Situated in Angel, Islington, Jam Delish is a vegan Caribbean restaurant and cocktail bar. The restaurant was set up by siblings Jordan and Chyna in 2020, with the goal of sharing the delicious and authentic Caribbean food enjoyed by their grandparents with the London food scene. Jam Delish is just a 5 minute walk from Angel tube station, the entrance to the restaurant is tucked away on Tolpuddle Street, in the middle of the building.
The interiors are bright and inviting, with chairs and banquettes upholstered in shades of blue, and a vibrant living wall at one end of the restaurant. As well as tables for diners, there are also some seats at the bar for anyone nipping in to enjoy a few of the restaurants house cocktails.
Jordan and Chyna strongly feel there is a gap in the market for authentic Caribbean cuisine, fused with plant-based, vegan ingredients. The menu is entirely vegan, featuring dishes such as brown stew with oyster mushrooms and fried dumplings, served with smoked butternut squash puree, and crispy grilled aubergine served with Caribbean pepper sauce, fresh coconut yoghurt, pomegranate and crispy onions.
Desserts sound equally as tempting, with dishes such as chili chocolate brownie served with coconut sauce, and caramelized banana cake with a Lotus biscuit crumb, served with cream.
Sharers and larger plates are available at the weekend, and may include the Jam Delish fried "chicken" burger (vegan), and stacks of fluffy vegan pancakes served with whipped cream, toasted coconut and mango puree.
The cocktail offering at Jam Delish is unique and innovative too, with house mixes including a passion fruit rum punch, and a sorrel margarita. The blue lagoon also sounds a must, made with blue curacao, coconut syrup and pineapple juice.