Jamaica’s Consulate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, announces the launch of “Taste the Islands Philly,” a campaign to support and promote Caribbean restaurants in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The campaign aims to mitigate the adverse financial impact on restaurants caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign runs from October 1st, 2020, to October 30th, 2020 and is supported by several Caribbean organizations located in Philadelphia. The Global Jamaica Diaspora Council Northeast USA serves as co-host of the campaign in concert with the Consulate.
The campaign under the theme “Taste The Islands Philly” will invite Philadelphians to explore local Caribbean restaurants during October. “Taste The Islands Philly” will focus on the value, taste, and nutrition of Caribbean foods and explore Caribbean culture through food. The sponsors will execute this campaign via social media and highlight several of the best Caribbean restaurants.
Some of the featured Caribbean restaurants include but are not limited to, Reef Restaurant and Lounge, Ron’s Caribbean Cafe, 48th Street Grill, Cherish, Talk of The Town, Jamaica D’s, Carib Grill, K & J Dinner, and Little Delicious. Patrons can order Caribbean food for takeout or delivery from each restaurant.
For the full list of participating restaurants, including the address and contact information, please visit the website http://www.janed.org.
Several Caribbean community organizations also serve as supporters for the campaign, including Caribbean Festival and Cultural Committee, Young Caribbean Professional Network, Team Jamaica Bickle Philadelphia, Jamaica Trade Council, and Jamaicans United.
The organizers and supporters of “Taste the Islands Philly” will also support the digital media campaign with responsible socially distant in-person visits coordinated by Jamaica’s Honorary Consul in Philadelphia, Christopher Chaplin, Global Jamaica Diaspora Northeast USA Representative, Dr. Karren Dunkley, and other leaders from each of the participating community organizations.