Best Jamaican Patty - 2008
On a busy strip off 441 in Miami Gardens sits a strip mall devoted to all things Caribbean. While trying to hustle for a hard-to-come-by parking space in this tiny lot, you barely notice the plain-Jane storefront located in the middle of the complex. Patty Place is a walk-through, 300-square-foot take-out joint where you can find some of the best Jamaican patties outside of Kingston. Choose from selections ranging from sweet plantain to corned beef to the traditional ackee (a Jamaican fruit that tastes and looks like scrambled eggs) to our personal favorite, the callaloo loaf, a spinach-stuffed pastry that looks like an overgrown empanada. And these savory homemade patties go for no more than $1.50 a pop! Open for almost a decade, the simply named "Patty Place" serves the crispiest, flakiest, snap-crackle-poppiest patties that any homesick Jamaican will admit to tasting. No wonder the shop runs out of patties by 6 p.m. So get there early and buy a lot for the ride home!
Jamaican Patties have never tasted better anywhere outside of Jamaica. The Patty Place Jamaican patty give me the feeling of beeing back home. Great crust and filling and a superb customer service. BTW, try their Ackee loaf. Nice but pricey @ $4.00 a pop but a good brunch meal.
The best Patty is at Nice Mon, next door to this small hole in the wall. Nice Mon has great patty's but alright food. Thats the only thing I buy from Nice Mon