Jamaica Food and Drink Festival

Discover Jamaica’s buzzing culinary scene at the Jamaica Food and Drink Festival, a four-day epicurean undertaking that tantalizes taste buds and delights all four senses, from November 7th to 10th in Kingston.

Previous editions of this famous Caribbean food festival featured events that brought together gourmands from all over the globe to sample mouthwatering Jamaican and international cuisine. Last year’s festivities showcased the bustling “Meet Street,” a vibrant marketplace overflowing with over 60 vendors where the very essence of Jamaican cuisine comes alive. Scenes at the event included award-winning jerk chicken sending its smoky aroma skyward alongside rows of glistening platters of fresh seafood promising a sweet and succulent bite. Tempting street food such as spicy patties, sweet and flaky coco bread, and irresistible Jamaican rum cake also made their way to hungry festival-goers’ platters.

The Jamaica Food and Drink Festival is more than just a culinary playground. Previous themed events like “Picante: Spice + Spirits” dove into Jamaica’s fiery side, showcasing dishes that set taste buds ablaze with the legendary Scotch Bonnet pepper.  Legendary “boozy brunches” were also held amidst the cool hills of Kingston that boast breathtaking cityscapes – the perfect finale to hungry guests’ immersive culinary journey.

Beyond the feast, the festival also offers a vibrant cultural tapestry. Local artisans showcase their exquisite handmade crafts and homeware, presenting an opportunity to take home a piece of Jamaican artistry. Family-friendly activities like community tours, face painting, and exciting fairground rides ensure a fun-filled experience for all ages. With live music pulsating throughout the weekend, the festival vibrates with an infectious energy that will leave you swaying to the irresistible rhythms of reggae.

While details regarding the 2024 lineup haven’t been unveiled yet, stay tuned for exciting announcements that promise an unforgettable Jamaican culinary journey at the Jamaica Food and Drink Festival.

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    Event Detail

    November 7, 2024
    November 10, 2024
    Kingston, Jamaica