993 Columbus Ave (108-109th street)
Eleanor and her son Kai — the co-owners of Freda’s — have been in the neighborhood for thirty years and has experienced the transformation of Bloomingdale: from streets filled with drugs to a friendly, culturally-diverse neighborhood. In 2009, Freda’s was the only restaurant on Columbus Avenue besides Crepes on Columbus and still is the only Caribbean restaurant in the neighborhood.”
“As customers walked out with two big trays of catered food for their grandmother’s birthday party, the customers said, “Thank you, Eleanor,” demonstrating the intimate and friendly relations she has with her customers.”
What kind of cuisine is featured?
Freda’s sells traditional Caribbean food from Trinidad — hometown of Eleanor’s grandmother. All their dishes are authentic, and they also sell Roti (bread) which were brought to the Caribbean islands from India in the 1800s.
What makes Freda special?
“Freda’s sells traditional Caribbean food from Trinidad — hometown of Eleanor’s grandmother. All their dishes are authentic, and they also sell Roti (bread) which were brought to the Caribbean islands from India in the 1800s.
Eleanor and Kai have created a friendly, welcoming environment, maintaining personal relationships with their local customers.
Freda’s has a lunch menu as well as delivery options through Postmates. On the go, quick lunch break or even from home, Freda’s is a great option.
The customer base of Freda’s is diverse including African American, Haitian, Asian, White populations. Being able to maintain a diverse customer base shows that the food of Freda’s is favored by all!
What is popular on the menu?
Oxtail: the only beef dish they sell!
Average Meal Price: $20 per person
993 Columbus Ave
feature by: Seungmin (Helen) Lee