As much as I love Barbados, the one thing that troubles me is how expensive things are, especially food. It seems a lot is imported (hence the price), but Bajans love their garden plots which helps with their food bills and brings some income in. It also has a good result - you eat fresh home grown fruit and veg.
I'm one for supporting small businesses and the individual that's using their time grafting to make ends meet. So, as we've gone around, we've been getting our fresh produce from street kiosks and sellers. In our own small way we are making a conscious decision to support small businesses and lives.
Tip: Travel with some basic provisions to save yourself some money. Also, expect to be charged a little extra if you are not from the island. I've had to use my Bajan accent to ensure I pay local prices. Lucky for me but not you if you are visiting.