You can’t go wrong with some curried goat with rice and peas, or with chips for that matter. Now the weather is finally hotting up, it’s about time we could enjoy some flavours that match it.
Apart from how delicious every dish is, the greatest thing about Caribbean cuisine is that it’s dirt cheap too.
Here you’ll find divine patties for £1 and a choice of incredible chicken delicacies – jerk, curried, stewed or fried. Their Curried Mutton is fantastic too and goes perfectly with rice and peas on the side and some plantain off the sundries list for an extra punch.
Dougy’s, 180 Great Western St, Manchester M14 4LH
M & M’s Caribbean Spice
Prepare yourself for a real little gem with M & M’s. Specialising in curried mutton and saltfish you should definitely give the Ackee a try with some Calaloo on the side. You can also gorge yourself on Caribbean delights for dessert such as Pineapple Upside Pudding and my favourite – Jamaican Rum Cake.
M & M Caribbean Spice, 127 Stamford St, Stretford, Manchester M16 9LT
Eat & Sweet
For a real treat, try Eat & Sweet Jamaican Street food in the Northern Quarter. You can take away patties of all varieties (chicken, lamb, beef, vegetable or saltfish) and not to mention the box meals including brown stew are arguably the most delicious ackee and saltfish you can get whilst in a hurry! Wash it all down with the brilliant Jamaican Guinness or a good pineapple punch.
Eat & Sweet – Caribbean Takeaway, 27-29 Church St, Manchester M4 1PE
Serving up some of the best Jerk Chicken and Beef Patties you can get your hands on aswell as a pretty much an all-day long happy hour of your favourite rum cocktails, Turtle Bay also manages to keep a vibrant atmosphere into the early hours. What could go wrong?
Turtle Bay, 46-50, Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE & 33-35 Oxford St, Manchester M1 4BH
Easily one of the best takeaways in the city, you can get a portion of curried chicken and a saltfish fritter that won’t set you back further than £4. No frills just amazing Caribbean food.
Carribean Flavas, 187 Chapel St, Salford M3 5EQ
A delightful venture in the Northern Quarter where you can smell the delicacies from a mile off. Another great place to take away a box of curried mutton and chips that will keep you full for the rest of the evening.
Jerk Shack, 12 Church St, Manchester M4 1AH
Enjoy from breakfast all the way through to dinner speciality boxes that will keep you coming back for more. The Chorlton restaurant proved so popular that they’ve opened another in Altrincham and a third is to come this year in the Northern Quarter. Try the Pepper Steak box with Coconut rice and peas, and afterwards a ballin’ banana split for two.
The Drop, 356 Barlow Moor Rd, Manchester M21 8AZ
Anyone who has walked or cycled or driven with their window open down Chorlton Road will know exactly what Kool Runnings is. It’s a massive ‘van’ serving up some of the best Caribbean cuisine this side of the Atlantic – always fresh, always hot and always tasty. There’s almost always a queue too which tells you just how good this place is.
Chorlton Road next to the Sharon Full Gospel Church