Today I drove up to this plaza with the intention of going to Boston Market. However, I parked, looked up, and realized I had no idea what "Nzuko" was, nor was it particularly easy to tell from the outside. I saw some signage indicating healthy and organic food, so I took a walk inside. It was about 2pm, so it wasn't particularly busy.
The lady at the ordering stand was helpful in guiding me toward gluten free choices (there are many and FYI I did not get the least bit sick from my meal, which means they are solidly gluten free choices) and also cautioned me not to order jerk chicken unless I like spicy food. How nice would it be if we were all cautioned before ordering something that could be too spicy? I thought that was really great.
My food was ready quickly and I was on my way. I ordered the jerk chicken with mushroom rice and two fried plantain strips. I was absolutely in heaven. While I don't think the jerk sauce was literally made that minute (it's just not feasible), it was very apparent that the food was fresh and healthy. The plantains were very fresh and at the perfect stage of ripeness. I truly can tell the difference with freshness and have become really picky with places lately. This restaurant is the real deal.
The signage noted that they pride themselves on healthy/organic ingredients, which I love. To me, this is worth the price. And, TBH, not sure what everyone is talking about with the portions. I had a huge plate of food for takeout and I think it was $11 for lunch. Good ingredients are expensive for a small business, it just is what it is. I for one am happy they are committed to quality.
The decor on the inside was just so quaint and well done. The colors were shades of grey and the art on the wall was adorable. Just great vibes all around. I told my husband we HAVE to come here soon to eat in. I'm dying to try their healing smoothies!!
If you like African/Caribbean food and also have dietary restrictions like vegan/gluten free, this place is worth seeking out.
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