After injuring my knee salsa dancing to Tito Puente in my kitchen, I was happy to learn Lakou Cafe, a Haitian community cafe in Weeksville, delivers. As a lover of jackfruit that I typically eat as whole fruit, I was excited to try their jerk jackfruit sandwich served with chickpeas, plantain chips, and salad. The tangy filling comes between two slices of country bread, which after one bite, I realized I preferred jackfruit as a stand-alone dish. So I ditched the bread, added some pikliz, and voila - I had a vegan low-carb meal. When I visit IRL, I plan on sampling their Haitian hot chocolate and legume stew with shrimp.
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