The largest city in Mississippi, Jackson is known as the ‘City with Soul’, having gifted a plethora of blues, gospel and jazz musicians to the world. The culinary scene is also exciting. We take a look at 10 of the best restaurants here.
The finest Caribbean cuisine in the city is the winning formula of husband-and-wife duo Richard and Chandra Higgins. Chandra is from Jackson, and Richard is from Jamaica, so the cuisine is an eclectic mishmash of flavors. Visitors can expect Taste of the Island to offer food that’s richly infused with flavorsome Caribbean tones. Jamaican favorites such as jerk chicken, callaloo, fried plantain and oxtails are on the menu. Notable fresh recipes are also brought to the fore, including juicy jerk ribs and inspired curried goat.
This multicultural venue offers diners an exciting culinary journey across the Mediterranean, with inspired cuisine borrowed from across the southern European strip, and beyond. The local ingredients are carefully combined and slowly cooked over The Manship’s traditional wood fire to bring out true Mediterranean flavors. Spanish, Italian, Greek, and Lebanese cuisine populate the menu. Rich wood-grilled hanger steak, bacon-wrapped gulf shrimp and duck leg confit among some of the finest dishes to be prepared using historical cooking techniques. Visitors can also enjoy spit-fire roasted chicken variations, smoked Speck prosciutto, aged smoked gouda and Jerusalem artichokes, among other striking dishes.
The Manship, 1200 North State Street, Jackson, Mississippi, USA, +1 601 398 4562