Q the Cruzan Foodie

Anquanette Gaspard is a food and travel entrepreneur, freelance writer, blogger, and social media influencer, based in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Anquanette uses her blog, CruzanFoodie.com, and social platforms to share her experiences in a way that is authentically Caribbean.

Gift A Taste of St. Croix This Holiday Season

Q the Cruzan Foodie - November 28, 2022

Make your holidays merry & bright with the gift of the Virgin Islands courtesy of a Winter Cruzan Foodie Goodie Box! This winter box includes one-of-a-kind specialty treats that you can only get during the festive holiday season. Gift a box to your foodie friend, family members or get one all for yourself! What’s even better is that priority mail shipping via USPS* is included …

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Top 5 Things to Do in St. Croix, According to a Local

Q the Cruzan Foodie - August 22, 2022
Top 5 things to do in St. Croix

You’ve done countless online searches for the BEST things to do in St. Croix and the results pretty much share the same thing. Do you know what’s missing from almost every single one of those lists? The unique, one-of-a-kind experiences that make St. Croix the magical place that it is! It’s no wonder why many people who visit the big island are instantly plotting the …

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Eat Like a Local: Zeny’s Restaurant St. Croix

Q the Cruzan Foodie - January 25, 2022
Where to Eat St Croix

If consistency is key, then Zeny’s Restaurant St. Croix has the blueprint! This Latin-infused restaurant has been around for over 30 years serving local favorites seven days a week. Stew chicken, season rice, conch in butter sauce, roast pork, chicken soup and much more, there is no shortage of hearty local dishes sure to fill you up. Zeny’s Restaurant St. Croix is located at 15 …

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48 Hours in Zanzibar with Cruzan Foodie

Q the Cruzan Foodie - January 12, 2022

Spending a whirlwind 48 hours in Zanzibar is possible with the right plan and good timing. This captivating island off the coast of Africa is a treasure trove of history and culture that made failing in love with this island country easy to do. If you’re short on time and want to add Zanzibar to your East African itinerary, hakuna matata (it really means “no …

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Mocko Jumbies of the Virgin Islands

Q the Cruzan Foodie - March 12, 2021

Mocko Jumbies are one of the oldest parts of Virgin Islands cultural heritage. It dates back to a time when Africans were brought to the islands over 200 years ago. When we see them at cultural celebrations, they are an immediate reminder of Virgin Islands history, heritage and culture. Mocko Jumbies are traditional stilt dancers that dress in colorful clothing and their faces are covered …

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Let’s Make Caribbean Black Cake for Christmas!

Q the Cruzan Foodie - December 11, 2020
Caribbean Black Cake

Caribbean Black Cake is a must when celebrating Christmas in the Caribbean. This rum soaked fruit cake is wildly popular during the Christmas holidays throughout the Caribbean and the V.I. getting its black color from the molasses and browning process done during the preparation of this sweet treat. It’s not Christmas until you’ve had a slice! SEE ALSO: CHRISTMAS IN THE CARIBBEAN = WE MEKKING …

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TFTI Experience Atlanta with Cruzan Foodie

Q the Cruzan Foodie - October 22, 2020

I never imagined I’d visit the TFTI Experience Atlanta during my most recent visit to the city in October 2020. After all, being in a mall with thousands of daily visitors in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic may seem like a bad idea. However, I was thrilled to have a semblance of fun similar to life BC (Before Covid). What is TFTI Experience Atlanta? …

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Cruzan Foodie Fave: Tamarind

Q the Cruzan Foodie - October 8, 2020
Tamarind

There’s nothing quite like the sweet, tart taste of a fresh tamarind right off a tree! Tamarind is a special fruit that grows in abundance throughout the Caribbean during the summer. Wholly cherished by Virgin Islanders and Caribbean people everywhere, it can be used to make juice, stews, sorbets, chutneys, sauces, syrups and much more! Tamarind is housed in a pod-like casing where cracking it …

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(Re)Starting Your Fitness Journey

Q the Cruzan Foodie - September 9, 2020

One of the biggest challenges on anyone’s fitness journey is simply getting started. I can’t tell you how many times I have personally started and stopped and started again. It’s often due to life hiccups like getting sick, feeling discouraged, going on vacation, moving, etc. I’d end up pausing my workouts and meal prepping to manage whatever was happening at the time only to extend …

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