I’ve been wanting to try Peckish Snack Bar since Josh Lurie wrote about it in Eater:
I finally had the chance to do so yesterday for lunch. And let me tell you, folks, this place is the real deal.
I got the dark meat jerk chicken and waffles. The jerk chicken was EXCELLENT. Moist and flavorful meat with beautifully crispy skin. I’ve never been to Jamaica, but my roommate in college was Jamaican and I ate many home-cooked meals prepared by his mummy. I used to venture deep into the outer boroughs of NYC in search of the best Caribbean food.
This may be the best jerk chicken I’ve ever had.
The waffles were great too. Baked to order so they were hot and crispy. Dusted with powdered sugar. And with just a hint of ginger spice that complemented the meat perfectly. I’d happily eat these for breakfast even without the chicken.
I also ordered some patties to go. Two curry chicken and one spinach. The chicken patties were excellent. Flavorful filling with a beautiful flaky crust. However, I was less a fan of the spinach. The crust was harder (it looked to be made with whole wheat) and the filling was too soft, more like creamed spinach than a real callaloo. One correction to the Eater article: the patties, while delicious, are not made in-house.
The place is family-run by three sisters who go out of their way to make sure you have a delicious and positive experience. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Absolutely worth a special trip.