Authentic Caribbean cooking!
Posted on 10 / 11 / 2010
Rootsie's was a fantastic experience! I had a hard time finding vegan food all week, as I was in meetings and had to stay close to the Marriott resort. On my last day there, I used the Happy Cow app and came across this hidden gem. It's definitly off the beaten path, but most cab drivers will know of it.
The place itself is tiny - one room, one table. Rootsie changes the menu daily depending on what he has in the garden. He'll scoop you up a large plate of food, and will explain to you that this is the authentic Caribbean cooking - his grandmother's recipes. The food was soooo tasty! He doesn't cook with oils at all, only with coconut milk. The fried cauliflower was to die for!
Rootsie himself is a very kind soul, and I had the priveledge of enjoying lunch and great conversation with him. I was really touched by the fact that during the course of my lunch, he stepped away to feed 3 local men that were hard on their luck. He is a really kind person, with a warm and caring heart, and this was an amazing experience.
I will be traveling to the islands for business every 3 months and will definitly go back every trip I take to visit Rootsie.
Healthy cuisine, Great, authentic food, local flavors
very limited seating