Strawberry Hill Hotel
Kingston is a feast for the senses. The city vibrates with reggae music; the streets shake with a cacophony of taxi and motorcycle horns; the air is smoky with the aromas of casserole chicken. While food has always been an integral part of the city’s charm, in recent years this facet has gone up a notch as chefs produce innovative and creative interpretations of Jamaican culinary traditions, securing the city’s place in the world. the world culinary map.
Downstairs on the floors you will find street food, Caribbean gourmet redefined, signature dishes from the various cultures of the island, vegetable flavors from the Rastafarian community and fresh seafood best eaten with sand between your toes. Up in the foothills, 3,500 feet in the lush Blue Mountains, a rich natural bounty of the earth comes to tables, accompanied by a serene breeze and calm clouds.
Kingston may not offer the quintessential sun and sand experience you’ll get on the coast, but it does ingrain visitors with its own spicy, raw, and unapologetic flavor of Jamaica.
lifestyle writer leisha won has lived in Kingston, Jamaica for the past 17 years and turned his passion for food into curating food events, including Jamaica’s first food market event, Kingston Kitchen.