Jamaica Mi Hungry opens a permanent restaurant in Boston
A longtime Boston food truck opens its first permanent location in the area on Thursday, September 12. Jamaica Mi Hungry debuts in Jamaica Plain (225 Centre St.) at 11 a.m., bringing familiar items from its food truck menu to the neighborhood, along with additional specials. Word of the restaurant surfaced in March, and this is the business’s first permanent restaurant in the Boston area, although it operates a seasonal spot on Hampton Beach in New Hampshire.
Chef Ernie Campbell and general manager Aquila Kentish have worked with Dorchester’s food incubator CommonWealth Kitchen through the years, fueling the food truck operation as well as a temporary kiosk in Cambridge’s Kendall Square this year.
Now, in opening the permanent restaurant in Jamaica Plain, Campbell and Kentish are excited to add some new items to the menu, Kentish told Eater in an email. Customers may recognize the standbys like jerk chicken, sweet plantains, and rice and beans, while newcomers to the menu include ribs, coconut shrimp, and more. There are ample vegan options as well.
When Jamaica Mi Hungry kicks off business in JP on September 12, it will operate from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. through Saturday, September 14; stay tuned for hours following the opening weekend.