In Jamaica, jerk chicken is cooked in mammoth fire pits. If you arrive at a restaurant at the wrong time, you’ll end up waiting a long time for the billowing smoke to pass and your chicken, served in tinfoil, to emerge.
At Allwyn’s Bakery, things are a little different. Located in Donwood Plaza, the tiny eatery has a simple sign with royal blue lettering that notes both its name and its fare: patties, jerk chicken, oxtail, and curry. But the main draw is the sandwich. For just $4.25 you get a mound of succulent, well-spiced chicken on a soft cocobun. The jerk seasoning consists of a melange of spices—cinnamon, cloves, ginger, star anise, allspice, and ground scotch bonnets for a kick. For some crunch and acidity, you can add slaw to the sandwich. And for the full Jamaican experience, order a beef patty too.