Belizean food reflects its people, a rich medley of Maya, British, Spanish-American, African, Indigenous, Caribbean, and Creole heritages.
The Garifuna, descendants of free Africans and Indigenous Arawak and Afro-Caribbeans, contributed bread, pudding, and drinks made from cassava. The Maya’s food legacy includes chocolate, tamales, and masa, a type of corn dough.
From Creole settlers, look for rice and beans, hearty soups, and engaging spices. And then there’s the natural bounty of Belize, from abundant seafood to delicious tropical fruits.