Kingston Kitchen Jamaica made its return to the food market scene after a 2-year pandemic hiatus. ‘Foodies’ were heavily on location at Hope Gardens to indulge in the 10th anniversary staging of the premier Kingston food festival. It was a day out of fun and food fit for the whole family, from the early evening into the night. Over 50 vendors lined the green garden space with branded booths and food trucks showcasing culinary offerings. Patrons grazed tasty samples as menu items were prepared and served by local food artisans and chefs. A Kiddies Village kept younger and young-at-heart foodies thoroughly entertained with a selection of carnival rides, activities, and kid-friendly food favourites.
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Kingston Kitchen Jamaica: Night Market Food Court
Kingston Kitchen is an affordable, family-oriented event to learn about and sample local food and beverage vendors and their products. Tickets granted access to the main event and parking, while food and beverages of choice are purchased separately. Entertainment of the evening included live music by Saxophonist Van Creed and musical selections by DJ Narity and DJ Courtney, completed with intermittent dancers by the centre stage. The crowd got involved during brief dancing segments, in a flash mob-style choreography to local summer hit dances like LaLee Ranks’ ‘Leggo Di Bird’ and Ding Dong’s ‘Bounce’ .
- Gustazos XL cup holder, drink stirrer, mask, fan, highlighter, chord organizer
- Just Soup & Bread focaccia and coconut milk breads
- Ilahs Lemonaid mason jar cup + Kingston Kitchen lemonade coupon
- Lady Bee Mixology mimosa ice pop
- Sweet Treatz by Dee cookie
- Mels Sticky Jams Pine & Ginger jam spread
- Jamosa Kingston Kitchen coupon
- Veggie Meals on Wheels seasoning
- The Bagel Shoppe denim tote bag
- Trench Town ceramic art
- Beef Burgers loaded with coleslaw and a side of thick-cut fried Potato Wedges
- BBQ Sausage Bites served over Cheesy Macaroni
- Jerk Chicken-topped Tortilla Chips
- Sweet and Savoury Panini Sandwiches, with a mix of apple pie and ham
- Press Shop Co. Lemonade on hand to wash it all down.
Kingston Kitchen Jamaica (10th Anniversary) Wrap Up
Kingston Kitchen Night Market‘s 10th anniversary had a large turnout throughout the evening, with patrons of all ages and food limits! It was lovely to see the lawns of Hope Gardens heavily dotted with a food and fun-loving crowd. Judging by the lines at the various booths, vendors and artisans were undoubtedly able to satisfy the senses and rake in some new consumers. Even with the wide assortment of culinary offerings at Kingston Kitchen Jamaica, the open-air food court thankfully didn’t overwhelm the area with a jumble of aromas. The #eatgood movement has finally continued, and after this grand return I look forward to what the ‘pot ah bubble’ with next.