Gluten Free and Vegetarian Diets

Our Belize menu has been designed to be gluten-free and vegetarian friendly. Below you can see the options for these diets. There is no hidden gluten in the dishes in the gluten free column (ie no soy sauce in the dressings, for example) and no meat in the items in the vegetarian column.

Persons with multiple food restrictions other than these two diets should read the menu and cross off the items you don’t eat and see if there is enough left to make you happy. We cannot make anything special for anyone because we don’t have the staff for it; there are too many different diets out there and to accommodate one means you have to accommodate all. If not, you should go to a resort with a restaurant and a menu to order off of. The grocery store is 100 miles away… we have to serve the same thing each week, it’s the only way we can serve that many people at such a remote location. There are no such thing as gluten-free/grain free products in Belize.

The only special request we can accommodate is to leave nuts out of all dishes for everyone for the full week if one guest carries an Epi-Pen for nut allergies. We also will make all dishes cheese-free if you request it in advance (on the form you fill out before joining us). We cannot accommodate a Vegan diet.

 Full MenuGluten FreeVegetarian
SatLunch
Homemade Foccacia with Meat, Cheese, and Veggie Tray
Fresh Avocado
Plantain Chips
Watermelon
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dinner
Pico de Gallo with Corn Chips
Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Kabobs
Penne Pasta with Tomatoes, Olives & Lime
Steamed Cauliflower with Curry Butter & Toasted Cashews
Strawberry Shortcake
Lunch
Romaine Lettuce "Tortillas" with Meat, Cheese, & Veggie Tray
Fresh Avocado
Plantain Chips
Watermelon

Dinner
Pico de Gallo with Corn Chips
Grilled Shrimp & Vegetable Kabobs
Steamed Cauliflower with Curry Butter & Toasted Cashews
Strawberries
Lunch
Homemade Foccacia with Cheese & Veggie Tray
Fresh Avocado
Plantain Chips
Watermelon
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dinner
Pico de Gallo with Corn Chips
Grilled Vegetable Kabobs
Penne Pasta with Tomatoes, Olives & Lime
Steamed Cauliflower with Curry Butter & Toasted Cashews
Strawberry Shortcake
SunBreakfast
Hard Boiled Eggs
Belizean Fry Jacks
Corn Tortillas
Belizean Stew Beans
Sliced Garden Tomatoes
Fresh Cantaloupe

Lunch
Grilled Tuna and Grilled Cheese & Tomato Sandwiches on Homemade Bread
Tuna Chef Salad
Veggie Tray
Banana Bars

Dinner
Pimento Cheese with Crackers & Carrot Sticks
Grouper with Coconut Curry Sauce
Coconut Rice
Steamed Bok Choy & Carrots with Teriyaki Sauce
Tossed Salad with White Wine Vinaigrette
Bittersweet Chocolate Cake
Breakfast
Hard Boiled Eggs
Corn Tortillas
Belizean Stew Beans
Sliced Garden Tomatoes
Fresh Cantaloupe

Lunch
Tuna Chef Salad
Veggie Tray

Dinner
Pimento Cheese & Carrot Sticks
Grouper with Coconut Curry Sauce
Coconut Rice
Steamed Bok Choy & Carrots
Tossed Salad with White Wine Vinaigrette
Breakfast
Hard Boiled Eggs
Belizean Fry Jacks
Corn Tortillas
Belizean Stew Beans
Sliced Garden Tomatoes
Fresh Cantaloupe

Lunch
Grilled Cheese & Tomato Sandwiches on Homemade Bread
Chef Salad
Veggie Tray
Banana Bars

Dinner
Pimento Cheese with Crackers & Carrot Sticks
Coconut Rice
Steamed Bok Choy & Carrots with Teriyaki Sauce
Tossed Salad with White Wine Vinaigrette
Bittersweet Chocolate Cake
MonBreakfast
Scrambled Vegetable Medley
Creole Toast
Corn Tortillas
Creole Potatoes
Tropical Fruit Salad

Lunch
Cho-Cho and Chicken Enchiladas
Beets Sauted in Butter
Lime Rice
Polvorones

Dinner
Peanuts in the Shell
Snapper with Vegetables Baked in Dill and Lime
Baked Summer Squash
Homemade Dinner Rolls
Tossed Salad with Mustard-Garlic Dressing
Raspberry Cobbler
Breakfast
Scrambled Vegetable Medley
Corn Tortillas
Creole Potatoes
Tropical Fruit Salad

Lunch
Cho-Cho & Chicken Enchiladas
Beets Sauted in Butter
Lime Rice

Dinner
Peanuts in the Shell
Snapper with Vegetables Baked in Dill and Lime
Baked Summer Squash
Tossed Salad with Mustard-Garlic Dressing
Raspberries
Breakfast
Scrambled Vegetable Medley
Creole Toast
Corn Tortillas
Creole Potatoes
Tropical Fruit Salad

Lunch
Cho-Cho Enchiladas
Beets Sauted in Butter
Lime Rice
Polvorones

Dinner
Peanuts in the Shell
Baked Summer Squash
Homemade Dinner Rolls
Tossed Salad with Lime-Cilantro Dressing
Raspberry Cobbler
TueBreakfast
Homemade Biscuits with Belizean Jam
Corn Tortillas
Sweet Potato, Spinach, & Sausage Skillet
Grapefruit

Lunch
Fish Tacos with Homemade Flour Tortillas & Corn Tortillas
Belizean Stew Beans
Pineapple
Coconut Clouds

Dinner
Crunchy Cassava Bread with Spicy Cheese Dip
Paradise Sweet and Spicy Chicken
Tossed Salad with Lime-Cilantro Dressing
Cuban Black Beans
Mashed Potatoes with Vegetarian Paradise Gravy
Chocolate Fondue
Breakfast
Corn Tortillas
Sweet Potato, Spinach, & Sausage Skillet
Grapefruit

Lunch
Fish Tacos with Corn Tortillas
Belizean Stew Beans
Pineapple

Dinner
Crunchy Cassava Bread with Spicy Cheese Dip
Paradise Sweet and Spicy Chicken
Tossed Salad with Lime-Cilantro Dressing
Cuban Black Beans
Mashed Potatoes with Vegetarian Paradise Gravy
Chocolate Fondue
Breakfast
Homemade Biscuits with Belizean Jam
Corn Tortillas
Sweet Potato & Spinach Skillet
Grapefruit

Lunch
Vegetarian Tacos with Homemade Flour Tortillas & Corn Tortillas
Belizean Stew Beans
Pineapple
Coconut Clouds

Dinner
Crunchy Cassava Bread with Spicy Cheese Dip
Tossed Salad with Lime-Cilantro Dressing
Cuban Black Beans
Mashed Potatoes with Vegetarian Paradise Gravy
Chocolate Fondue
WedBreakfast
Pumpkin French Toast Casserole
Corn Tortillas
Bacon
Tropical Fruit Salad

Lunch
Garnaches
Belizean Cabbage Slaw
Vegetable Salad
Vegetable Rice
Ginger Snaps

Dinner
Nachos
Grilled Fish with Mustard Sauce
Tossed Salad with White Wine Vinaigrette
Just-Baked French Bread
Vegetable Stir Fry
Fresh Coconut Pie
Breakfast
Corn Tortillas
Bacon
Tropical Fruit Salad

Lunch
Garnaches
Belizean Cabbage Slaw
Vegetable Salad
Vegetable Rice

Dinner
Nachos
Grilled Fish with Mustard Sauce
Tossed Salad with White Wine Vinaigrette
Vegetable Stir Fry
Crustless Coconut Pie
Breakfast
Pumpkin French Toast Casserole
Corn Tortillas
Tropical Fruit Salad

Lunch
Garnaches
Belizean Cabbage Slaw
Vegetable Salad
Vegetable Rice
Ginger Snaps

Dinner
Nachos
Tossed Salad with White Wine Vinaigrette
Just-Baked French Bread
Vegetable Stir Fry
Fresh Coconut Pie
ThuBreakfast
Breakfast Burritos with Homemade Flour Tortillas & Corn Tortillas
Fresh Pico de Gallo
Fish Hash
Pineapple

Lunch
Grilled Chicken
Baked Winter Squash
Homemade Cornbread
Simple Salad
Peanut Butter Cookies

Dinner
Warm Artichoke Dip with Crostinis & Carrot Sticks
Pork Chops with Mango Chutney Sauce
Coconut Rice
Tossed Salad with Lime-Cilantro Dressing
Steamed Carrots & Cho-Cho
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Breakfast
Breakfast Burritos with Corn Tortillas
Fresh Pico de Gallo
Fish Hash
Pineapple

Lunch
Grilled Chicken
Baked Winter Squash
Simple Salad

Dinner
Warm Artichoke Dip with Carrot Sticks
Pork Chops with Mango Chutney Sauce
Coconut Rice
Tossed Salad with Lime-Cilantro Dressing
Steamed Carrots & Cho-Cho
Breakfast
Breakfast Burritos with Homemade Flour Tortillas & Corn Tortillas
Fresh Pico de Gallo
Pineapple

Lunch
Baked Winter Squash
Homemade Cornbread
Simple Salad
Peanut Butter Cookies

Dinner
Warm Artichoke Dip with Crostinis & Carrot Sticks
Coconut Rice with Coconut Curry Sauce
Tossed Salad with Lime-Cilantro Dressing
Steamed Carrots & Cho-Cho
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
FriBreakfast
Belizean Johnny Cakes
Corn Tortillas
Sausage Links
Scrambled Eggs
Grapefruit

Lunch
Homemade Pizza
Baked Vegetables
Simple Salad
Pineapple
Oatmeal Cookies

Dinner
Fresh Roasted Coconut
Belizean Stew Chicken
Baked Plantain
Belizean Cole Slaw
Belizean Rice & Beans
Key Lime Pie
Breakfast
Corn Tortillas
Sausage Links
Scrambled Eggs
Grapefruit

Lunch
Crustless Pizza
Baked Vegetables
Simple Salad
Pineapple

Dinner
Fresh Roasted Coconut
Belizean Stew Chicken
Baked Plantain
Belizean Cole Slaw
Belizean Rice & Beans
Crustless Key Lime Pie
Breakfast
Belizean Johnny Cakes
Corn Tortillas
Scrambled Eggs
Grapefruit

Lunch
Homemade Pizza
Baked Vegetables
Simple Salad
Pineapple
Oatmeal Cookies

Dinner
Fresh Roasted Coconut
Baked Plantain
Belizean Cole Slaw
Belizean Rice & Beans
Key Lime Pie
SatBreakfast
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Corn Tortillas
Bacon
Scrambled Eggs
Pineapple

Lunch
Homemade Foccacia with Meat, Cheese, and Veggie Tray
Fresh Avocado
Plantain Chips
Watermelon
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dinner
On your own for dinner, Belize City
Breakfast
Corn Tortillas
Bacon
Scrambled Eggs
Pineapple

Lunch
Romaine Lettuce "Tortillas" with Meat, Cheese, & Veggie Tray
Fresh Avocado
Plantain Chips
Watermelon

Dinner
On your own for dinner, Belize City
Breakfast
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Corn Tortillas
Scrambled Eggs
Pineapple

Lunch
Homemade Foccacia with Cheese & Veggie Tray
Fresh Avocado
Plantain Chips
Watermelon
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dinner
On your own for dinner, Belize City

More About Food Allergies and Special Diets

 

There is no restaurant on the island, every meal is served buffet-style. We do not offer substitutions for anyone except for food allergies that are life-threatening, or cheese free*. Vegetarian and gluten-free guests will find our menu adapts easily to these diets.

Our island menu provides some options for every kind of diet, but not every thing every single person would want. We designed this menu to be as varied as possible so that everyone finds something they like. Today many different dietary restrictions are common: gluten free, gluten and grain free, vegan, meat free, sugar free, carb free, Paleo, allergic to dairy, allergic to butter only, raw food only, cooked food only, no nuts, no nightshades, etc. There are usually several people with different restricted diets present on one trip, sometimes eight people or more.

We are not able to cook entirely different dishes for anyone. Our cooks work all day every day, cooking for up to 45 people at a time. We do not have the resources to accommodate individual diets.

We ask prospective guests to simply review our island menu and see if they can get enough to eat by not eating the dishes they don’t like. Our system, so far out to sea, with the cooks never visiting a store, no grocery story on the island, no walk-in refrigerator (we do not run generators), and two women doing all of the cooking day after day means that we must have a set menu and serve everyone the same dishes at each meal.

For gluten-free, vegetarian, and other dietary restrictions we are able to accommodate, advance notice is required.

*What we can accommodate

Life-threatening allergies. Guests who carry an epinephrine pen for a food allergy can be assured we will either not serve, or completely quarantine, those items for that week. For example, if someone carries an epinephrene pen for a nut allergy, we remove nuts in all dishes except the granola for the full week for the full group.

Cheese-free. We can leave cheese out of all dishes if someone requests it in advance (we can accommodate a cheese-free, but not a dairy-free diet).

The problem with multiple food allergies

We cannot accommodate multiple allergies, because we remove the offending ingredient for the whole group, as we serve everyone the same thing. We cannot remove nuts, wheat, tomatoes and onions (for example) from the entire menu for a week. It is simply not possible, and presumably the rest of the guests and staff like those items as part of their diet. Persons who cannot or will not eat onions, potatoes, tomatoes, garlic, or peppers should realize those are staples in Belize, and are in many, many of the dishes we serve, and they cannot be removed.