Peppa’s Jerk Chicken Restaurant

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80 Good

Tangy, peppery, tender jerk chicken that would have done Bob Marley proud.

738 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11226

646-683-6012

http://peppasonline.com/

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The lowdown

It would be easy to walk by the original Peppa’s location, in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, without so much as a glance — it’s completely nondescript and even empty-looking, with just a few magazine racks up front and no seating. Behind the counter, though, an incredibly efficient assembly line is churning out exceptional Jamaican jerk chicken, which gets finished on a hot, crowded griddle before being unceremoniously hacked into pieces and crammed into a Styrofoam clamshell. It’s everything jerk chicken should be: succulent meat; crispy, fatty, rendered skin that’s been perfectly seasoned to excite but not overwhelm the palate. For more of a punch, there’s a squeeze bottle full of thick, superhot jerk sauce flecked with chile seeds.

What you need to know

Recommended DishesJerk chicken; oxtail.

DrinksNo Alcohol