ISO: Jamaican food recommendations in Brooklyn
Hello Chow Folks! Would love to hear your thoughts on authentic Jamaican food in Brooklyn...thanks in advance!
Upscale restaurant, dinner only
In addition to non dairy Ice Cream they serve veggie carribean (Ital) meals. No tables or restroom, counter service only.
Scoops Ice Cream Parlor 624 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Beyond that there are a number of Roti and jerk places, many posts already.
For the best jerk I've found in Brooklyn it's McKenzie's on Utica in Crown Heights (especially hot off the outside grill on weekends; can be brusque but well worth it) and Joyce's on Avenue D east of Utica (a solid second). Of the 8 or 10 I've tried these two stand out.
Try The Islands in Prospect Heights, right by the Brooklyn Museum...Heaping plates of Caribbean comfort food. I can't say if it's specifically Jamaican though.
Of the notable jerk places, I've tried Peppa's, Boston Jerk City, Exquisite Delight (the one on Church), and Jonaki Caterers Restaurant (formerly known as Steve's Utica Jerk/Chicken Center). I like Exquisite the best (for both food and vibe). McKenzie's is next on my list.
-Jeremy, Founder http://www.dinevore.com
Peppa's Jerk Chicken
738 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226
361 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
Boston Jerk City
1344 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203
2847 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226
324 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213