Earlier this year, Commonwealth Kitchen, a Dorchester-based non-profit incubator program for new food businesses, took over a kiosk near the ice rink in Cambridge’s Kendall Square (300B Athenaeum St. — across from 360 E. Kendall St.) in order to feature some of the incubator’s resident businesses.
A new one debuted in the space yesterday: Jamaica Mi Hungry — which also has a Boston food truck and a seasonal New Hampshire restaurant — will remain in operation at the kiosk until spring.
“We will be featuring members of our food business incubation community on a rotating basis in this space,” Commonwealth Kitchen explained on Facebook, and the non-profit has a three-year lease on the kiosk. (Note: Commonwealth Kitchen is not related to Steve Postal’s Commonwealth restaurant, which is located a short walk away.)
Before Commonwealth Kitchen took over the kiosk, the space played host to several other food businesses over the years, including ski resort fixture Waffle Cabin three years ago and a Redbones “rib shack” way back in 2012.
Commonwealth Kitchen’s commercial kitchen and commissary in Dorchester is home to almost four dozen businesses, including food trucks like Jamaica Mi Hungry, caterers, and more. Another of its partners, the Dining Car, previously popped up in the Kendall Square space.
Jamaica Mi Hungry’s tenure will run into the new year, as the business looks to open a brick-and-mortar space in the area. Founded in 2012 by chef Ernie Campbell, the company took its food truck out on the road in 2015 and added a seasonal restaurant on Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, in 2016.
As the name suggests, Jamaica Mi Hungry serves Jamaican food, such as curry goat, beef patties, sweet plantains, and more.
Jamaica Mi Hungry’s Kendall Square kiosk is open for weekday lunch only: Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Jamaica Mi Hungry [Official Site]