After operating two locations in Brooklyn, Peppa’s Jerk Chicken officially opened a third spot on the Lower East Side in early 2021. It’s as exciting to eat a platter of charred jerk chicken and festivals from here as it as at their other restaurants. The chicken is just the right amount of smokey, and we highly recommend adding even more jerk sauce to your plate so that it coats every corner of caramelized plantains, and rice and peas.
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From old-school staples to restaurants changing the dining landscape of the neighborhood, these are our favorite spots on the Lower East Side.
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Schaller & Weber
Enjoy some beef wieners or a pastrami sandwich at Schaller & Weber at The Market Line on the Lower East Side.
Patacon Pisao is a tiny spot on the LES serving Venezuelan street food such as patacons (sandwiches with plantain discs in place of bread).
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Island Cz Cafe
If you want traditional Jamaican food in Crown Heights that transports you to Kingston or Ocho Rios, this is the spot.
Adá Supper Club
Adá Supper Club is a rotating delivery series featuring three-course meals from Black and female chefs focusing on foods of the African diaspora.
Jerk Pan is a great Jamaican food truck that’s parked right next to the J.P. Morgan building on 48th and Park Avenue in Midtown East.
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Saigon Social serves phenomenal Vietnamese food on the Lower East Side, and it’s one of our favorite new restaurants of 2020.
The Bun Hut
This casual spot on the LES serves curry goat roti, coconut shrimp bao, and plenty of other Caribbean dishes you want to order tonight.
Peppa’s Jerk Chicken
Peppa’s in Prospect Lefferts Gardens is a counter-service Caribbean spot about a block from the park.
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