Debe Kitchen Opens, Serving Delicious Trinidadian Food In Flatbush, Brooklyn

What I’m about to tell you is going to make your mouth water — there’s a new Trinidadian spot in New York City! Debe Kitchen, located in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn opened its doors on July 3rd.

The owner, Wendy Kamal is carrying on her family’s tradition with Debe Kitchen. The restaurant originally started in her hometown Debe, Trinidad and Tobago.

Debe Kitchen Trinidadian Flatbush
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About the owner

Kamal has been working on bringing her family’s traditional recipes to Brooklyn for the past two years. She tells Caribbean Life, “All of my family members are cooks, and we all live in New York.” Kamal’s mother, sister, and other family members were by her side at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 3rd. 

The restaurant owner is also a professional dancer as well as the co-founder and instructor of the David Alli Dance Academy located in Queens. 

Trini food for the soul

Debe Kitchen is part of the BID Flatbush Business Improvement Development District, bringing business to the neighborhood also known as “Little Caribbean.”

The restaurant has an array of Trinidadian dishes such as doubles, roti, desserts, drinks, and more. All of the dishes were served in the restaurant’s original location in Trinidad.

Richard David, District Leader AD 31 tells Caribbean Life, “When I walked into Debe, I smelled incense, so I knew the staff started the day with prayers, that is what this is about, family, tradition, serving and giving with love, beautiful food, and culture to all of New York.”

Debe Kitchen is located at 2124 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210. The restaurant offers both eat-in and take-out service and is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

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