Vitality. Spirit. Energy. Livity. Whatever you call it, we all want more of it. While much of Western society has embraced processed protein powders, ultra-caffeinated beverages, and other scientific wonders, the Rastafarian lifestyle and culture provides a different approach best sampled in Basseterre at OJ’s Ital Cart.
What’s ital food? The approach is food that is fresh, natural, and from the earth. The ingredients never include chemical pesticides or fertilizers—they don’t even use salt with iodine.
At OJ’s you can experience quality ital cooking from a brightly painted, old food truck with permanently flattened tires and a line that often wraps around the block at lunchtime. The vibe is fast and fun. (So don’t fault them for cooking their food in metal pots and serving it in styrofoam! Both no-no’s in strict ital quarters.)
If you’re looking for great street food on St. Kitts, a visit to OJ’s Ital is vital.