Port Of Spain - Post Report Question and Answers
Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?
Nope. Rum if you like it. That's all. Nothing to buy here. - Aug 2021
No. - Mar 2019
Chocolate: Believe it or not, T&T has the most varieties of cocoa in the world. The chocolate here has a distinct earthy, fruity flavor. If you love all things chocolateâ€”rum balls, candy bars, cold drinks, and even tea and alcoholâ€”visit the Cocoa Pod on Gordon Street in Port of Spain.
Peppers: The hottest peppers in the world can be found on island. Pepper sauce and chadon beni (pronounced â€œshadow bennieâ€) are ubiquitous, with Mother in Law being the hottest of them all.
Artwork/Handicrafts: You may find a couple of cool things in Tobago, but T&T as a whole isnâ€™t known for its curios. - Apr 2017
Not really. Everything is expensive/imported. - Aug 2016
nothing; they don't make anything here - May 2016
Rum, beer, doubles, bake and shark, snow cones. - Jun 2015
nothing - May 2015
Nothing. - Aug 2014
Pan instruments. - Dec 2013
Carnival costumes. There isn't really an art scene in TT with the exception of Carnival, so spend your $$ on a great carnival costume/band. - Oct 2012
Some art, some batik - this is not really a shopping post. Local coffee and cocoa. - Feb 2011
Rum. - Jan 2011
Great dining. - May 2010
Vacations away from Trinidad. - Nov 2009
Not much. This is not a crafts island. Calabash items, some carvings. Copper and brass jewelry are beautiful. Baskets. Some pottery. Textiles, nice quilted and batiked items. Batiked silk scarves. Rasta leather goods. Paintings. - Mar 2008