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Q the Cruzan Foodie - May 8, 2015

A typical breakfast in many places usually consists of your typical eggs, bacon & a cup of joe. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, most locals stop into the nearby bakery to pick up a quick breakfast of titi bread, a slice of cheese and a cup of hot bush tea!

Quick Local VI Breakfast

Titi bread, sliced cheese & a cup of hot bush tea is your typical quick breakfast in the U.S. Virgin Islands

‘What the heck is a titi bread’ is probably the first question that came to mind followed by ‘Why are you drinking tea made from a bush’ completed with a perplexed look on your face. Did I get that right? Lol I’m pretty sure I did! Titi bread is a local homemade bread that is made in small loaves with two pointed ends that are reminiscent of a woman’s ummm… errr… bust area. By making it into small loaves, they are easy to carry as you move along your day. It’s also enough for one person to eat or for two people to share if split in half. Hey, no judgment on how the locals decide to name their food. One must simply appreciate the goodness of biting into this local breakfast on the first morning of your visit.

Cup of Bush Tea

A cup of Bush Tea is waiting for you!

Now exactly what kind of bush is in this bush tea? Well, it can pretty much be whatever the “bush picker” decided to grab from their yard that morning. However, it usually consists of a medley of mint, lemongrass, basil & any other addition that they may choose! It tastes good and it’s good for you because having something warm in stomach before starting your day is the essence of an island breakfast. No tea bags here!

Be sure to enjoy a quick local breakfast during your visit here. It’s one of the best memories you can take back with you!

7 comments

    1. E,
      Another option is to head to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands! Every bakery there will gladly make it for you too plus you’ll get a fantastic vacation out of it!

  1. I remember getting a fresh bag of titi bread from the bread van when I was small! Oh my gosh the smell!!! #flashback

    1. Jermaine,
      Glad I was able to bring back some good memories for you growing up! The best memories for me always include food lol thanks for reading!

    2. These are memories I cherish as a young child also. I remember either myself or my brothers having to look out the window to see when the bread van would pull up into our section of Grove complex apartments. Our favorite Titi bread was ALWAYS fresh. Titi bread with slices of cheese and/or eggs with tea was how we started the day before our Mom wisked us off to school. Memories to smile back on 🙂

      1. Yes!!! Talk about a memory. You knew the bread van was coming because it would honk it’s horn all throughout the neighborhood. When it got to your door, fresh Titi bread to enjoy! Thanks for reading!

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