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Daniel's Jamaican food stand in Berkeley

escargot3 Jun 27, 2013 12:30 PM

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.

  1. escargot3 Oct 4, 2013 09:07 AM

    Went by a few times in the past few weeks, but he hasn't been there (on San Pablo). Guess it didn't work out.

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    1. re: escargot3
      Scott M Oct 4, 2013 06:54 PM

      Here is the contact info listed on their Facebook page. Maybe you can call and find out where they are located.

      Phone (510) 395-2272

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      chocolatetartguy Jun 28, 2013 11:43 AM

      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.

      1. Civil Bear Jun 27, 2013 06:39 PM

        How did the Roti hold up? I haven't had one that I could eat without it falling apart since Barbados!

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        1. re: Civil Bear
          escargot3 Jun 28, 2013 08:20 AM

          no problemo with the Roti. It totally held up fine. and had a lovely flavor. i was pleasantly surprised.

          ps- yo Casal, he well might be from Trinidad, but i'm pretty sure there was a sign that said something about "Jamaican". I'll check next time.

        2. casalbore spirit Jun 27, 2013 06:10 PM

          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!
          P.S.Trinidadian,not Jamaican.

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