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Freedom Fighters Ital Shack

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Bush Road 7, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
+1 721-542-0055
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Brookston, Indiana
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This spot is a vegetarian/vegan restaurant that has some delicious and interesting offerings on a daily basis. You will get a real "island feel" when you eat here, and you will probably try something that you never have tasted before. When we finished our "daily special", Ras offered up an "eye opener" shot...which is rum that has been infused with... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled on the Ital Shack while walking around. I'm a vegan so it was such a great surprise. The food was fantastic but the owners are what really made it a special lunch. We chatted for a bit and their smiles and warmth made me feel very welcome. Thanks and wish I could have stayed longer, it was my favorite... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We learned about this place thru the blog of Leslie and John from New York. What a fabulous discovery! It's always one choice, all local vegetables. Mrs Bushman is an excellent cook and you feel that she almost cooks for you, special. She always posts the ingredients and the spices she uses. We went for breakfast and lunch, tried their... More 

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Thank SAMY19106
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Loved this place. The owners are right there, the menu is freshly made and changes everyday. On the week days you need to go for breakfast or lunch as they don't open for dinner. The best pure healthy Vegan food on the island. The walls are covered with historic newspaper clippings and food is delicious even if you don't normally... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

On our recent trip to St. Maarten, my wife and I had a the immense pleasure of eating at Freedom Fighter's Ital Shack. On an island known for having wonderful restaurants (with relatively few veg options), this vegan oasis was an amazing experience. Its family-run spot is only slightly off the beaten path, and well worth the effort to get... More 

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St. Eustatius
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I was delighted to find this vegan restaurant! 100% vegan so it was possible to relax and enjoy the food, and it was incredibly tasty. We enjoyed delicious quinoa, red lentil and yam stew, avocado and salad. My husband had the stew in a roti. We were both blown away by how tasty it was and it really filled us... More 

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Our recent 10 day trip included some of the best restaurants that St Martin has to offer and none had anything better tasting than the Freedom Fighters Ital Shack. Over many trips to SXM, we had never been here before and now we will never go again without visiting here. Everything is vegan and just harvested. There are no options,... More 

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3 Thank jvr13
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Simply the Best! There is no other to compare, nothing frozen, no can food, no GMO, nothing processed. from the ground to your plate. Ital is Vital.

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2 Thank Byron I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing experience!! When a vegan "Rasta" lunch was suggested I was a little apprehensive but hey, why not? I'm glad I did. Can't wait to get back and share it with friends and family. Ras Bushman and His wife are true ambassadors of fresh vegan cuisine. The arugula was AMAZING!!!! So was everything else!!!! Please GO to this restaurant! It's... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

I'm vegan my husband is not. He always tries to find good vegan restaurants for me when we travel, and he ALWAYS ends up eating something he doesn't know, like, or understand because he doesn't want to make anyone feel bad. This place was all of that and then some. The owner greets you with a smile ear to ear,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 15
Cuisine
Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bush Road 7, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Maarten-St. Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Philipsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 721-542-0055

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?