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As if the near-ubiquitous waft of spice-infused jerk chicken and fried fish weren't a clear enough indicator, Crown Heights is the epicenter of Caribbean food in Brooklyn, spearheaded by tiny corner spots like Mandela Halal Buffet. The restaurant is hardly furnished, but with enough space for a few clean tables and seats, the halal spot a step up from your standard take-out place. You can still take your food to go, but the warm, savory promise of curry chicken, collard greens, and steamed cabbage might entice you to eat your order immediately.

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Mandela Halal Buffet

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As if the near-ubiquitous waft of spice-infused jerk chicken and fried fish weren't a clear enough indicator, Crown Heights is the epicenter of Caribbean food in Brooklyn, spearheaded by tiny corner spots like Mandela Halal Buffet. The restaurant is hardly furnished, but with enough space for a few clean tables and seats, the halal spot a step up from your standard take-out place. You can still take your food to go, but the warm, savory promise of curry chicken, collard greens, and steamed cabbage might entice you to eat your order immediately.