West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Launch First Ever Caribbean Restaurant Week New York

June 16, 2014

Taste the Caribbean in NYC at more than 30 Restaurants June 22-28

 The West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), producers of the New York Caribbean Carnival on Labor Day and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce have partnered to produce the first Caribbean Restaurant Week in New York from June 22nd – 28th. 

Participating restaurants will showcase the many cultures and cuisines that originate in the Caribbean. Foodies can discover a multitude of bold and bright flavors including delicious callaloo, griot, roti, stewed or jerk meats, and ice-cold beverages featuring Caribbean fruit and rums. Over 29 restaurants across New York City are expected to participate and they are listed below. 

“New York City is rich in Caribbean history and culture, and we look forward to supporting and promoting Caribbean restaurants in our area,” said William Howard, WIADCA’s President.

“Caribbean restaurant week is the perfect opportunity to experience that flavor and excitement that this community bring to all of our neighborhoods,” said Brooklyn Chamber President and CEO Carlo A. Scissura.”After the launch of our Italian and Kosher Restaurant weeks, Caribbean Heritage Month was a perfect opportunity to work with WIADCA to celebrate contributions the Caribbean community has made to our city’s culture. We are excited to try all of the phenomal foods and drinks that will be available.”  

Caribbean Restaurant Week is one of the many activities marking Caribbean History month (Caribe), which is celebrated annually in June in New York. Other 2014 Caribbean Month events include a Mas workshop (teaching Carnival costume design), a Caribbean Heritage Month Presentation for high school students, and the “Make Music New York Concert” at Ronald McNair Park. 

“D’Savannah Bar and Lounge is honored to be a part of the very first Caribbean Restaurant Week in New York,” said D’Savannah owner Natalie Lamming. “We applaud West Indian American Day Carnival Association and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce on their efforts to showcase/promote not just Caribbean businesses but Caribbean culture. Caribbean cuisine is a very big part of our culture, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month than by participating in this history-making event.”

The Caribbean American Chamber Of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (CACCI), has signed on as a community partner for Caribbean Restaurant Week. “As we continue our collaboration with BCC and with WIADCA, we are pleased to support the partnering between BCC and WIADCA as it bridges the celebration of Caribbean culture with a much needed promotional platform for our business establishments. CACCI is proud to continue to serve as a community partner for this event and others in the future.” said Dr. Roy A Hastick, Sr. President / CEO / Founder of CACCI.

West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) is a nonprofit 501 © 3 tax-exempt organization, comprised of volunteers dedicated to promoting Caribbean culture. WIADCA hosts educational forums, cultural workshops, networking, and special events annually to broaden community involvement and educational goals. Annually, WIADCA presents the New York Caribbean Carnival, a spectacular parade on Brooklyn’s famous Eastern Parkway that attracts over a million spectators. 

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is a membership based, business assistance organization, which represents the interests of over 1,700 member businesses, as well as businesses across the borough of Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Alliance is the not-for-profit economic development organization of the Chamber, which works to address the needs of businesses through direct business assistance programs. 

For more information on Caribbean Restaurant Week New York, CARIBE, and the New York Caribbean Carnival, please visit: 

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Participating Restaurants


Eat-in Restaurants

Culpeppers1082 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225Jamaica Grill321 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216 
D’Savannah Bar and Lounge1460 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210 Kombit Bar & Restaurant279 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 
Footprints Café1521 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224 Milk River960 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 
Footprints Café1377 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 1121Samuel’s Top Ranking Fish Shop33-15 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203 
Footprints Café5814 Clarendon Rd., Brooklyn, NY 11203 Sugar Cane Restaurant238 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217 
Glady’s788 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238  Super Wings NY
 888 Utica Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203 
 Trini Breakfast Shed32-09 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226 
Ideya Brooklyn636 Carlton Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 Vivid Café4617 Ave. D, Brooklyn, NY 11203 
Janelle’s Restaurant671 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 


Take Out Restaurants

A & P Roti & Pastry Shop4902 Church Ave., Brooklyn NY 11203 Picky Eaters1166 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn NY 11225 
Allan’s Bakery1109 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225 Punch Line Smoothies & Juice Bar701 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216 
D&P Restaurant34-05 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203 Secrets NYC724 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216 
FisHnet Inc.3814 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203 Super Wings NY
 1218 Union St., Brooklyn, NY 11225 
 Tastee Pattee Ltd.31-22 Church Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226 
Island Burger915 Utica Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203    


Eat-In Restaurants

Negril Village NYC70 W 3rd St., New York, NY 10012 SOB’S204 Varrick St., New York, NY 10014 


Take Out Restaurants

Creole Buffet216-19 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights, NY 11411 Sybil’s Bakery & Restaurant159-24 Hillside Ave., New York, NY 11432