Riaz Philips' Top Caribbean Spots

Travel guide to the best Caribbean Food Spots in London with Riaz Philips
Riaz Philips

Riaz Philips' Top Caribbean Spots

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Riaz Philips

The debate on top Caribbean eateries across London is one that is heavily discussed, however if you had to single out one person to give you the insider sauce, it would be Riaz Phillips, author of Belly Full: Caribbean Food in the UK. Riaz draws on the owners’ individual journeys, whilst also showing the importance of their eateries as community hangouts - somewhere to come for a patty or a slice of rum cake, with several sides of chat, debates and music. Riaz’s not only tries showcases these often overlooked spots, but in doing so he explores the complex history of the Caribbean and those who migrated over to the UK. As Riaz says “food’s so important in the heritage of any region”, so check out his top spots below for an insight into the soul of Caribbean culture in London.

Cornfield Bakers

OG Bakery. Hardo bread, patties, spiced bun, bulla cake and more FRESH out the oven.

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Buster Mantis

Well refined and modern take. Head down on Wednesday nights for a Afro-sonic soundscape of live music and sing-a-longs.

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Ochi Caribbean

West London’s finest with a wall mural of signed celeb customers that deserves to be Grade II listed.

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One Stop

Harlesden NW10 institution.

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Peppers and Spice

Be prepared to queue out the door at lunchtimes and weekends (for a reason). A daily changing menu of every Jamaican fave.

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Roti Joupa

South London’s roti answer bringing Trinidad to our town with wraps, doubles and indo-trini sweets to send you into a food coma.

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Roti Stop

North London’s premier roti takeout spot. Meat-eaters and vegans both easily pleased.

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Smokey Jerkey

Keep it simple. Jerk pork, lamb or chicken or a mix of all. Best jerk in town easily.

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True Flavours

Be ready to wait and don't even think about asking the ladies where your food is. Go large mix. Infamous peppered steak and fry fish with sides.

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Wenty's Caribbean

One of the most incredible grocery shops in town, with hand-built rasta coloured shelving. Takeout round the back using their fresh ingredients.

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