Jamaican food truck Queen’s Island Cuisine is reopening

Queen’s Island Cuisine serves up authentic Jamaican good — here’s how to celebrate the grand reopening.

Ripe plantains prepared by Queen's Island Cuisine

Try a mouthwatering side of plantains from Queen’s Island Cuisine.

Photo by Queen’s Island Cuisine

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Hungry for plantains, rice and peas, and jerk chicken? Us too. Luckily, you won’t have to wait long to satisfy your Jamaican food craving — just until Thursday, April 20, when Queen’s Island Cuisine food truck reopens.

The venture comes from Queenie Mcleod, a Jamaican native whose time cooking with her grandmother since age nine influences her recipes and techniques. After starting a catering operation in 2017, her food truck first opened in 2021 (she paused operations during the pandemic to work in the health field).

So, what can we expect from Queen’s Island Cuisine’s reopening?

The food

  • The menu includes jerk and brown stew chicken, whole red snapper, and curry goat.
  • Find sides like ripe plaintains, steamed cabbage, and coconut rice and peas.
  • All is prepared in traditional Jamiacan style — the jerk chicken marinates for 24 hours in a dry rub + wet rub before being grilled.
A red snapper topped with vegetables and sauce from Queen's Island Cuisine.

Whole red snapper is on the menu.

Photo by Queen’s Island Cuisine

The reopening event

  • Head to Black Wall Street in the River Arts District on Thursday, April 20 from 4-8 p.m.
  • The family-friendly event will have a DJ, merch giveaways, and games including Dominoes and a kids’ egg race.

Queen’s Island Cuisine is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. — you can order through DoorDash.

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