Canarian gastronomy in each island
In case you would like to learn more about the history of each of the islands in the Canary archipelago, their top attractions and much more, you can find plenty of information in our Canary islands guide.
Gran Canaria food
All typical Canarian dishes are present and local specliaties are mainly sweet, almond base cakes and biscis.
If there is one thing locals from Fuerteventura have specialised in this is cheese. Queso majonero is a local smooth goat cheese that has received the award of appellation of origin (the first such case in the Canary islands) . Since goats produce cheese and goat is widely present in Fuerteventura, you can expect to enjoy some tasty goat stews in the island.
Lanzarote offers good proof of the value of the work and determination of mankind. When a huge volcanic eruption destroyed at least one quarter of the island and left it useless for agriculture, lanzaroteños fonud a way to make the most out of the disaster and planted vines there where nobody would think wine could be produced. Volcanic local wines from Lanzarote are not just delightful, but the vineyards are so amazing that they could even be considered as a top Spanish attraction.
La Gomera food
La Gomera is mainly famous for the variety of its “miel de palma” (palma honey)and almond-based sweets and desserts. Any visitor to the island will quickly understand why Palma honey is so popular in La Gomera. Local Gomeros also prepare a very tasty goat chesse paste calle almogrote which is made from goat cheese, olive oil and garlic. Local drinks (rather strong or too sweet to our taste) are mistel sweet wine and Gomeron a liquor made using miel de palma.
Tenerife is the land of Guajinches, local small restaurants located in the north of the island, full of character where you can enjoy local wines and traditional Tinerfeño food. You can find more details about the food from Tenerife in this article, where you will get to understand why Guajinches are so special.
El Hierro food
The most typical local dish are quesadillas, small pastries filled with local cheese. The island offers also excellent fresh fish and rabitt dishes.
La Palma food and wines
Even to a larger extent than La Gomera, local dishes in La Palma are about desserts. Bienmesabe cake is the most famous desser (it is a sponge made with eggs, almonds, sugar and honey). Almendrados (made with almonds) Raspaduras (made with honey, gofio, cinnamon, lemon and almonds) and with ornamental appearance. La Palma is also very famous thanks to the quality of the Malvasian wines produced locally, specially in the southern part of the island, where they also hold a volcanic taste. Last but not least, we should mention the Palmero cigars.