Roast pork on St. Croix is a must add to your foodie list if you want to taste the best food on island! This popular protein is easily found at food trucks and local restaurants throughout St. Croix. Seasoned with garlic, oregano, salt, pepper and other flavorful local seasonings, it is cooked to perfection in an oven or roasted over an open fire to create this tender, juicy meat with a crispy skin.
USVI + Puerto Rico Connection
Known as a popular Puerto Rican dish, it’s no surprise that roast pork on St. Croix has been adapted by Crucians as a staple in their lineup of mouthwatering local dishes. The reason for this is the longstanding relationship between US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico that dates back to 1917. As a result, we had a number of Puerto Ricans descendants coming to the USVI – particularly St. Croix – to settle and establish their families here. This relationship has grown and flourished so much that we a local holiday in. the USVI called Virgin Islands Puerto Rico Friendship Day. Observed on the second Monday of every October, the holiday celebrates the Puerto Rican people and their contributions to the advancement and progress of the US Virgin Islands.
Roast pork on St. Croix is more readily found during the Christmas season but can be found year round once you know where to look. Thankfully, you have me to tell you where to go to get the best food in St. Croix.
Here are a few places you can go to get a taste of this delicious Cruzan Foodie fave that is sure to become on of yours too!
Places to Get Roast Pork on St. Croix
Asado Crucian Latin Grill– This food truck is located on Hess Road near Sunny Isles. They usually roast a whole pig every Saturday and may offer roast pork specials during the week. Be sure to call to confirm and place your order over the phone as wait times can be pretty long due to the number of orders. Open Wednesday & Thursday from 11am – 7pm and Friday & Saturday from 11am – 8pm. 340.779.FOOD (3663)
Centeno’s Cruzan Cuisine (11am – 5pm) – This popular local eatery is located in Diamond Ruby across from the KFC in the Sunny Isles Shopping Center. More often than not, they have roast pork on their menu available for order. Call first to confirm and place your order for pickup due to long wait times. 340.773.6950
La Reine Chicken Shack (11am – 6pm) – This spot serves up some of the best food in St. Croix with their johnny cakes, roast chicken and roast pork. Call (340) 778-5717 to see if they have roast pork as a special for the day.
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.