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Old 07-26-2018, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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Restaurants need a certain amount of non-neighborhood residents to frequent their establishments in order to survive. People don't go to SE Queens to eat. There is also a lack of diversity. And people don't typically chaseafter West Indian food like they do Asian, Mexican, European, etc...
Be specific about Europe and I think Jamaican food is popular or can be popular but Caribbean restaurant owners have poor manners that sort of halt them from expanding to everyone else.

The few Caribbean restaurants in downtown Brooklyn areas and Manhattan are pretty successful.
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Old 07-27-2018, 02:36 AM
 
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Be specific about Europe and I think Jamaican food is popular or can be popular but Caribbean restaurant owners have poor manners that sort of halt them from expanding to everyone else.

The few Caribbean restaurants in downtown Brooklyn areas and Manhattan are pretty successful.
I find that Jamaican food is just so common iack parts of NYC that I wouldn't seek it out if I was in a destination neighborhood like the East Village.. By that I mean I'm so used to getting it throuhought large chunks of Brooklyn, Queens (plus there are like 5 Jamaican restaurants in Baldwin) so I would seek out something less common if I were in a neighborhood with a lot of restaurant diversity.

It also seems like Jamaican food takes the spot as the city's black food as opposed to soul food, Jamaican food even seems very popular among AAs.
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Old 07-27-2018, 02:45 AM
 
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Soul food shouldn’t be eaten in Queens. Harlem has the best soul food. Bed Stuy not to shabby either!

Yea Corona doesn’t have as much public housing as Brownsville either
Why is soul food in Queens so mediocre? There are so many AAs so that shouldn't be the case!

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As long as the restaurant sells dope food and the word gets around town it will survive.

Also the Caribbean is mixed racially so Chinese and Indian food isn’t something that’s new to Caribbean’s
Well yeah, I guess there just haven't been enough pioneers yet. I do notice that a Mexican restaurant recently opened in Hollis, which I'm pretty sure does not have a large Mexican population.

I do see black people eat at Raagini (our 1 Indian restaurant) in Baldwin, and I wonder if part of that is the West Indian connection. Plus I see black people in various restaurants on Cortelyou Road, including Asian fusion.
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