioned places give you the option of taking out, so even if you don’t have the time to visit, you can order any of their delicacies and get it delivered to your destination.

So, for the best food experience in 2023, you can rest assured to get your taste buds craving for more in any of the listed places. Enjoy.

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