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Best of Brooklyn: Top 5 Caribbean Restaurants to Satisfy Your Island Cravings

Grab your appetite and let's embark on a culinary Caribbean journey right here in Brooklyn!
Caribbean food in Brooklyn.

Hold on tight, food adventurers! Brooklyn's bustling food scene just got a whole lot spicier with these five sizzling Caribbean restaurants. From jerk chicken to plantain perfection, these real-deal eateries will transport your taste buds straight to the islands:

1. Gloria's Caribbean Cuisine

Address: 987 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Average Price: $10-15 per dish

Gloria's is the queen of Caribbean flavor, serving up authentic Trinidadian dishes that'll make you do a happy food dance. Dive into the Jerk Chicken Platter, marinated to perfection and served with festival, a sweet and savory fried bread. Vegetarians, don't miss the Curry Tofu with roti – a delightful meat-free twist. The vibrant colors and lively atmosphere will have you grooving while you chew.

2. Peppa's

Address: 738 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226

Average Price: $8-12 per dish

If you're craving Jamaican delights, Peppa's is where it's at! Their Doubles, a scrumptious street food staple, features curried chickpeas tucked between two fluffy bara breads. Dive into the rich flavors of the Oxtail Stew, slow-cooked to tender perfection. The lively reggae beats and warm vibes will transport you straight to the Caribbean coast.

3. Footprints Cafe

Address: 5814 Clarendon Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11203

Average Price: $12-18 per dish

Escape to the islands at Footprints Cafe, where Jamaican and Caribbean cuisine meets in a fusion of mouthwatering goodness. The Rasta Pasta, a medley of sautéed veggies and jerk-seasoned chicken, is a true crowd-pleaser. Don't miss their Roti Wraps, packed with your choice of flavorful fillings. The colorful decor and friendly staff will make you feel right at home.

4. Blueline Fry Plantain

Address: 1610 Nostrand Ave Brooklyn, NY 11226

Average Price: $5-$29

Indulge in a culinary journey like no other at BlueLine Fry Plantain. This distinctive eatery beautifully melds Caribbean flavors with a modern twist, offering a delectable menu of crispy delights, featuring expertly fried plantain sandwiches that perfectly complement their more classic dishes.

5. Ali's Trinidad Roti Shop

Address: 1267 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Average Price: $9-18 per dish

Craving the unique flavors of Trinidad and Tobago? Look no further than Ali's Trinidad Roti Shop. The Roti Wraps, whether filled with tender curry chicken or flavorful vegetables, are a true culinary masterpiece. The Doubles, a street food classic of curried chickpeas between fried flatbreads, will take your taste buds on a whirlwind adventure. The friendly staff and vibrant decor complete the Trinidadian experience.

There you have it, fellow food explorers – five real-deal Caribbean restaurants in Brooklyn that are sure to transport your taste buds to sun-soaked shores. Whether you're a spice seeker or a plantain enthusiast, these spots offer a delectable blend of flavors that'll leave you craving more. So, gather your fellow foodies and embark on a mouthwatering Caribbean feast right here in the heart of Brooklyn!

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