The Pop Up Kitchen returns to B&D Trawling in downtown Kingston today. Under the tent and next the Caribbean Queen on the Kingston Harbour, Pop Up Kitchen overflows with the sights and smells of fresh fish and vegetables as well as booths featuring boutique craft, hand crafted wines and activities for the kids.
The Falls restaurant was established in 2017 on the campus of St John Bosco Career Advancement Institute (at the time known as St John Bosco Children's Home). An extension of Bosco's well established hospitality and culinary arts vocational training program, The Falls is now a gastronomy destination for locals and travelers nestled in the hills of Manchester parish in Central Jamaica. All proceeds support the educational and vocational training programs on campus which is run by the Religious Sisters of Mercy in Jamaica.
Doubles are probably the most famous of Trinidadian street food. No one can travel there without sampling at least one from any of the numerous street vendors there. Like a lot of Trini food, doubles has it’s roots in Indian cuisine. Back in Kingston, New Leaf Vegetarian pays tribute to this wonderful vegetarian dish. There are three parts to the recipe--the barra, the chana and the relish. It’s a little work but well worth it! Scroll down for the complete recipe...
NEW LEAF VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT
121 Old Hope Road | Shop #6 | 977-2358 | FB & IG @newleafvegetarian
This time of year is when staying cool is not just a vibe but also a daily mission. One of the coolest and most flavourful is to find a cold, fresh citrus beverage. Lemonade is most prevalent but for those looking to go out on a liquid limb the Limeade served by The Wine Shop in Southdale Plaza will put cold stop to any competitor! Fresh limes x fresh mint x water and some sugar. Simply refreshing!
The Wine Shop | Shop 7B, Southdale Plaza South Avenue Kingston, Jamaica
Tel: (876) 620-5098. Opening Hours: Mon - Sat: 11:00am - 11:00pm
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Photos: Rebecca Meek
Street food is a serious thing. In all cities, Cairo, New York, London, Japan, Nairobi, street food is a part of the landscape. Kingston is no different. In fact, it is perhaps even more serious in Kingston since the street is the most popular meeting spot in practically every community. The man selling pan chicken, the style of barbequing chicken marinated in herbs and spices, is usually at the centre of the action. Kingston's street food fans who know pan chicken, know about Don, the pan chicken man at Northside Drive and Hope Road in the Liguanea area of Kingston.
Downtown Kingston is the heart beat of the city, best known for its street side sights and sounds as well as vintage architecture. If you are looking for a bite to eat off the street, there is that too, and it is called Swiss Store. Located near the Kingston harbour on the main thoroughfare of Harbour Street, Swiss Store is an oasis from the hustle and bustle outside. Behind closed doors, the contemporary eatery doubles as an exhibition space for local artists and triples as a boutique jewelry store. Like its settings, the menu is fresh and contemporary. And yes, it was always that way, since the first half of the 20th century...
In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Constant Spring Road Traffic the Wine Ship stands in semi isolation. Tucked into the corner of Southdale Plaza right off South Avenue near the Halfway Tree landmark, the Wine Shop has maintained its culinary and social oasis since 2013. Open 6 days (closed Sundays) for lunch, evening drinks, dinner or entertainment, the indoor/outdoor space offers an eclectic and unpredictable backdrop to an otherwise familiar area of the city. It's wide ranging menu offers ample vegetarian options. A regular venue for outdoor cooking/dining/music events (Jazz In The Street, All You Can Eat Pasta Saturdays) show an engaging appreciation for being ahead of the culinary-entertainment curve. Follow The Wine Shop on Facebook and read more below...
M10 (Facebook page) is located at 6 Vineyard Road. But if you've never been there, you would never know it. There is no sign announcing the presence of one Kingston's favourite restaurants and its long brown gate fades into background of other gates in the Franklin Town area of Vineyard Town. Called by the Jamaica Observer's Food Awards "Jamaica's Best Kept Secret), M10 is nestled between downtown East Kingston and the famous Wareika hillside community.
Its nondescript exterior means M10 is lazer-focused on whats happening inside. A playlist of vintage and current local as well as foreign selections seranades patrons from 11am to 11pm under the night sky. There is also seating under newly covered areas but which for all pratical purposes is still comfortably 'outdoors'.
Tis the season to be jolly and for baking! Jamaican Rum Cake has been one of the most popular desserts in Jamaica all year round. At Christmas time the sweet cake takes on special significance around the nation. The traditional Christmas Rum Cake includes about one pound each of raisins, prunes and currants for a succulent mix of sweet and squishy!
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