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May 11, 2009 04:54 PM

Best Jamaican in the BX?

I already know about the Feeding Tree on Gerard an 161st (try the oxtail), I know there has to be some other good spots esp White Plaines road area. Any suggestions?

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  1. I'd be interested in hearing about the same. Lots fo places around the 2. Not Jamaican per se, but I believe its an Indo-Trini place called Ali's Roti Shop is pretty good. Mostly a takeout place, but they have a couple of stools with window seats.

    I'd also be interested in hearing about Vernon's Jerk House on 233rd. I've read mixed reviews about it.

    There's aparently a somewhat gourmet Jamaican place up on the border with Mt. Vernon. I don't know if that's what you're looking for though. Most Jamaican food in the area is pretty affordable.

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    1. re: deam

      Great I'll check those out, I live right over the bridge and I know nothing about the food on 233rd and White Plaines. I'm surprised with such a huge Jamaican population there aren't any great finds. I wish the Bronx would step up its food game. My neighborhood's food offerings are piss poor. Our best options are actually in Yonkers.

    2. Close enough to the Bronx, I learned of this place only after watching Bobby Flay go against him in an episode of Throwdown. I don't know how the quality is, but apparently he makes a good jerk steak.

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      1. Vernon's was once great...NOT ANY MORE!

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        1. re: NYJewboy

          Agreed on Vernon's - not worth the trip (unless you live a block away maybe). Not all that impressed with Feeding Tree or Kaylah's Hut either - meals ranged from just ok to pretty good. (I'd swear consistently better jerk is available at the street cart at 51st/7th Ave in Manhattan.) I do love the spicy carrot cake at Concourse Jamaican Bakery on 167th just E of Grand Concourse. Good patties too. But overall I've yet to find anything in The Bronx that equals the Brooklyn options for Jamaican.

        2. A bit off White Plains Road, but did you catch this recent tip about Boston Jerk Cuisine? ...

          And in Morrisania (or is that Longwood?) there's Kaylah's Hut ...

          Kaylah's Hut
          805 Prospect Ave, Bronx, NY 10455

          Boston Jerk Cuisine
          3377 Boston Rd, Bronx, NY 10469

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          1. re: squid kun

            Thank you wise one :) ! any dishes you reccomend?

          2. anyone been to the place that's right on 3rd avenue, near 140th street or so, just north of that busy intersection; anyone been? it was across from the staples or something like that and was closing when I went by.