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Best Authentic Caribbean and West African Cuisine of the DMV

Good Homestyle Island Cooking Served Right in Your Neighborhood

As the Sierra Leone runs through my blood, I can testify that no other venue in the DMV cooks and serves Cassava Leaves better than Chef Mosada at Sweet Kitchen. If you wanna try local good food, try here first! ~ Certified Flirts, local guide.

Jerk Chicken with Beans and Rice.

Caribbean and West African cuisine is a unique combination of African, Cajun, Creole, Amerindian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern cultures. It is as unique in its taste as it is as rich in its history.

The most common ingredients used are rice, plantains, beans, cassava, tomatoes, chickpeas, cilantro, and coconut along with various meats such as poultry, fish, pork, and beef. Spices such as coriander, ginger, and thyme are used sparingly but knowingly giving the dishes a very distinct flavor and appeal. Chili peppers add delicious flavor and just the right amount of heat to these delicious and memorable dishes.

Sweet Sweet Kitchen is DMV’s best kept secret. Located in the heart of downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, it is a place that will give you that “island” kind of feeling. They deliver mouth-watering Caribbean and West African food that is not only delicious and authentic but will also make your taste buds sing.

I eat at this restaurant often and can attest to the quality and goodness of their dishes. What I love most, is the “home-like” environment and “feel” of the food. It reminds me of that favorite aunt or relative that can cook – food that was cooked straight from the comfort of their own kitchen. And the taste and aroma…oh my goodness!

Sweet Sweet Kitchen also gives you value for your money. The portion sizes are enough to eat some for lunch and then save some to eat later for dinner. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant.

Popular Items on the Menu

  • Kamala Harris Curry Chicken – Sweet, savory, and fit for a president. ($14.99)

  • Jerk Chicken – Addictive, aromatic, and packed with heat. This dish will keep you coming back for more! ($14.99)

  • Brown Stew Chicken Dish – A local favorite. ($14.99)

  • Brown Stew Snapper – A slightly sweet, gentle, and savory dish made from moist lean meat. ($22.99)

  • Sweet Sweet Caribbean Oxtail – Cooked steaming, light with ginger and thyme, pungent with allspice and soy. ($25.00)

  • Plantains

  • Rice and Beans

  • Jollof Rice – Smokey and spicey with a hint of sweetness. ($5.00)

Sierra Leone Specialties

  • Cassava Leaves Dish – “The heartbeat of Sierra Leone culture. Cassava Leaves has a dynamic range in taste and is guaranteed to satisfy your hunger cravings.” ~ Sweet Sweet Kitchen.

  • Potato Greens Dish – Delicious and tasty! ($18.99)

  • Peanut Butter Stew – Blended and sauté with the best ingredients, this dish will ignite the warm feeling inside you. ($14.99)

Delicious, mouth-watering Oxtail.

So, there you have it: Good homestyle island cooking, authentic Caribbean and West African cuisine, and quality value for your money!

What else could you possibly ask for? To see their full menu and to make an order, please visit Sweet Sweet Kitchen at their website. Get $3 off your first order when you order through DoorDash.

Sweet Sweet Kitchen: A Taste of the Islands!

*Open every day of the week starting at noon.

Sweet Sweet Kitchen Received 4.6 stars on Google Reviews!

Author Bio

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Isabella Boston is a multi-talented writer and the Founder of Bella’s Attic Studio. She has several years of experience in content writing, copywriting, and social media strategies. She is the author of the romantic and rare memoir, Passion of Flames. Isabella is currently working to spread awareness on the dangers and inhumanity of human sex trafficking. She has special interests in fashion and beauty, health and wellness, and natural healing as it pertains to the body, mind and soul. When Isabella is not writing, she enjoys playing the violin, learning new languages (currently Italian), and reading books of substance.

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