If you’re looking to escape this summer blaze, cool down and embrace the beautiful culture at these five black-owned businesses in Queens.
Many of the restaurants exude an island-style ambiance, where you can enjoy Jamaican cuisine and other Caribbean-inspired dishes. As you listen to the pulsating rhythms of a live reggae band, your mind may drift away to the breezy seas of the West Indies.
If your appetite calls for more American meals, you’ll appreciate some tasteful soul food at Vibes Bar and Restaurant. Want to try something more unique? Pa-Nash Restaurant and Lounge will offer a distinctive fusion called Eurosoul. Before dinner is served, read more about these splendid places below!
Consume high-quality Jamaican cuisine at The Door (Jamaica)
163-07 Baisley Blvd.
The Door is always open to you, especially if you relish in authentic Jamaican food. This prominent restaurant in Jamaica will provide a traditional taste of curry goat, jerk and brown stew chicken, substantial seafood choices plus more. The place is usually packed, so make sure to get there on time for the fun!
Diversify your taste buds at Pa-Nash Restaurant and Lounge (Rosedale)
144-14 243rd St.
You deserve to dine at an elegant setting where the food is equally enriched with flavor. Pa-Nash Restaurant and Lounge in Rosedale will serve you an unusual Eurosoul fusion, which combines Mediterranean, Caribbean and soul food options. You’ll admire the upscale venue’s banquette seating, fabric walls and luxurious chandeliers while satisfying your stomach.
Get some soul food in your system at Vibes Bar and Restaurant (Jamaica)
143-06 Liberty Ave.
In the mood for real soul food? You must visit Vibes for their impressive selection of chicken and waffles. You’ll truly love the red velvet waffles and chicken, sprinkled with powdered sugar and topped with whipped cream. The crispy chicken is fried to perfection, complementing a combination that was inspired by Southern recipes.
Sing and dance to a live reggae band at Henrica’s Restaurant and Lounge (Rosedale)
138-89 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Henrica’s Restaurant and Lounge will sweep you off your feet with its easygoing atmosphere and Jamaican vibrations. As you party to the live Jamaican band on Friday nights, order up some authentic Jamaican dishes with a Chinese fusion. You’ll get a kick out of the Jamaican codfish fritters, sweet and sour jerk chicken or pork, and escoveitched snapper. Some appetizing Chinese options are peppered steak with lo mein, pork fried rice or try the vegetable chop suey.
Extend your Jamaican craving at Jamaica Breeze Restaurant (East Elmhurst)
103-02 Astoria Blvd.
We’re sure your taste buds are still ready to explore what Jamaican restaurants have in store. Jamaica Breeze Restaurant in East Elmhurst is an essential buffet spot to pick and choose from your favorite Caribbean meals. The homemade dishes are worth every penny, especially when you can scoop up the lunch specials for $5.95!
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