Jamaican Beef Patties
The Hollywood weekend farmers market's has a Jamaican food stand, but the meat patties suck.
In Studio City there's a Jamaican place, Ginja Lions, that sells delicious meat patties. Maybe a half dozen varieties. They are not made on the premises but are the best I've had in L.A. I can't really remember Coley's very well. The rest of the menu at Ginja Lions is worth skipping except for the juice. They have a ton of great exotic juice combinations.
The food is much much better at Coley's, but skip the buffet.
Ginja Lions Caribbean Cuisine
11320 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604-3137
300 E Florence Ave
Inglewood, CA 90301-1202
re: Hershey Bomar
I forgot to explain that I'm from the East Coast and have loved meat patties since I was a kid. So it's great that their's a place in my hood where I can get a fix.
At Ginja Lions I prefer the chicken curry and jerk chicken patties. Sometimes a shrimp pattie, they taste kinda funky in a good way.
On the westside? What are you smoking? You've got to come into the hood to find patties. The best place I've found is near downtown L.A.
Nataliart Jamaican Restaurant
3426 Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles 90018
It's not a place you'd even notice. I never would have known it was there had a friend not taken me there. They have beef, chicken and vegetarian patties. There are other places in L.A. too. I just don't know how good their patties are.
I inquired about this topic earlier last year and received, if I can recall, a single reply. LA is home to a fairly sizable Jamaican population but, lacks venues for proper patties.
Golden Krust Bakery, a popular and now ubiquitous fast food chain heavy in New York, Florida and the eastern seaboard, has opened its first West Coast branch.
321 E. Willow St. (at Long Beach Blvd.)
For the 562-challenged, it's conveniently located at a major Blue Line station.
Happy eatin', mon!