In the Canary Islands, we have the best climate in the world. So, it is not unusual that the ingredients we grow here taste so delicious.
There are crops of tasty fruit and vegetables, such as potatoes, bananas, tomatoes and pumpkins all year round. The tropical climate also helps make exotic fruit such as the papaya or mango juicy and appetising. In turn, the Atlantic Ocean brings us a wide variety of local fish, such as the parrotfish, the grouper and the corvina.
In addition to the island’s trademark foods, such as “gofio” or “papas arrugadas”, our gastronomy is marked by mixed ancestries.
From the first settlers, the “guanches”, to signature dishes and Michelin-star restaurants, many cultures have passed through the islands, leaving their mark on a type of cuisine that is full of contrasts, simple to make and uses top-quality ingredients.
If you visit Canary Islands without trying our food, you will have missed a vital part of the experience.