Our Origins

offering delicious Caribbean cuisine

Our Timeline

well-known flagship restaurant

Our Cooking

warmth and hospitality

Our Passion

infused with warmth and love

 

Our Recipies

deelish recipe and others

Origins

The Real Jerk is a Toronto restaurant tradition. For three decades, Ed and Lily Pottinger have been offering delicious Caribbean cuisine in a laid back West Indian atmosphere: their iconic sunshiny logo is a beacon for good food and good times.

Timeline

In 1984, The Real Jerk opened its first Toronto location at Queen and Greenwood, before moving to its well-known flagship restaurant at the corner of Queen and Broadview.  The Jerk Pit on Richmond was hopping then too, winning awards for live reggae music.

Cooking

Over the years, Ed & Lily’s warmth and hospitality have made them beloved community members, and turned customers into friends.  City visitors and tourists who’ve found The Real Jerk in guides like Blog T.O. and Lonely Planet always return with friends.  Up, up!

Passion

What is The Real Jerk’s secret spice?  It’s owner and chef Lily Pottinger.

Lily’s passion for food started in her Jamaican childhood, and her traditional recipes – made Lily’s own over decades – are infused with warmth and love.

Recipies

The Real Jerk chef and co-owner Lily Pottinger recently shared some traditional Caribbean cooking on Canada AM. On the menu: Curry Shrimp.

For this deelish recipe and others, buy your own TRJ cookbook.

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