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Roti, Shark, and Buss-Up Shot: Get to Know the Trinidadian Food of NYC

Ben Pomeroy 7 comments

New York's Trini diaspora has settled across a few enclaves in Queens and Brooklyn, with casual restaurants, steam tables, and roti shops to feed them. Follow along on our tour to see what they're cooking. More

The Best Oxtail in The Bronx Is Served at The Good Dine

Bronx Eats Chris E. Crowley 3 comments

The Good Dine is the Bronx's best Jamaican restaurant, and there's one clear must-order: this oxtail. More

Video: Robert Sietsema and the Jerk Chicken Man of Flatbush

Max Falkowitz 4 comments

Walk down parts of Flatbush Avenue and you'll be struck by the aroma of smoky, spicy jerk chicken from small shops along the street. Everyone has their favorite, and for food writer Robert Sietsema, Peppa's takes top marks. More

The Best Roti in Brooklyn are at Glenda's

The Vegetarian Option Lauren Rothman 6 comments

Lesser rotis can often be tough, dry and tasteless, but at Glenda's they're thin, well-seasoned, and perfectly tender. More

Soulful Jamaican, Even Without the Meat, at The Islands

The Vegetarian Option Lauren Rothman 3 comments

The Islands is the kind of place where the table water arrives in a former vodka handle and the check is passed up to you through the balcony bars from a server below. The fact that the food is so outstanding is just part of the reason to pay a visit. More

Jamaican Beef Patties and Coco Bread at Christie's in Prospect Heights

Paul Yee 1 comment

Perhaps it's a blessing in disguise that Jamaican patties in New York are so bad, as the low, low bar set for the Caribbean hot pocket makes the ones Christie's of Prospect Heights even more enjoyable. More

Bronx Eats: Jamaican Patties and Sweets at Royal Caribbean Bakery

Bronx Eats Chris E. Crowley 5 comments

Flatbush might be the destination du jour for Jamaican food in New York, but Bronxites know that there's a tasty patty or two to be had in Edenwald and Wakefield. One of the more celebrated takeout spots is Royal Carribbean Bakery, where you can get jerk chicken, brown pork, and other Jamaican standards for typically low prices. But it's the patties that people come for, and come they do. More

Bronx Eats: For the Best Extra-Cheap Eat Near Yankee Stadium, Head to Concourse Jamaican Bakery

Bronx Eats Chris E. Crowley 1 comment

Cheap eats don't exist inside Yankee Stadium, where you're liable to spend $5 on a Nathan's hot dog and $15 on a prime rib sandwich. Eating outside the Stadium offers a much less costly and international alternative—only two bucks for a snack at Concourse Jamaican Bakery. More

A Sandwich a Day: Doubles at A&A Bake and Doubles Shop

A Sandwich a Day Carey Jones 2 comments

If I lived in Bed-Stuy, I have to believe that my food expenses would plummet, just because I could live off dollar-fifty chickpea-flatbread sandwiches, or doubles. And the ones at A&A Bake and Doubles Shop make me pretty happy for six quarters. More

Date Night: Mexican and Carribean Meet at Nights and Weekends

Date Night Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler 1 comment

In the mini-flatiron formed by Bedford, Nassau, and Manhattan Avenue, the doors at Nights and Weekends are thrown open and a festive vibe welcomes all. More

Date Night: Arcane

Date Night Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler 3 comments

We left happier than we'd arrived. With its easygoing charm and fun food, it's best for: a date on a different island. More

New Jersey Dispatch: The Gringo Menu at the Majestic Cafe

BrianYarvin 2 comments

[Photos: Brian Yarvin] Breaking away from our usual Indian and Chinese, my wife and I stopped by a strip mall Soul and Caribbean place—the Majestic Cafe, an island of fried chicken and salmon croquettes in an ocean of Asian.... More

BYOB of the Week: No Love for Ivo and Lulu, Skippable French-Caribbean in Soho

Carey Jones 6 comments

Photo from yummiliondragon on Flickr I so wanted to like Ivo and Lulu. It's a small slot of a restaurant in off-center Soho, just around the corner from my old office. Its French-Caribbean menu, heavy on duck and game,... More

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