A Quick Jerk from a Center City Cart

With most food carts around Suburban Station serving ye ol halal combo or breakfast sandwiches, it is easy to miss Caribbean Palm- a cart on 18th and Market serving Caribbean platters. The pictures of oxtail help separate it from the other chicken and rice platters carts.

I went with a small plate of jerk chicken with rice & beans and mac & cheese ($8). The mac and cheese was that satisfyingly familiar, standard mush of overcooked macaroni and fake cheese. The rice and beans were on the sweet side. But the jerk chicken was quite good- the nicely cooked meat wasn’t over-sauced or too spicy.

It was a  lot of food for $8 and a lunch I would recommend trying. Maybe I would try the yams or cabbage to replace the rice.  Other menu items include curry, bbq, and stew chicken, and oxtail, goat, and fried whiting.  Have you checked out this cart?

Caribbean Palm, 18th and Market, 267 474 0184



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