Tucked into five square miles of Crown Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Garden, and Flatbush is the epicenter for island culture in the city: Little Caribbean. Visit hungry, thirsty, and ready to shop!
EAT: Caribbean Faves at Royal Bakery & Roti House
Must-trys here include the oxtail stew–filled roti and salt fish fritters. Can’t decide? Have both. 618 Nostrand Avenue (between St. Mark’s Avenue and Dean Street), Crown Heights
SHOP: For Colorful Gear at Moa Anbesa
Just try to resist the stylish athleisurewear and city-ready bags with Rastafarian influences at this lively spot. Grab some Moringa powder on the way out! 111 Kingston Avenue (between Dean and Bergen Streets), Crown Heights
DRINK & EAT: At Per Se Protégé Michael Jacober’s Glady’s
A Jamaican surf shack that will brighten even the darkest day, Jacober’s spot excellently plates everything from fried chicken to a whole lobster in jerk seasoning, and pairs dishes with well-sourced rum. 788 Franklin Avenue (between Lincoln and St. John’s Places), Prospect Heights