Daniel's Jamaican food stand in Berkeley
I slammed the brakes when I noticed a new addition to the San Pablo corridor in Berkeley today. Planted on the kinda barren lot of what once was a gas station and now is home to Jared's Pottery, this food stand offered a really good chicken roti.
Roti is large, filled with bits of chicken and potatoes. The curry spicing was perfect. The added hot sauce had a pleasant zing. They also offer a nice range of island beverages.
Not a destination, but a great spot for a quick lunch. Just north of Ashby Avenue on the west side of a little street: Pardee.
Daniel,a long time friend and Trini chef has also been a long time fixture at the Ashby Flea Market.He had a Sacramento St restaurant location for a short time.His curry shrimp/potato, split pea filled roti and other offerings are da bomb!Go Dere!
That is the best food stand at the Ashby flea. I really like the chicken palou (sp?) served with rice (and pigeon peas?). I don't go there often, but when I do, it's chicken palou. I've had the roti a few times and they are good too and are quite popular with the African American clientele at that market.