Discover the unexpected in Manhattan. Explore All of New York City
Restaurants & Bars 7

Best Curry Goat in NYC?

ereignis | Apr 22, 2008 08:19 PM

A nice plate of curry goat on top of a pile of rice & peas with some fried plantains off to the side! One of my favorite meals in the world! I'm slowly working my way through all the Caribbean places around my home neighborhood (Prospect Heights/Park Slope), which has a lot of offerings, and my work neighborhood (Gramercy/Flatiron), which, now that Golden Krust on 23rd has closed, has very little, with the exceptions of some decent (and big) roti from an otherwise 'regular' looking deli on 5th or 6th Ave., though I try to avoid it because I'm not into portable food with a ton of bones, and Negril, which I've yet to try because it sounds like it takes too long for an hour's lunch.

So the only places where I've had curry goat so far are Christie's on Flatbush Ave. in Brooklyn, Buff Patty on Myrtle Ave., also in Brooklyn, and the ubiquitous Golden Krust. I liked it at all three places, but I have to say that Buff Patty's, despite what seems to be a mandatory 1+ hour delivery time even they're so close that they're in walking distance and they deliver by car, was by far the best. I plan on calling Brawta, Islands and Stir It Up pretty soon for some takeout, but beyond those three, Negril in the city, and a few other places I can't think of right now (mostly in the Bronx), I'm at a loss. I'd especially like some suggestions for the Flatbush area and parts east of Prospect Park here in Brooklyn.

So, what do you think? It's not the most popular dish in the world and, from what I've seen, does not yield too much in the way of variations, but it is one of my favorites and I'm sure some others' too!

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound