The Q at Parkside

(for those for whom the Parkside Q is their hometrain)

News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Shelley of Playkids Shares the 411 on Food

From Shelly Kramer came this great comment, worthy of its own special post:


As someone who eats from restaurants on Flatbush Ave nearly every day here's my go to list.

Jamaican Pride Bakery: Pumpkin Vegetable Soup (Friday Only). My husband is a big fan of their beef patties & meat loaf (seasoned beef in a more bread like dough, they don't have it regularly)

Blessings Herbs & Coffee: Egg, Avocado & Tomato Sandwich. Any/All salads

Errol's Caribbean Bakery: Veggie Patty, Callaloo (with or without Salt Fish) with Ground Provisions (I usually ask them to take off the oil)

Tugboat: Simple Sally Sandwich

Jus Fishy: Salmon Burger with Sweet Potato Fries (served with grilled pineapple, onions, & tomato). Also have a great seamed fish & veggie sides.

Scoops: BBQ Chunk with whichever grain they have for the day & veggie side they're serving. They also have great soup.

De Hot Pot: Doubles, but my new favorite is their Vegetable Roti (Pumpkin, Potato & Chickpea Chana)

Tip of the Tongue: 3 Bean Chili, Chicken Salad on a Croissant, Spinach & Chickpea Salad

Family Pizza: Slice

Golden Krust: Stew Chicken or Ox-Tail, rice & peas (ox-tail gravy on rice & peas) with steamed cabbage,

Out of the neighborhood, but deliver here: Ghandi Indian, A.M. Thai

I've found via eating a lot of Caribbean food over the last nine years, in this neighborhood, the Trini places season their food more consistently than the Jamaican restaurants. So if you're a person who wants your food to taste the same each time I'd stick to Scoops, De Hot Pot or Jus Fishy. If you like a more peppery flavor Errol's is your place...as my husband (native Yardie) says "they're heavy handed with the pepper"

6 comments:

ElizabethC said...

Trinidad Ali gets no love? Doubles, yum.

Kimplicated said...

Well, I guess I have the next week cut out for me. Thanks, Shelley!

Adrian said...

Ali's doubles, to me, suffer from a wonderbread-like texture. And isn't Gandhi, between Parkside and Clarkson on Bedford, "in the neighborhood?"

disco princess said...

Tip of the Tongue has seasonal items that may be here today and gone tomorrow. Over the winter, a vegan potato soup was offered; it was pretty tasty.

disco princess said...

Tip of the Tongue has seasonal items that may be here today and gone tomorrow. Over the winter, a vegan potato soup was offered; it was pretty tasty.

disco princess said...

By the way, I just came from Tip of the Tongue. It was open a little later than usual tonight because of its one year anniversary! (Wine, champagne and appetizers!) I just spoke to the gentlemen behind Tipp of the Tongue. I told them about the food conversation happening on this blog, and I said I'd love to talk them up as a dinner location if the establishment were open later. They might consider it if 1) they could find someone who specializes in savory stuff and 2) the demand is there for them to stay open later. I certainly would go there after 7 pm for a meal, but they'd need more than just me. ;)