Caribbean food is a broad term that encompasses dishes from more than two dozen countries that make up the region. Many of the cuisines reflect scores of indigenous and international culinary influences, including those from Spain, West Africa, South Asia, Great Britain, and China.
In New York City and New Jersey, Caribbean restaurants are an immovable part of the makeup of the region. Diners can find both traditional and inventive dishes at casual takeout spots and sit-down restaurants. Here are 18 notable Caribbean restaurants — or venues with notable Caribbean-leaning dishes — including selections from Jamaica, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guyana, Belize, Trinidad, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More