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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.

      Ripe --> http://www.riperestaurant.com/page/pa...

      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? ... http://www.chow.com/outer_boroughs_di...

          And in Morrisania (or is that Longwood?) there's Kaylah's Hut ... http://www.chow.com/outer_boroughs_di...

          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.