Where to Get Jamaican Patties in Vancouver

It's freezing. Warm up with these fresh and heat-and-serve patties.

Oh boy, is it cold outside. (Edmonton transplants, please: I know you’ve felt colder. Weather isn’t a competition.) ‘Tis the climate for cozy comforts, and Jamaican patties top the list in terms of hearty feel-good food.

We’ve already waxed poetic about The Patty Shop, and there’s lots of other local spots to get homemade patties—fresh or frozen. Here’s a breakdown.

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1. The Real Patty Co.

The Real Patty Co. started as a quarantine endeavour, but the Simon’s family menu has grown to feature six different frozen patty varieties, plus lots of sauces (think jerk sauce, jerk ranch sauce and coconut curry sauce). They deliver “from Abbotsford to West Vancouver and everywhere in between.” These patties are known for being on the less-blended side—this is the place to go if you like those individual morsels of meat and potato.

2. Elbo Jamaican Patties

These handmade patties are sold by the dozen and come in classic flavours like jerk chicken and beef, but also some less-common but just-as-good options (like garden chilli and wild mushroom). They also serve Elbo chips (plantain) and rum cake. Everything is available for pickup at their 1370 East Georgia St location.

3. Morgan’s Harbour

These patties have been in the lower mainland for decades under the name Hibiscus Foods, and current owner Brian Chin rebranded the family endeavour as Morgan’s Harbour in 1994. The brand is named for the original owner, Chin’s uncle Edward Chang’s, Jamaican hometown. (Check out their full origin story here.) Morgan’s Harbour offers curry chicken, spicy beef, and a vegan stew peas patty—they’re available frozen in many Vancouver stores and for curbside pickup.

4. Mama B’s Jamaican Patties

Mama B’s frozen patties each come in 3 varieties: the original patty, the “Phatty Patty” (extra large) and “Patty Pockets” (smaller and good for sharing—they come in packs of 50). Flavours include beef, BBQ jerk pork, chicken, halal beef, halal jerk chicken and vegan. You can also determine spice (mild, medium or hot)… it’s truly a picky eater’s dream.

5. The Patty Shop

Of course we’re not leaving this spot off the list. No website, no social media, no problem. Head over to 4019 Macdonald Street from 10:30am to 7pm, Tuesday to Saturday and order like the old days—you won’t regret it.

6. Riddim & Spice

Commercial Drive restaurant Riddim & Spice’s menu (available for takeout on Uber Eats and Skip the Dishes) has beef, chicken or vegetarian patties on offer, plus jerk chicken, curry goat and oxtail plates.

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