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ISO: Jamaican food recommendations in Brooklyn

choclitarian Nov 5, 2009 05:51 AM

Hello Chow Folks! Would love to hear your thoughts on authentic Jamaican food in Brooklyn...thanks in advance!

  1. jeremyhfisher Jun 16, 2010 12:09 PM

    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

    Exquisite Delight
    2847 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226

    Jonaki Caterers
    324 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213

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      douglas525 Jun 16, 2010 09:17 AM

      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.

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        burton Jun 15, 2010 08:38 PM

        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.

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          bussy26 Nov 8, 2009 09:18 AM

          Stir it Up on Atlantic Avenue

          Islands in Prospect heights

          1. bushwickgirl Nov 5, 2009 05:33 PM

            Here's some recent recs for good jerk and more::


            Peppa's Jerk Chicken
            738 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226

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            1. re: bushwickgirl
              joonjoon Jun 15, 2010 08:14 PM

              Nobody does Jerk better than Peppa's...and their escovitch fish is awesome too.

            2. Jeffsayyes Nov 5, 2009 04:37 PM

              I had some ridiculous beef patties at immaculee http://www.porkchop-express.com/2008/...

              not sure if that's jamaican. west indies stuff though.

              you can find a bunch of great caribbean at this site.

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                Geo8rge Nov 5, 2009 04:31 PM

                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.

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