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Students can enjoy many different dining options on campus that offer breakfast, snack and lunch, and can expect to pay roughly US $5 - $8 depending on the vendor and menu item.
Banditos Mexican Restaurant — Located in the lower part of campus, Banditos serves a variety of Mexican meals ranging from simple tacos to quesadillas, burritos, and nachos.
Hours: Monday - Friday 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Burger Shak — Burger Shak offers items from the grill, including an assortment of burgers and sandwiches.
Hours: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Rituals Coffee House — Located in the Student Union, Rituals offers a variety of specialty coffees and teas, as well as pastries, hamburgers, wraps, bagel sandwiches, a salad bar, and sushi.
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Saturday/Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Paw Paw — Located in the lower part of campus, Paw Paw offers breakfast and lunch items such as salads, sandwiches, and wraps, with a variety of vegetarian options.
Hours: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Spice Shak — Located directly across from the amphitheatre, Shak Shak offers breakfast and lunch items, including a variety of vegetarian options.
Hours: Monday – Thursday 6 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Yvonne's Catering Service — Yvonne's is located near the faculty offices and offers local breakfast and lunch daily, with an outside seating patio. Also provides catering for meetings and parties.
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Contact: 665-6982, [email protected]
Ross Farmer's Market — RUSVM hosts a variety of local vendors every Wednesday that sell fresh vegetables, meat, bread, flowers and gelato.
Food and Drink in St. Kitts
There are a variety of food and drink options in St. Kitts and Nevis including: Japanese, Indian, Mexican, Middle Eastern and of course, local Caribbean fare. The style of cooking is similar to other West Indian cuisine with seafood like conch and rock lobster to jerk chicken and pigeon peas. You will find that produce such as zucchini, peppers, pumpkin and eggplant are plentiful in the markets. Most local produce is available year-round due to the temperate climate. Water is generally safe to drink from the tap, but filtered, bottled water is available for purchase at most grocery stores. Some students choose to bring a water filter.
Grocery stores are stocked with a wide array of packaged foods, fresh produce, poultry, fish and vegetarian items as well. Fresh red meat is not always readily available and can be expensive. A farmer's market is held every Wednesday on campus that offers fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs, and Grade A Angus beef from local producers. A large farmer's market is held in town near the port on Monday - Saturday from approximately 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Best Buy — Camps location open 24 hours (with Deli and Department Store), 466-746. Bird Rock location (with Deli), 466-9499
Rams Supermarket — Bird Rock Road location (with Deli), 466-6065, pharmacy next door. Cash & Carry Bird Rock Road. Buckley’s location (with deli). Express at The Royal Plaza, Frigate Bay & Sugar Bay location, 465-8027
Valu-Mart - IGA — (with pharmacy and deli) Wellington Road. 465-1600
Cash & Carry Superfoods — (two locations) Bay Road & George Street 466-5171
Kings Pavilion — Sprott Street 465-9019
Household & Personal Items
There are many places in downtown Basseterre that keep household items in stock, such as: fans, Rubbermaid products, cooking items, hangers, shower curtains, linens, towels, etc. However, buying large ticket items before you arrive in St. Kitts and shipping or bringing them with you may be more cost effective. We suggest packing a semester's supply of personal hygiene products/toiletries, your own personal linens, towels, and school supplies including binders, pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, etc. We also recommend bringing your own cutlery, shower curtains, bath mats, alarm clocks with a back up battery, flashlights, and desk lamp. While packing, please leave behind any Army-style clothing such as camouflage pants, hats, jackets, etc. These are restricted items and will be confiscated by customs.
Courts St. Kitts & Nevis — (household goods) Bay Road (next to KFC) 466-1640
Horsford’s Hardware Store — (behind Valu-Mart IGA) 465-4087
Horsford’s Home Valu — West Independence Square 466-4943
TDC Home & Building Depot —Frigate Bay Road 465-2988
Kassab’s Hardware — (plastics store) Liverpool Row 465-2978
Karibhana — (adult, child, and household) Liverpool Row 465-1745
Best Buy Supermarket — (household goods upstairs) Camps 466-7468