Not one to confine our tastebuds within the comforts of our own city limits, time zone, shores, and country, we made our way out to the paradise that is Aruba to immerse our palates in the local cuisine.
A fusion of African, Spanish, French, Dutch, Indian, and Chinese influences shape Aruban cuisine, resulting in a vibrant presentation of flavors in dishes that are sure to satisfy any adventurous foodie. One hallmark of the cuisine on the island that we found to be most appealing was its heartiness. Aruban food, whether it be land or sea-based, is guaranteed to impress all kinds of appetites and test the integrity of your favorite pair of stretchy pants.
Whether it be stuffing our faces with pan bati, funchi, pisca hasa, stoba di karni, or Johnny Cake, trust we were completely blown away with how good everything tasted on the gorgeous island. So now that we did all the fun stuff of researching, we present to you the five best spots to dine at in Aruba.