Caribbean Kitchen, a restaurant that opened along with NewBo City Market in 2012, has returned as a Shopkeeper after venturing into the food truck world for nearly five years.
Owner Patrick Rashed has been working in the restaurant business since the age of 12, cultivating a passion for authentic Jamaican cuisine in New York City after moving there from his native Jamaica.
Caribbean Kitchen focusses on "simple but extremely delicious" food, according to Patrick.
"Even though I'm Jamaican I want to introduce people to a lot of different flavors of the Caribbean," he said, adding that his menu will include Haitian, Cuban and Puerto Rican cuisine.
"It's so surreal that I'm back here," Patrick said. "But this place just feels like home to me."
As a NewBo City Market Shopkeeper, Patrick and his business will connect with thousands of customers each and every week.
Caribbean Kitchen will begin serving customers on August 27, 2021, and will continue to operate as a food truck outside of the Market.
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