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No, it’s nothing fancy; in fact, it’s little more than a hut cobbled out of plywood plunked down on a shady stretch of road. But don’t judge by looks alone. This little lunch spot on the island’s East End is the domain of one very talented home-style cook—actually, that would be two cooks: St. John native Vie (Violet) Mahabir, for whom the Snack Shack is named, and her daughter. Its many fans think the Snack Shack serves some of the best native food on island, including favorites such as garlic chicken, honey-drizzled johnnycakes, curried stew, conch fritters, and coconut pie. It’s across the road from Hansen Bay beach and next to Vie’s beachfront Hansen Bay Campground.