The Caribbean is not a monolith!
Caribbean cuisine encompasses more than most people think.
It is a fusion of West African, Creole, Amerindian, European, Latin American, Indian/South Asian, North American, Chinese, and Middle Eastern influences. These traditions were brought from various countries to the Caribbean. Additionally, the population has created unique regional styles. Due to colonization, the Caribbean embodies a fusion of multiple influences: British, Spanish, Dutch, and French colonization brought their respective cuisines, which mixed with West African, Amerindian, East Asian, South Asian, and Arab influences from enslaved, indentured, and other laborers brought to work on the plantations.

Our contemporary menu with eclectic Caribbean and Latin American cuisine is inspired by traditional recipes from tropical places in the West Indies and Latin American region, such as Cuba, the Netherlands Antilles, Jamaica, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago, but also diaspora culture and cuisine from African, Asian and Middle Eastern countries.
Jamain Brigitha, founder and culinary powerhouse behind The Caribbean Housewife, brings her culinary heritage into every dish. Together with Roman-Sicilian sous chef Emilano Trebbi, she prepares eclectic culinary experiences, which reflect the world’s rich cultural history.

The Caribbean Housewife makes Hot Soul Soup, which is plant based, vegetarian, vegan, gluten- and lactose-free, and as far as possible made with organic or biodynamic products. Caribbean soup is a hearty affair. The soup dishes are often rich and seasoned with fresh herbs like thyme. There is no thin broth and the soup is not a “boring” first course. Instead, our soup is the star of the menu and the highlight of your day! Examples are the ‘Surinaamse Dame’, a creamy Surinamese peanut soup, ‘Take me to Trinidad & Tobago’, a cassava corn chowder, or the ‘Caribbean Queen’ a zesty carrot ginger soup with cashew nuts. We are currently developing our soup into a new convenience product! Next to unique soups we make vegetarian and vegan dishes, such as delicious salads, pão de quejio, cornbread, empanadas, jackfruit, pupusas, plantain, and desserts.

For those who want healthy home-made meals like our ‘Husmors Lasagne’, ‘Mac ‘n Cheese’, and ‘Chili sin Carne’. For the omnivores we occasionally offer options such as ‘Jerk Chicken’ or ‘Chicken ‘n Waffles’ on the menu. The last dish is also made in a vegan version with jackfruit. We make many amazing dishes with jackfruit, including curry, taco’s, and even burgers.

Our take-away service is back again! Please note that when we are booked with catering and events we can not offer take-away.

Our dinner events with a unique menu and natural wine or kombucha pairings from women producers.

At the iconic, old bridge tower on Knippelsbro, The Caribbean Housewife hosted plant-based dinners with natural wine pairings on Fridays in autumn from September 16 – December 16, 2022 and spring from February 17 – May 26, 2023.

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Jackfruit Tostada
By Agnes Saaby Thomsen