Miami's Five Best Jamaican Patties: The Power of a Proper Pastry
|Spicy beef patties at Mary Patties Inc.|
4. Marie Patties Inc.
In Palmetto Bay, not too far from ZooMiami, Marie Patties specializes in the spicy beef patty. They're made and baked in house and come in that unmistakable yellow-orange crust. The red dot on a patty signifies that it's spicy. Dozens continually emerge on trays from a back room only to fly out the door singly or by the dozen. We suggest you grab a Ting, a Jamaican grapefruit soda, to cool down if things get too hot.
|Note the color of the crust.|
3. The Patty Place
This 300-square-foot take-out joint took the award for Best Jamaican Patty in 2008 and hasn't let up since. You know it's true because on most days they're sold out by the early evening. You'll never pay more than $1.50 per patty and choices range from corned beef to ackee to callaloo.