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Jamaican Meat Pies

shelleykelly Aug 13, 2006 12:05 AM

Hi all!

When my husband lived in D.C. and worked all hours in radio, he LIVED on the Jamaican meat pies from...(shudder) 7-11. He found them in and around D.C., Virginia, and Maryland.

I balked..after all, it's a convenience store, right? But HOLY COW, when he took me back there last year and presented me with a piping hot pie at 7:30 in the morning, I was hooked.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

Does anyone know the distributor?

How can I find this info?

Thought I'd post here first before trying to call every 7-11 back east. We live in Los Angeles, and are not beyond ordering from really anywhere.

Any help you hounds can offer is MUCH, MUCH appreciated. If you ever need help in the L.A. thread, let me know!

Thanks a million times over, in advance!

  1. s
    shelleykelly Aug 24, 2006 05:17 AM

    To all the great 'Hounds who posted...

    Hubby just burst with joy at all your responses, we're on a quest now, and have you all to thank for it!!

    A million chow thank-you's!

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      Tugboat Aug 14, 2006 05:21 PM

      In Baltimore, we have a place that sells really great fresh made versions of the patties. They sell them at 2 Farmer's Markets up here and one in Riverdale.

      They are called the Curry Shack. Google "the curry shack" and you can find the info for Riverdale if you can't make the trip to Baltimore.

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        Don Cornelius Aug 14, 2006 04:55 PM

        ShelleyKelly: What you're looking for are called "patties" in Jamaica. If you ask for pies, no one will know what you're talking about.

        Patties don't travel well for more than a day. There are all sorts of places in LA that make them. Here's an LA link on the EatJamaica website: http://eatjamaican.com/california/los....

        Most of the shops listed there probably get their patties from a wholesaler in LA called Sinclair Trading. I don't know if regular customers can shop there, but you might want to ask: sinclairtrading.com

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          lstormont Aug 14, 2006 04:03 PM

          Correction - they are by Global Delights.

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            lstormont Aug 14, 2006 12:41 AM

            There is a local MD company that makes patties I've seen at the grocery stores around. I'm 99% certain it's called Caribbean Delight. I'll look as soon as I get to a store.

            1. Lydia R Aug 14, 2006 12:31 AM

              There was a post on the Twin Cities board from a resident hooked on these pies (picked up the habit while traveling in NYC) asking for shopping info (www.chowhound.com/topics/show/120258). That thread had a link to a wholesaler in Florida: www.keesan.com There's a contact number and photo, but no other product information.

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                Steve Aug 13, 2006 09:42 PM

                Most Jamaican places I've been to that offer meat pies do not make them there. They buy frozen ones.

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                  Chownut Aug 13, 2006 04:17 AM

                  Those Jamaican patties are made by a local company. I've purchased them at Costco before. They taste good, but have tons of cholesterol and saturated fat.

                  1. rcheng Aug 13, 2006 01:56 AM

                    I'm with you on this. Most 7-11's seldom have them (even though the one by my house has a sign on the heat tray for them, I have never seen them there). Whenver I see them, I will usually buy a couple. I know that are really bad for you and probably by Jamaican patty standards not very good, but I love them!

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                      rcheng Aug 16, 2006 03:20 AM

                      I think the Chow gods have been reading the boards. I went to my 7-11 this morning and theu had the Jamaican patties in the heating case (which had never happend in all of the times I've been there). I bought all 4 of the patties they had in the store. Ate 2 for breakfast and 2 for lunch (probably not the best idea, I think my stomach is objecting a bit now).

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                      kim shook Aug 13, 2006 01:19 AM

                      Try Costco or Sam's - they have them. Or at least something similar.

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