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A Tropical Vibes Day in Brooklyn’s Little Caribbean

Roti, Rastafarian influences, and tasty rums await you—and, yes, we love alliteration!

Photo by Amy Hoppy

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

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