Aaaahh...... the Caribbean

Bedford crowned Caribbean food capital of the UK - and here's why

Billy Ocean sang it the best - we're all Caribbean Queens now

By Clare Turner
Friday, 3rd December 2021, 4:15 pm

Bedford may be known for its plethora of Italian restaurants and curry houses but when it comes to what really tickles our taste buds, Caribbean dishes come out on top.

Surprising right? But a 2021 Food Trends Report by meal box delivery company Hello Fresh has revealed Bedford people love Caribbean cuisine more than any other part of the UK.

It's all pretty scientific stuff, as Hello Fresh's data team looked into all orders for all cuisines - from British food to Zanzibar delicacies - between January 2020 and September 2021.

And out of that, it was actually Bedford that ordered the most Caribbean dishes to their homes in the UK.

So, here - especially while it's cold outside - we pay tribute with a small selection of just some of the Caribbean restaurants, takeaways and specialist shops in the town.

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