The Canarian cuisine offers travellers many new gastronomic impressions the gastronomy of Gran Canaria has a great influence by the Guanche culture, Spanish culture (especially from Castile), as well as the African and American cuisine. On the menu of every restaurant on Gran Canaria always the Gofio find handy as a bread substitute, was eaten themselves already by indigenous people. This is corn, today from the roasted grains, usually what is ground into flour, manufactured. There are lots of fruits and vegetables. The bananas are especially known (a type of branch small and sweet), mangoes, papayas and Avocados. The Canary Islands are rich in seafood and fish with some endemic species. Much eaten are marinated tuna, mackerel, sardines, and fried. Many with Marinades used in Lanzarote.
There are dishes with tuna, pork and goat. With regard to the meat much goat and pork is eaten on Gran Canaria, accompanied with the Canarian potatoes and Mojo. There are a number of Potato varieties that are cultivated in the Canary Islands. These are the Green (with coriander) or Mojo sauce red (with pepper) (sharp peppers or cayenne pepper we this Mojo picon called) eaten. Who spends his holidays in Gran Canaria should try the fresh goat cheese or half-ripened cheese from Fuerteventura, La Palma and Gran Canaria most definitely. The typical dishes of Gran Canaria are wrinkled potatoes with Mojo Picon, the chickpea stews, the sweet blood sausage (Morcilla), more stews (with meat, fish, pumpkin, carrots, sweet potatoes, potatoes, cauliflower), a freshwater fish, the SAMA, fried with mojo, the rabbit Canarian style, Sancocho (sea bass cooked with potatoes), fish broth or a fish casserole for dessert, there are in each restaurant from Gran Canaria, apart from the fruits, which are in the first place, all possible delicious desserts like Leche asada, bienmesabe, marzipan or Muse de Gofio. As refining Palm used honey in La Gomera manufactured will.
Particularly worth mentioning are the wines and spirits. The rum (Ron) of Gran Canaria is of great quality. The best-known way is perhaps the honey rum. These are from the town of Arucas, in the North of the island. The wine, which was formerly an important trade good in the Canary Islands today again coming into fashion. There are good white and red wines of the D. O. z.B Gran Canaria of the Monte Lentiscal. The town of Santa Brigida the House of wines, La Casa del Vino is located in de Gran Canaria, where you can get to know the different wines of the island. Also wines from the region of la Geria in Lanzarote are well known. Excellent wines come from Tenerife z.B of the D. O.: Abona Daute-Isora, Taraconte-Acentejo, La Palma and El Hierro. J.