Best Soul Food - 2009
West Indies Soul Food - CLOSED
It's Sunday and you have a choice: go home and visit Mom, or head to the Midtown Global Market to catch Deep South Sundays at West Indies Soul Food. While Mom might do your laundry, she's also going to ask if you have a boyfriend. Again. That puts the win solidly with West Indies Soul Food, where on Sundays $11 gets you a meat of your choice, two sides, bread, and dessert, with options ranging from creamy homemade macaroni and cheese and fried chicken to cornbread dressing and gooey peach cobbler. Any other day of the week, diners can move easily between the Caribbean flavors of owner Sharon Richards-Noel's Trinidad homeland (think jerk chicken, ginger beer, and oxtail stew) and Southern staples like fried Cajun catfish and rib tips. If your guilt overwhelms you, Richards-Noel sells plenty of take-home items Mom can be bribed with, including your own bottle of West Indies jerk sauce and jerk seasoning.