The dining scene along West Side Avenue is about to add a unique piece, as a Guyanese eatery is coming to an area of the city that officials have sought to revitalize into a destination.
The new restaurant, called Tropix: A Taste of Guyana is set to open at 733A West Side Avenue. Taking the space formerly occupied by a West Indian market that’s been closed for some time, signage for Tropix is already up outside the storefront.
Not to be confused with a similarly-named juice bar in The Heights, Tropix: ATOG will be a proper sit-down restaurant serving dishes like chicken, duck, or goat curry. Many different vegetable options will be featured on the menu, including rotis, or Indian flatbreads, and Dhal Puris, a split pea flatbread.
Owner Lucas Ramsundar tells Jersey Digs that Tropix will also feature some dishes that combine Guyanese flavors with other cuisines, including Indochinese fried rices, jerk chicken, and Chow Mein. “We will have a lot to offer and are very excited to bring this food to the neighborhood, which fuses East Indian and West Indian spices,” he says.
Tropix will have a few desserts as well, including their signature pineapple tart triangles. Homemade drinks round out the menu.
The restaurant, which will open its doors sometime this week, is in the city’s West Side neighborhood, a stone’s throw from Lincoln Park. It falls within an area of West Side Avenue that the City Council declared a “restaurant row” last year as part of an effort to jump-start the neighborhood.
Those interested in following the impending opening of Tropix can follow them on Instagram at the handle @tropixatog.