Jamaican street food comes to Kettering

Newlands Centre: Kettering: Newlands Shopping Centre, Gold St Saturday August 20 2015 NNL-150815-205143009
Newlands Centre: Kettering: Newlands Shopping Centre, Gold St Saturday August 20 2015 NNL-150815-205143009

A Kettering couple hope to spice up the town’s culinary options as they get their Jamaican street food venture up-and-running today (Thursday).

Sylvaine Francis and Kevin Johnson will launch Jamaican Delight in the Newlands Centre, serving up traditional Jamaican patties.

The pair have been working on becoming part of the town centre since they first talked about making the move from deliveries and collections via phone nine months ago.

Sylvaine said: “Kevin has 10 years of experience in Caribbean restaurants and he is very good at making the patties.

“We have our regular customers and we’re hoping people in Kettering like them as much as we do.”

Caribbean street food has proved popular in the town on many Foodie Fridays with BoxFood serving up classics such as rice and peas and jerk chicken.

But Sylvaine and Kevin say they will be the only place in Kettering to get Jamaican street food almost every day of the week.

The couple, who moved to the town from London a year ago, will be selling their street food from a wooden hut at the Gold Street entrance, near Boots and Shoe Zone.

Patty fillings include chicken, salt fish, Sylvaine’s favourite halal lamb, beef, vegetables, and best-seller beef and cheese.

Also on sale will be pineapple and peach cake and orange cake as well as drinks such as supermalt and pineapple soda.

Jamaican Delight will be open from Monday to Saturday from 10am until 5.30pm.

They will also be holding ‘Try Something New Mondays’ with one free cocktail size vegetable patty for more than 60 new customers in October.