If, like us, you are a keen walker - particularly when walking in the direction of somewhere that is going to feed you sensationally charred and spice-tingling jerk chicken and a carrier bag full of plantain - then let us recommend you head toward All Island Grill. The little restaurant in Dalston is neighboured by other Caribbean spots, but this, we think, is the one. There’s enormous hunks of homemade fried chicken, rich oxtail stew, and lots more. The jerk chicken has the kind of char that flakes away, and the chicken is impossibly moist even after a being warmed up. It’s a two person portion that can be effortlessly dispatched by one.
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Ararat Bread is a tiny bakery on Ridley Road that makes delicious meat or cheese topped naan flatbreads for a couple of quid or less.
Hacha is Dalston bar that makes a dangerously delicious margarita, and other tequila and mezcal drinks, alongside a small menu of tacos and ceviche.
You can get the best cocktails in Dalston at Three Sheets, a tiny bar and coffee shop that’s perfect for a drink with a friend or two.
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The Finsbury Park branch of the Trinidadian takeaway is an always reliable spot for a quick bite.
Ochi Caribbean Takeaway
A takeaway-only spot on Uxbridge Road serving Caribbean classics like curry goat and Jamaican patties.
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