On a recent family trip to Haiti, although ‘blending in’ was hardly manageable, We moved around as if we were locals; dined from the local street vendors (food-carts), and as adults, we drank what they drink (alcoholic beverages, of course). We also dined at a few very nice, fancy, four-star and five-star restaurants, however the most memorable times for us were when we made pit-stops at the nearest food-cart.
Food-carts are very popular places to eat in Haiti…usually among the locals, and they run to the wee hours – longer than the traditional dining venues. During the weekends, they’re open (some areas) up until around 3 am – after the clubs or bars have closed their doors. So for the club goers, or night-owls, food-carts are perfect and convenient places to eat.
As you move around the 10 departments of Haiti, give them a shot. The vendors are friendly and welcome visitors.