The foods of Pitcairn-Islands The cuisine of the Pitcairn Islands is not very developed, because only 50 people live there. The most traditional meal is pota, mash from palm leaves and coconut. Tropical plants are abundantly used. These include: basil, breadfruit, sugar cane, coconut, bananas and beans. Meat includes mainly pork . Fish is also an important the diet of the natives. The cuisine is influenced by British cooking style, for example, the meat pie.