How the Islands Came to Crown Heights

October 18, 2016

Crown Heights, in central Brooklyn just east of Prospect Park, has been home to a large Caribbean community for decades. Immigrants from Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, and the rest of the West Indies have brought with them their distinctive cuisines, influenced by local flavors and cultures all over the world.

In this guide, we’ll take you to some of the institutions carrying on the food traditions of the Islands, especially along Nostrand Avenue, where West Indian shops and restaurants abound.

Watch the video, explore the neighborhood history, hear from local business owners, and taste the distinctive dishes of this eclectic cuisine — a blend of flavors from across the Caribbean, that has shaped the culinary landscape of Crown Heights.

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