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Where to Eat Caribbean Food in Brooklyn

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Updated: 13 March 2018
Hungry for a hot-weather getaway, but your bank account looking a little thin? Luckily for Brooklyn-bound diners, these Caribbean businesses make mealtime feel like a vacation. From traditional island eats to mouth-watering remixes, here are the best places to enjoy Caribbean cuisine in Brooklyn.

Pearl’s

Restaurant, Caribbean, $$$
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Serving up authentic Caribbean cuisine, a party-ready soundtrack, and “vibes to make you feel like you’re in the islands,” Pearl’s transforms eating into an escape. Join the spot’s cool Williamsburg clientele for guava barbecue jerk ribs, tamarind-chili plantains, Caribbean-style sandwiches stuffed with fiery fried shark, and more. Pearl’s welcoming backyard patio and selection of classic Caribbean beers complete your eating experience.
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Mon - Thu:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sun:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Glady’s

Restaurant, Caribbean, $$$
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With its cozy-chic décor and deliciously down-to-earth Caribbean cuisine, Glady’s gives the impression of eating in someone’s home. Here, unpretentious plates of Guyanese chow mein, jerk lobster, and festivals are washed down by spiked slushies and beers hailing from Jamaica, Barbados, and beyond.
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Mon - Thu:
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu:
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat:
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat:
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sun:
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sun:
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Angela’s

Restaurant, Caribbean, $$$
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Authentic Caribbean home cooking secures a stateside address at Angela’s, a hot spot in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant. Take a cue from the locals and order the fan-favorite jerk chicken, which has been lauded for its expertly balanced sauce. Housemade ginger beer, vegetable sides, and a ghost pepper sauce so hot it should come with a warning round out Angela’s unmissable offerings.
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Mon:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue:
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Thu:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat:
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sun:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Food Sermon

Restaurant, Caribbean, $$$
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Cultures — and flavors — find harmony at The Food Sermon, a family-owned eatery cooking up “West Indian-inspired cuisine by way of Brooklyn.” Island diet mainstays, such as jerk chicken, rice and beans, and vegetable sides, get the Brooklyn treatment at this fast-casual restaurant specializing in bowls bursting with ingredients and flavor.
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Bake and Things

Restaurant, Caribbean, $$$
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Flatbush feasters swear by Bake and Things, a small spot with a huge menu. This hole-in-the-wall joint will satisfy your craving for the Caribbean with island favorites such as hops bread, curry roti, saltfish and banana plates, and much (much) more. Tip: side dishes, such as Caribbean-style potato salad and buss-up-shuts, are “main event” material here.
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Mon - Tue:
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat:
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sun:
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Sugarcane

Restaurant, Caribbean, $$$
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Caribbean fare with a global flair is what’s on the menu at Sugarcane. Taking an international approach to island eats, this Park Slope haunt offers culinary remixes, such as jerk chicken tacos with mango dressing, “rasta pasta,” and chicken tenders with sweet and sour tamarind sauce.
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Tue - Thu:
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat:
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sun:
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

MangoSeed Restaurant

Restaurant, Caribbean, $$$
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Run, don’t walk, to MangoSeed Restaurant, a Caribbean business serving up Brooklyn food and hospitality. Twice daily happy hours may get you in the door, but it’s MangoSeed’s cult-favorite macaroni and cheese, whole jerk fish, and braised oxtail that will keep you coming back for more. Tip: brave the brunch crowds for mouth-watering menu items such as coconut-fried fish and grits, jerk chicken and waffles, and tropical mimosas.
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Tue - Thu:
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri:
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat:
2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sun:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Grandchamps

Restaurant, Caribbean, $$$
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At this “local family kitchen” in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, there’s always room at the table. Restaurant-cum-grocer Grandchamps specializes in Haitian meals made with love, such as griot sandwiches, Haitian black rice, and plantains in sweet rum sauce. Enjoying what you eat? Create your own homage to Haiti with products from the restaurant’s in-house shop.
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