Maya's to Go
One of the best ways to experience St. Bart’s is to grab a picnic basket from Maya’s To Go and drive to one of the more isolated beaches like Saline or Gouverneur. At this little deli, which is located just across the street from the airport, Maya Henry, the founder of Maya’s restaurant, serves upscale picnic fare like wahoo ceviche, spring rolls, chicken and artichoke salad, beef tenderloin, Thai cabbage salad, shrimp skewers, and homemade fruit tart for dessert. Buy by the pound and eat the day of; if you’re visiting earlier in the day and just want to grab a pastry, the croissants and baguettes are divine. The menu changes daily, and the shelves are also stocked with small specialty goods—pastas, chocolates, cookies, wines—which you can bring with you on the plane ride home.