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Best Jamaican in the BX?

clareandromeda May 11, 2009 04:54 PM

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?

  1. bigjeff May 14, 2009 09:21 PM

    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.

    1. squid kun May 13, 2009 12:01 AM

      A bit off White Plains Road, but did you catch this recent tip about Boston Jerk Cuisine? ... http://www.chow.com/outer_boroughs_digest/7401

      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
        clareandromeda May 13, 2009 05:43 AM

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

      2. NYJewboy May 12, 2009 08:37 PM

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

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        1. re: NYJewboy
          burton May 13, 2009 08:02 AM

          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. Cheese Boy May 12, 2009 08:18 PM

          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...

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            deam May 12, 2009 08:23 AM

            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
              clareandromeda May 13, 2009 05:48 AM

              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.

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