Jerk chicken is something you can have any time of the day and feel satisfied. The Caribbean originated dish, often thought to be Jamaican, is considered the national dish of the islands. Jerk Chicken is the most sought after Caribbean dish in New York City, and they make it best here.
You needn’t navigate to Washington DC to find this wonder! There are plenty of restaurants in the big apple to satiate your spicy cravings!
Here’s a list of some of the best jerk chicken in New York City:
1. Peppa’s Jerk Chicken
The list would be incomplete without Peppa’s. This multi-chain restaurant serves some of the best jerk chicken in the city. You might not even notice the original location as you walk by but once you have the Jamaican jerk chicken here, it will be forever with you. The chicken is grilled to perfection with tender and juicy meat, sublimely rendered skin that is crispy and seasoned to the heavens. Ask for their super spicy sauce for extra hotness.
2. Exquisite Express
Exquisite Express and Peppa’s Jerk Chicken are the top contenders for the jerk chicken throne. Here the skin is crispier and has an almost nutty-tasting seasoning. The dish is served with a vinegar based thin sauce that perfectly balances it out. There are limited seating options so be prepared to make your chicken to-go!
3. The Food Sermon
The Food Sermon is a crammed up little space full of little high-low tables and seating. The jerk chicken here comes in cubes on a bed of beans and white rice with a side of coconut sauce to balance out the fiery flavour of the meat. With the exceptionally moist chicken, you can also order a side of veggies for an additional charge and make a full meal.