Caribbean/West Indian groceries?
I'm helping put together a table of Caribbean food for a party, and would like to get some miscellaneous groceries to go along with the entrees - soft drinks, candies, snack foods, etc. Being rather short on time and transportation, I'd like to see if I can get a good selection in only 1 or 2 stops. What would be a good all-in-one stop (preferably near the subway)?
can't recommend the store, but Prospect Park, Parkside and Church on the Q, and Sterling, Winthrop and Church on the 2 will all land you in the middle of Brooklyn's Caribbean neighborhood. From Prospect Park, you can walk a couple of blocks over to the Western Beef (Empire @ Franklin) which is enormous, replete with Islands brands, and definitely strong on soft drinks, candies and snack foods. "Koreans" on Flatbush all have Caribbean stuff, though my (amateur) sense is that Jamaica and Trinidad are most prominent. I know there are Bajans etc in other pockets, but can't be more specific. Nostrand is also another great shopping thoroughfare.