EASTSIDE ATLANTA’S CARIBBEAN EATS
I’m a girl about town and often receive questions on where to find the best ____in Atlanta. I’ve put together a list of places that I frequent on the Eastside of the city. These are my favorite places to grab a quick meal or snack.
EASTSIDE ATLANTA’S CARIBBEAN EATS:
Jerk Chicken or Pork
5503 Memorial Dr, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
The name is quite fitting; this restaurant has some of the juiciest jerk chicken and pork in Atlanta. What I love about their jerk pork and chicken is how well balanced the jerk seasoning is; there’s the right amount of heat that won’t numb your taste buds. For just $10 you can purchase a generous portion that comes with a couple slices of hard dough bread. Jerk sauces in mild and hot are available but this jerk needs no help!
Jamaican Beef Patty
4859 Memorial Dr, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Step into this small Jamaican bakery to pick up some of the best beef patties. These patties are freshly made and not frozen! The flaky crust holds a juicy, spicy filling with hints of allspice and Caribbean flavors. If beef patty isn’t your thing then try their other varieties such as curry chicken or spinach patty. While you’re their pick up a loaf of hard dough bread, gizzada or coco bread.
Roti and Dhal Puri
International Roti House
3703 Covington Hwy, Decatur, GA 30032
Tucked away in a strip mall, this full serve restaurant has a wide variety of ready to order Caribbean foods and serves fresh roti and dhal puri daily. Make sure to call ahead because it goes fast. In addition to roti and dhal puri this restaurant sells cheese straws, mithai, pepperpot, bake and saltfish and much more.
Oxtail and Rice and Peas
4747 Memorial Dr, Decatur, GA 30032
Head here to taste their amazing and generous portions of Jamaican oxtails and rice and peas. The oxtails are cooked in rich, thick gravy with butter beans and spinners. The rice is good enough to have a separate mention as it’s fluffy and has the rich color from the kidney beans (no canned beans here) and a bold flavor from coconut milk. The combination is simply amazing! If oxtail isn’t your thing then try the brown stew chicken instead.