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Dec 1, 2006 05:18 PM

Good Jamaican food in MSP/SP

I am looking for a good Jamaican restaurant in the Twin Cities, I also need it to have some good vegetarian options. Anyone have any suggestions for me?

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  1. West Indies Soul isn't actually Jamaican - I think the owner is from Grenada or Trinidad - but they have dishes I think of as Jamaican: patties, jerk chicken, rice & peas, and a great cabbage-and-carrots side dish. Not sure if they have many vegetarian options, but if you eat fish, their red snapper dish is wonderful. There are two locations - one in St. Paul, and one at the Midtown Global Market.

    Jamaica, Jamaica is in S. Mpls. I've only been here once, but really liked the food. But I didn't notice whether they had a vegetarian-friendly menu - sorry!

    Jamaica Jamaica Restaurant
    3765 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis
    (612) 721-0264

    Note: City Pages has a link to their menu, which includes Curried Veggies and Curried Tofu. Yay!

    Marla's is a Caribbean place with an owner from Trinidad, so she cooks Indian food and "island" food. I think they have vegetarian options, but all I've ever had is the goat roti, which is yummy (it's probably obvious by now that I'm not a vegetarian...


    Check out this thread for more ideas:


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    1. re: AnneInMpls

      I'm not 100% sure but I think Jamaica, Jamaica is closed. Maybe someone else can confirm or deny this but I would at least call before you trek over there expecting Jamaican food.

      1. re: MSPD

        I believe Jamaica Jamaica is open

    2. El Meson is on 35th and Lyndale and has excellent Caribbean food. Full bar and quaint atmosphere. Reasonable prices too.