Though the Caribbean isles are well known to outsiders, Caribbean cuisine remains a hidden gem due to tourists frequently subsisting solely off a paste made from sand, ocean water, and puréed linen pants. Uncover the edible treasure of the tropics with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of authentic Jamaican fare and nonalcoholic drinks at The Jerk Pit.
The Jerk Pit’s culinary curators infuse traditional jerk seasoning into a menu of authentic Jamaican cuisine. Warm coco bread hugs the Maroon Melt’s tender jerk-marinated chicken breast, grilled vegetables, and melted cheese ($7). Curried goat dances with rice and fried plantains ($10), and jerk pork arrives yard-style with an arsenal of rolls and coleslaw ($6–$12). Like a food-pyramid peace accord, fruits, veggies, and meats find common ground in the leafy embrace of the Mango Walk salad, where a foundation of greens cradles mild curried chicken salad and mango chutney ($8.50).
The Jerk Pit
Cooks at The Jerk Pit season chicken, shrimp, pork, and even vegetarian tempeh with Jamaican jerk spices, crafting traditional dishes suitable for a variety of diets. Inside the kitchen, aromas of slow-cooking meats waft through the air as chefs prep classics such as oxtail and curried goat. For lighter fare, they’ll crown mild curried-chicken salad with mango chutney for a dish that combines sweet and savory, like Shirley Temple’s daily bath in Worcestershire sauce.