Place

Jamaica Patty Co.

Where?
26 NEW ROW, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON, WC2N 4LA
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I love a pasty. I love those giant pizza-flavoured Italian pasties, I love those Cornish ones. I love those South American empana-sties, but my favourite pasty is the Jamaican, often misspelt as ‘patty’. Up until now it’s been hard to know where to get a good patty in London. You have to know a spot or luckily happen upon one. But thanks to the Jamaica Patty Company (JPC), those days are numbered. JPC aims to bring high-quality Jamaican food, mainly patties, to the UK. Island-born entrepreneur Theresa Roberts launched the company because she craved the flavoursome, baked-in-store patties of her homeland. Both the delicious fillings (we tried the beef and chicken) and the flaky, but rich, pastry have been developed by renowned chef and twice Caribbean Chef of the Year, Collin Brown. Wash them down with fresh juices pressed onsite – including sour sop, mango, and fresh coconut – or with a steaming Blue Mountain coffee. And if you fancy something sweet try some Tortuga rum cake (that’s Tortuga as in the brand not as in the Spanish word for tortoise!).