Ma Petite Jamaica – Camden

Vegan “mutton” dressed as lamb 🐑 {press meal}

This little Jamaican spot in Camden (@mapetitejamaica) has quite a big vegan menu and I was impressed by the vegan meats & flavours they’ve used to recreate some classic dishes 👏🏼

Here’s what I ate:

🥘 Jackfruit & vegan “mutton” curry, rice & peas, vegan slaw
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Yes but I’d be inclined to take the jackfruit out and focus on the mutton which was amazing. Such a good texture. I find jackfruit a bit juicy to be a decent meat sub when it’s in chunks. Still, I loved it. The flavours were beaut and the slaw so creamy
🏆 Fave dish

🍗 Vegan jerk “chicken”, rice & peas, slaw & fried plantain
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Yes. Again, very realistic texture to the “meat”. I’m not a jerk expert but I liked the flavours – had an aniseed taste to it which I liked. Don’t think we got any plantain

🌱 Vegetable Jamaican patty w/ sweet chilli compot, coco bread
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Yes. The patty was nice but I wouldn’t have minded a touch more flavour. The compot made up for this though

🌱 Vegetable fritters w/ sweet chilli dressing
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? No. Think this is just personal taste. Didn’t dislike them but found them a bit dense / dry

🌱 Festival
🤷🏼‍♀️ Order again? Yes. I liked eating this with the curry for a nice mixture of sweet and salty

🍨 Desserts: They offer a vegan brownie with salted caramel sauce & ice cream

🌱 You’ll notice I’m holding mac & cheese in the pic. When ordering, I thought this was vegan. Took a bite and realised it wasn’t (luckily my boyf was there to eat it) but I’d like to see clearer labelling to avoid mistakes like this

🍹They also offer bottomless brunch

🍽Name: @mapetitejamaica – Rum & Reggae Bar
📍Location: Camden
🌾Gluten Free Options? Yes
🌱100% Vegan Business? No
🍽 Cuisine: Jamaican
📦Leftovers: Yes – took them away to eat later
🌍Sustainability:⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣They use recyclable packaging and monitor their stock and menu portioning to prevent food waste
👨‍🍳 Owner is not Jamaican but the chefs are
♿️ Wheelchair friendly: No
🐶 Dog friendly: Yes but only outside on the terrace
🖤 MPJ invites a diverse range of bloggers to try their food

Ma Petite Jamaica is featured on my list of Best Vegan-Friendly Date Night Restaurants. To see the rest of the list, click here.

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