Perfect For:Quick EatsCasual Weeknight Dinner
If you want to eat Hatian food that’s tasty but also bound to have you reaching for a blanket and pillow after your last bite, head to Lawndale’s Fritay Lakay. Opening as early as 8:30am daily, start your day here with a plantain porridge, a yanm mash mixed with nuts and dried fruit, or breakfast spaghetti that tosses in bell peppers, onions, and sausage in a tomato sauce. On days where it’s cold enough that you’d need Gritty’s fur to keep you warm, go for the bouillon. It’s a stew that blends thick cuts of beef with carrots, noodles, plantains, and a broth that’ll fill you with more warmth than that blanket and pillow combo ever could.
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