Caribbean Comfort Food at Miss Lily’s 7A

Caribbean Comfort Food at Miss Lily’s 7A

I don’t know if I’d necessarily describe myself as a foodie, but I do like to cook. In fact, over the years living in NYC, I’ve developed a proclivity for cooking the ethnic dishes popular in the neighbors I’ve inhabited. For example, when I lived in the mainly Caribbean-populated Crown Heights, Brooklyn, I became a master at cooking oxtail, jerk chicken, roti and rice. If you can’t tell, I love Caribbean food and recently got a taste of the islands (without leaving this island) at Miss Lily’s 7A in the East Village.

The colorful Jamaican eatery—complete with a bright, you-can’t-miss-it façade; as well as equally vibrant interiors (think kaleidoscopes of color and clashing patterns—an homage to 80s Jamaican diners)—is the perfect place to satisfy your Caribbean comfort food cravings. While there, I enjoyed the jerked chicken with marinated cucumber salad and mango chutney, which had just the right amount of kick. Although the drink menu features several Caribbean rum cocktails, I visited on National Tequila Day and opted for Roots & Culture—a strong elixir of Herradura Resposado Tequila, fresh lime, house-made ginger beer, and, of course, a dash of dark rum for good measure. I can’t wait to go back and see if the oxtail compares to my Crown Height’s kitchen creation. For more on the restaurant, click here. 

 

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