The Spoon Blog

10 Local Brands We Love From Puerto Rico

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We are always looking for ways to support local brands that positively impact our island — what better way than by mindfully shopping at small, local businesses! From food products to resort wear, we picked brands that are committed to Puerto Rico’s social transformation. These picks also make for thoughtful, one-of-a-kind treats or gifts. Check…

Culinary Tour with Spoon in Old San Juan

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  In July 2018, Discover Puerto Rico was created as the Island’s official DMO (Destination Management organization). DMOs are not for profit organizations whose purpose is to grow the visitor economy and enhance long-term economic development. We look forward to working with the DMO to help position Puerto Rico as the Caribbean’s premier destination for…

Arroz Con Gandules Recipe

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  In Puerto Rico, we LOVE the holiday season (we are said to have one of the longest ones!) and it’s the perfect excuse for us to indulge in delectable dishes. For those looking for a new recipe to try for the holidays, here is one of our favorites that you can try this year….

Classic Mofongo Recipe

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Welcome back to our Plantain Recipe Series. Today we dive into another classic: MOFONGO! This fried garlicky mash made with fried plantains is comfort food at its finest. Eat it as a side or top it with a protein like fresh lobster in a garlic white wine sauce. It’s even more delicious than it sounds!…

Puerto Rican Tostones Recipe

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  Plantains, native to Southeast Asia, were introduced to the Caribbean in the early 16th century. They easily adapted to the region’s tropical environment and rapidly dispersed throughout Puerto Rico, quickly becoming a staple in the diet. Throughout the years, numerous dishes have been created using these starchy fruits making plátanos synonymous with Puerto Rican…

Coffee Shops in San Juan

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Image cc Puerto Rico Tourism Co. There’s something magical about a cup of coffee. Well, not just any cup of joe! It must unquestionably begin with quality beans. [Disclaimer: I’m not a purist and I will sometimes add cinnamon and other toppings if the beans are not great to begin with] For me, it’s a…