Discovering new flavours is one of the joys of eating. I was fortunate to be introduced to Caribbean dishes early in my life through family members from Trinidad. It's been tough to replicate at home since my coveted bag of West Indies spices has long been bare, and my roti never did turn out just right. I need more practice.
But with the arrival of Caribbean Stove Pick Up to St. Thomas, it's unlikely that I will be putting in the practice anytime soon.
The location at 647 Talbot St. is the second for the Lambkins, expanding from London earlier this year. Part of an expanding dream to share a taste of flavours from Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago across Ontario. Their plans developed as they grew tired of long trips to Toronto for an authentic taste of home after moving to Canada in 2014. After a few years of recipe development cooking for family and friends, the Lambkins opened the London location in 2018.
Caribbean Stove Pick Up is open Tuesday- Saturday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm for pick up and delivery; the Lambkins have enjoyed meeting new customers. The opportunity to hear about customers' Caribbean experiences and expand their palettes to try new flavours is rewarding for the pair. They encourage customers to share stories of their experiences and embrace the reminder of Caribbean getaways. It makes for a happy, fun-filled experience tying new memories with old ones. I love that food has that power.
Tamarind Syrup is another sweet bonus topping option to add. I loved the Tamarind syrup with the savoury flavours - it made a simple dish exceptional.
If you are looking to warm up this winter, head to Caribbean Stove Pick Up to experience the authentic flavours of the Caribbean in the heart of Downtown St. Thomas!
If you go 🌶️
Caribbean Stove is located at 647 Talbot St. and online ordering is available at www.caribbeanstovepickup.ca.