Glad you guys enjoyed the schizophrenic world travels of yesterday's Caribbean jerk (tofu) post. Today is a little less jumpy. My near to me, dear to me Bed-Stuy abuts Crown Heights, so I went for a bit of a stroll the other day to show you the Caribbean goods offered in this neighborhood that I don't often see elsewhere:
Plus ackee, almost an entire aisle of Caribbean sauces, sweetbreads, tamarind, chutneys, etc. Please, no photos of the buckets of oxtails and the like.
Heights is also the same area in which I used to work the food pantry.
Clients I met there would tell me amazing stories of their family's
farms in Haiti and Costa Rica of plantains, mango, papaya, collards, etc.
Most had a passion for vegetables and a lot of them are Rastafarian and
therefore don't eat meat. Delicious spices and vegetarian food?
Imhotep is a rad veggie Carib place on Nostrand avenue near one of my old apartments:
There are a lot of these types of health food stores around the area (Imhotep is similar):
And, finally a couple cool neighborhood shots of things that caught my eye:
Take a walk along Reggae Boulevard: