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Jun 9, 2011 07:49 AM

Any good Caribbean/Jamacian food in this city these days?

Is the best Caribbean food in NYC these days being served from the back of a truck? Negril was good but is now closed. Any place with great, traditional fare?

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  1. There is a great Jamaican Food Cart outside of the State Supreme Court building in Queens, if you post on that board you can get some more info about it.

    1. Mobay is really good. It's in Harlem and also, footprints but it's in Brooklyn.

      17 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027

      1. I occasionally get takeaway from Winston & Tee on the UES. Curried goat, oxtails and rice and peas are all rather good, though not very spicy. You can always spice up your food, however, with the West Indian pepper sauce on the counter.

        Winston & Tee
        1257 Park Ave, New York, NY 10029

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        1. re: JungMann

          Hey, JungMann - I tried Winston & Tee once and the meat and chicken dishes mainly consisted of bones so I never went back. Have you found this to be a problem?

          1. re: City Kid

            I haven't tried any of the chicken dishes, but the meat dishes I tend to order (oxtail and goat) are bony to begin with. They take a little more work, but they reward you with really flavorful meat. I don't recall ever thinking that I was served a skimpy portion of meat, but admittedly it's been several months since I've gotten anything more than beef patties from them.

            1. re: JungMann

              Thanks, I'll give it another try!

        2. yvonnes jamaican truck outside NY hospital.

          feeding tree by yankee stadium in the bronx

          i used to get jerk and meat pies from this place by atlantic avenue in brooklyn but it was years ago and i dont know what where or if it still exists

          Yvonne's Jamaican
          York Ave and E 71st St, New York, NY 10021

          1. Pluck U, just around the corner from where Negril used to be, has a surprisingly good, authentic version of jerk chicken. Oxtails, stew chicken and curry chicken are passable, but not worth going out of one's way for. Patties are actively bad.

            It's been a while since I've been, but Jamaican Dutchy is still around and if their execution hasn't changed, the jerk chicken and breakfast porridges there are decent, too. I don't remember the patties and curry chicken being very good.

            Jamaican Dutchy
            W 51st St and 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

            Pluck U
            230 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

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            1. re: michelleats

              Negril is still there on W. 3rd...

              Negril Village
              70 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012