Working, as I do, just south of the Assiniboine River, The Forks makes a great place to take a break and stop for lunch. It’s also home to Espresso Junction, so there’s a good coffee place on site to add a finishing touch to my meal.
The Forks has been in the news of late with the planned upgrades to their food court. I’ve been working my way through the various fast food options that are in the current food court. I’ve been to two or three recently, and the first on my list to write up is Bindy’s Caribbean Delight. I’m not sure how long Bindy’s has been part of the Forks, but it seems to have been there almost from the beginning. It’s been a number of years since I’ve been there. Regular readers will know by now that I have a great love of Caribbean Food, and particularly like the hot sauces.
Dining at Bindy’s
On my first visit I went for the curried beef platter. The first thing you might notice is that the portion size is quite large. This was true on both of my trips. There was also pita bread with the order. The curry flavour was quite rich, but as expected in a place that caters to a tourist crowd, rather mild. However, the hot sauce has plenty of bite and heat. I really appreciated that the beef was tender.
I also gave the Doubles a try. While I thought there was good flavour in the filling, and the chickpeas weren’t overly soft, I found the flat bread very tough. I really had to work to tear it apart with my teeth, and it was quite chewy.
The Curried Chicken with Salad that I had on my second visit was also pretty good. Again, thought, the flatbread that it was served with was very tough to chew. The toughness of the flat bread kept me from trying the roti.
Given that Deen’s is not far from St. Philip’s and Island Fusion isn’t that far away on Broadway, Bindy’s doesn’t score very high among my choices for Caribbean food. However, if you are at The Forks, it does make for good value and a good spot to introduce your less adventurous to Caribbean dining.