- Food Trivia: Bahama Islands : In Bahama Islands (Bahamas), the national dishes are conch, a type of sea snail, rice, and peas. Poor people eat these foods because they are inexpensive and readily available, while the more affluent residents enjoy them as "heritage foods." Likewise, holiday meals tend to center on local fish or conch, rice and peas, baked goods, and fresh fruit . The drinks regularly consumed in the Islands are Bahamian rum, local and imported beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee. Bahama Islands or Bahamas lie in the Atlantic off the eastern coast of Florida and extend for over seven-hundred miles, roughly parallel to Cuba.