Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >
Jul 17, 2008 12:09 PM

Rasta Ital (Food) in LA?

Going out on a limb here, but does anyone know of a Rasta (that is Ital) food outlet in Los Angeles? While LA is international and certainly has an endless amount Hispanic food outlets, I am hoping someone can enlighten me as to where to find Ital food---there has to be a Jamaicaan cooking somewhere in LA County!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. You may want to try Naturali Art Market & Jamaican Restaurant at 3426 West Washington. About a year ago, I think I had vegetarian (ie Ital?) Jamican at the Hollywood Farmers Market on Sunday. Not sure if the same vendor is still there, he was an eldery gentleman..
    A post with other Jamaican recs-

    3 Replies
    1. re: LaLa Eat

      LaLa: Went was delicious. The cod is definitely an acquired taste (akin to Australians and vegemite), but otherwise tasty.

      1. re: Lasherdc

        People's Choice Jamaican. They also have cow cod soup that borders on tasty. But mostly, their jerk chix is grilled over BBQ, and is a fine rendition in LA.

        It took you over 4 years to make it to Naturali Art?

        1. re: TonyC

          This may help.
          Front Page Jamaican Grill
          1117 West Manchester #C
          near LAX

    2. There's Kingston Cafe in Pasadena:

      Haven't been, but I seem to recall a post from Pleasure Palate about it sometime in the past year.

      1 Reply
      1. re: ElsieDee

        Here's a 2009 blog post from Pleasure Palate:

        However note that Kingston Cafe was on Kitchen Nightmares in 2011:

        I didn't see this episode -- I rarely watch KN these days because it seems so scripted -- but you might want to check it out before going.

        P.S. I've never been to Kingston Cafe.