Toppa Top 10: Miami’s Best West Indian Eats

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Words by Jesse Serwer and EchoSlim/Photos by Kevin Ornelas, Daison Osbourne, Martei Korley, Kolya Barnes and Erik Ebright—

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This weekend is Miami-Broward Carnival, which means folks from across the Caribbean and the diaspora are heading to South Florida for night after night of feting and liming. Food vendors will be in abundance at the carnival itself on Sunday, but that’s no excuse not to stop into some of the many great Caribbean eateries that can be found between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Among major metropolitan areas, only New York can claim a wider variety of Caribbean cuisine. No matter where you are in the 305, you’re not far from a good Jamaican, Bahamian or Haitian meal and, if you know where to look, quality Trini and Guyanese eats can be had, too. And we’re not even getting into food from Cuba and the Spanish-speaking countries of the Caribbean—that’s a whole separate list, entirely. (Look out for that in March—Calle Ocho time!)

So if you’re headed to Miami, already there, or planning a trip in the future, here’s 10 island outposts to get your nyam on. Click here to kick off our Caribbean culinary journey through MIA.

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