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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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Dining options: Lunch

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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This place can be a little difficult to find, but it is well worth the effort. The food was fantastic, and the owners were very welcoming. If you are a picky eater, avoid this place...there is no menu and only one option every day. If you love the experience that comes along with food, do not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Tad K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This place can be a little difficult to find, but it is well worth the effort. The food was fantastic, and the owners were very welcoming. If you are a picky eater, avoid this place...there is no menu and only one option every day. If you love the experience that comes along with food, do not miss this place. I... More 

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San Clemente, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It took some asking, but we found this vegetarian and political hot-spot near the only traffic-light intersection on the island. Turn up hill on Bush Rd. and you’ll find it on the left with the unmistakable colors of the Jamaican flag. There’s no menu, but a list of homemade juices and a “dish-of-the-day” served by the chef herself. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Couldn't ask for a better meal, and it was vegetarian made With care. Couldn't ask for a friendlier owner Ras Bushman, as he welcomed us and gave us a great island experience! Highly highly recommend! -the Mitchell's from Boston.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

We had a chance to dine here for lunch during a recent trip to SXM and I am so glad that we did. This place has the best vegetarian food in the SXM Dutch side by far. Cute place and a great host (Rasta Bushman).

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Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Ras delivers the best lunch on the island... one menu dish or a stew, small plate for $9 or large for $12... All organically grown on his farm and lovingly prepared. He's the best host as well. Today's dish was red cabbage rice, red bean steitan stew, calalu greens, plantains and avocado... with fresh juice. The best meal and value... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

All locally grown, vegan cuisine. I am not strictly vegan or vegetarian but The Ital Freedom Fighters Shack almost converted me. Beautiful, small, indoor/outdoor restaurant nestled in the side of a hill on the way to Philipsburg.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Any and everything! Ital is vital and the food here is absolutely the freshest. You can tell that the owners put their love energy into the food ,thus giving it positive healing properties for the soul. This is the real soul food! The menu changes daily which keeps things interesting and exciting. No matter what you select from the menu... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

St. Maarten imports just about everything that is consumed on the island, but Mr. Bushman actually grows everything they cook. The menu is 100% vegan and singular: There is only one plate per day. I gave it 4 stars because I'm not a big fan of root vegies, which was the plate of the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Friendly, welcoming people. Excellent, healthy vegetarian/vegan food. Juices are fantastic. I try to visit here whenever I am in SXM.

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Knob Lick, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This has to be the best vegan place my wife an I have ever eaten at!! The owner is great and the plate of the day is what you get. No menu, you sit down and he brings you your plate of food. Talk about tasty!! Wish I could have eaten there more but there are other options on the... More 

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Address: Bush Road 7, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
Phone Number: +1 721-542-0055
Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Philipsburg
Average Prices: USD 12 - 15
Cuisine: Vegan

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 15
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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