Hungry for a taste of the islands? Find out where you can sample the best grilled seafood, jerk chicken, coconut curry, papaya salad, and more. Also get tips on how to make your own Caribbean fare at home.

Even After Two Hurricanes, St. Croix’s Food Scene Is Thriving

Despite two back-to-back hurricanes in 2017, St. Croix has emerged as not only a trendy Caribbean destination for turquoise beaches, old town charm, and incredible snorkeling, but one for food lovers...

Where to find broadleaf thyme

by walkie74 2 months ago

I'm making Tobagoan dumplings with a friend, and I have to make green seasoning. Broadleaf thyme is one of the ingredients. Where on earth do I find it?

Caribbean cruise

by DonnaMarieNJ 2 months ago

I'll be cruising in December to the Caribbean. I'd like to pick your brains (and tastebuds) as to which food-related (alcohol, too) item to purchase on each island: San Juan, Puerto Rico Phili...

Vibrant food & nightlife at Alvin & Friends, New Rochelle...

by gutreactions 2 years ago

It was a lovely late summer evening when we stopped into Alvin & Friends on Memorial Highway in downtown New Rochelle. The place was popping at around 8 p.m., and we took seats in the bar/lounge. T...

Upcoming Transition for Miss Ollie's in Old Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Three weeks ago I ordered take-out from Miss Ollie's for when I would be passing through Oakland. Easy enough online via the Clover system that even included the day's special, jerk chicken: 1...

Compelling flavors at Krave, New Rochelle...

by gutreactions 2 years ago

I have been visiting Krave, a new spot in downtown New Rochelle, for several months now, and I have tasted a variety of dishes. I must say, the flavors emanating from the kitchen at Krave are vibra...

Where to find broadleaf thyme?

by walkie74 1 year ago

I know it goes by many other names, like ajiwain, Mexican mint (as opposed to spear or pepper mint), Cuban oregano, and so on. But trying to find actual leaves has been a QUEST. Does anyone know wh...

Trini Restaurant Tour vs...

by Steve 1 year ago

Tim Carman of The Washington Post wrote a feature article a few weeks back about all the Caribbean restaurants up Georgia Ave. He mentioned six spots, but once you get there you can see the neighb...


by MelMM 1 year ago

Use this post to report on recipes made from AFRO-VEGAN, by Bryant Terry. To report on a recipe, put the recipe title in ALL CAPS. Include the page number if you have it. If you are the first to re...

July 2020 COTM: Announcement

by MelMM 1 year ago

It was close and right down to the wire! Our July selection will be BRYANT TERRY MONTH, and will comprise the following books: Vegetable Kingdom: The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes (2020) Afr...

Details on Back A Yard, Good Caribbean grill in Menlo Park

by David Sloo 16 years ago

Hounds Melanie and Peter posted earlier about Back A Yard (see link to their postings). Here are some details about the food available and the quality. Back A Yard is a newish Jamaican grill just...

Black History Month

by StevietheFish 2 years ago

Now that we have entered Black History Month, I was wondering whether hounds had any places that they would recommend. Caribbean, and to a lesser extent, Ethiopian cuisines are well represented, bu...

Chicken Haddies Spotted Locally!

Sam Salmon
by Sam Salmon 5 years ago

That quirkiest and rarest of Canadian ingredients has been spotted on 12th Ave in New Westminster. https://www.caribbeanmarket.ca/ Not cheap the Best never is but if you know what this is you...

Caribbean Spices (San Rafael)

by Malcolm Ruthven 2 years ago

Caribbean Spices, a Haitian restaurant, recently opened in San Rafael. I had lunch there yesterday and found a bright-colored welcoming place and very tasty food. I had their "The Jerkys", a plate ...

Caribbean Cookbook

by rjohn40787 7 years ago

I am interested in recommendations for Caribbean cookbooks, and so would appreciate the advice of Chowhound readers. Thanks.

Support Black-owned Restaurants Week, Aug 26 - Sept 1

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Meg Cotner's blog alerted me to the upcoming 6th annual Support Black-owned Restaurants Week for the Portland area. http://bridgetownbites.com/2019/08/13/support-black-owned-restaurants-week-is-ba...

Ruthie's Caribbean Kitchen | Vallejo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Ruthie's Caribbean Kitchen opened last year in January. In May 2018 I was passing through Vallejo and noticed that it had taken over B&W Cafe's space where I used to buy apple pie. Since it was lu...

Covering your beer with a napkin: Caribbean-style...

by gutreactions 2 years ago

Visited a favorite Caribbean restaurant recently and ordered a Red Stripe, of course. I chose to go without a glass, so automatically our friendly bartender twisted a paper napkin over the top of t...

Cheeses native to Caribbean?

by jadorelabouffe 14 years ago

I am compiling a caribbean tasting menu for a restaurant and was wondering what cheeses are native to the caribbean, if any.

Where can I buy Cool Runnings seasonings?

by GenXer 3 years ago

Hi, I have a recipe for Jamaican Peas & Rice that calls for "Cool Runnings Peas and Rice seasoning" and I can't seem to find this product anywhere in the U.S., even on Amazon. I saw it on the Canad...

Fruitcake: which fruits? which liquors?

by vjb 3 years ago

I want to make a fruitcake like the kind made by a friend's aunt, who, though from Trinidad, threw her family's recipe over years ago for one printed in the Toronto Star. The cake is moist, and the...