Welcome to taste of the islands restaurant
serving authentic caribbean fair at two locations
Catering for all occations is available
Downtown St Pete Location
GulfPort St Pete Location
About Taste of The Islands
For over twenty years, The Taste of Islands restaurant located St Petersburg has been serving delectable Jamaican cuisine to the citizens living in this region. Being the brainchild of Yvonne Thompson and Zack Arscott, the original ideas spurred from an intense desire to share their Jamaican culinary delight with a variety of ethnic groups in the area.
At the core of its offerings, are the dominant signature dishes that permeate the Jamaican culture, from braised oxtails, curried shrimp and curried goat, and the perennial Jerk chicken. Our wide array of gastronomical delights tickles the taste buds of those who seek our island fare, simmered in a blend of herbs and spices that are uniquely Jamaican.
Leo Anderson a 3rd generation has taken the business into the next phase by expanding the concept to a second location nestled in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. The thrust is to continue to savor the palates of people from all walks of life expressing our Jamaican culture through the myriad of dishes that we offer to our clientele.