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Review: Zoe's Ghana Kitchen at Pop Brixton

If I was to write a piece about the gentrification of Brixton, the article would be 5,000 words long and I’d be expecting a grade and corrections at the end of it.

Suffice to say that Brixton has changed.

People like me who have lived in South London for their whole lives think they know Brixton very well, then they turn some inconspicuous corner and find something as unlikely as Pop Brixton – a trendy shipping container structure which is home to 50 equally on trend businesses.

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Review: Turtle Bay in Brixton

I wanted Turtle Bay to be great so bad that I pretended it was for a long time.

I mean, it was everything I ever dreamed of; the Caribbean food I so loved to eat, cocktails which I so love to drink, bougie décor inspired by the real restaurants of the Caribbean with familiar faces on the walls, hot pepper sauce and jerk barbecue sauce on every table – and all of this just a bus ride from home?!

But now it’s time to face facts – Turtle Bay is actually quite disappointing.

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Eating barbecue in Brixton – without the Jerk

It used to be the case that if you were going out to eat in Brixton, you were looking for Caribbean food and it was during the day – Healthy Eaters on Electric Avenue is my favourite place for jerk chicken, plus it’s walking distance from Ruach City Church.

But now, whether you like it or not, Brixton has changed; catering to new and old residents and visitors is Cabana Brixton.

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