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20-Year-Old Jamaican Patty Maker Lloydie’s Is Setting up in Mile End

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Mile End will get a new Caribbean option in the near future, with Ville-St-Laurent-based Jamaican patty company Lloydie’s set to open a restaurant.

The restaurant will go into the former Crudessence space on St-Viateur West, near St-Urbain.

While Lloydie’s (the food company) is focused on making patties, the restaurant will be an all-round Jamaican spot, doing combo plates, sandwiches, and interestingly, poutines. While fusion poutines might raise some eyebrows, it’s worth noting that some other restaurants have executed them particularly well in the past — Chef Guru and Le Virunga, to name just two, so here’s hoping.

The menu is rounded out with a few sides (plantains, cucumber salad), some cakey desserts, tropical sodas, ginger beers, and imported beer. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they’ll also do patties, at an exceedingly reasonable two dollars each.

Jerk spices will be a big part of the offerings — the menu includes jerk pork and chicken, in plate and sandwich forms, as well as jerk fries. Other Jamaican staples, from oxtail to plantain also figure prominently. It’s a boost to Mile End’s Caribbean eating options — two other restaurants in the area, Le Jardin du Cari and Cuisine Caraïbe Delite are both Guyanese, with plenty of roti and curry, so Lloydie’s adds different options.

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Lloyd Tull, the man behind Lloydie’s, has been in the food business since the ‘80s, first just as a small-scale catering operation. In 1995, he went into food production, with a factory dedicated mostly to patties in Laval. That plant has since been upgraded to a bigger space in Ville-St-Laurent.

There’s no set opening date yet for Lloydie’s — but Mile Enders looking to test the patties in advance can get them at grocery store P.A.


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