Jamaican cuisine comes with a side of soul food at this tiny self-service restaurant. A steam table dominates the storefront with about a dozen savory selections. Pile on as much as you’d like; the food is just $5.59 a pound, and a typical Styrofoam carton laden with hearty grub goes for around six bucks. On the Caribbean side, you’ll find succulently tender, mildly spiced curried chicken and curried goat, and a meaty slice of king fish, fried and then stewed in tomato gravy. On the soul side, fried chicken and collard greens are unsurpassed. Though it’s unlikely that you’ll leave hungry, a $2.50 slice of red velvet cake will guarantee that you don’t.
|Venue name:||Yvonne Yvonne|
301 W 135th St between Frederick Douglass Blvd (Eighth Ave)
|Cross street:||and St. Nicholas Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–9pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, C to 135th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $7. Cash only|