Drive-by Dining, Grand Cayman
Elevate on-the-go meals when you frequent these roadside establishments that use the freshest ingredients to offer creative, delicious dishes.
Words by Kyle Fulton
Meet the master of meat, Smokin’ Bros. Specialising in slow, wood smoked barbecue, they arrived on the scene in 2012 and quickly made a name for themselves winning numerous culinary awards. Their ever-changing menu offers a carnivore’s delight of baby back ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, jerk chicken, as well as delicious herbivore-friendly sides like scratch-made mac and cheese, bbq beans, coleslaw and salads.
Stationed on Lawrence Boulevard (across from Cimboco), they make mobile meals worthy of a Michelin star.
Found on Dorcy Drive, Gabriel’s Grill makes Caribbean-inspired food that is out of this world delicious. Offering finger-licking fare like honey-glazed roasted pork chops, rum-glazed bbq chicken, grilled mahi with mango salsa, lobster mac and cheese and coconut shrimp, there is something for
each and every taste bud.
With ample shaded seating and generous portions, this farm-to-street enterprise warrants a daily drive-by.
Whether it’s lunch, dinner or a late-night nosh session, Al La Ke-Vroom and The Purple Monster can satisfy your hunger. Hawking tasty Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare, their made-to-order menu includes pita wrapped falafel and juicy meat kebabs, spicy chicken tikka skewers and grilled shrimp, as well as vegetarian options like greek salad, tabbouleh and fattoush. Then there’s the deliciously heart-stopping poutine and chocolate chunk brownie to consider.
An offshoot of bricks and mortar A La Kebab, the food trucks can be found in West Bay and Red Bay.
Recognised for his bright orange trailer, but beloved for his thirst quenching, vitamin-packed juices and smoothies, farmer Geoffrey Nixon blends his fresh plucked fruits and veggies into delicious elixirs.
Regularly whizzing up crowd-favourites like strawberry banana and mango, Swanky Stop is the perfect place to tap into something truly tropical like a soursop smoothie or guava juice.
Keeping Cayman happy and healthy one sip at a time, the orange cube can be found everyday but Sunday at the Cricket Pitch Market.
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