Faith's Pen, Saint Ann Parish, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
- Website: http://faithspenreststop.com/
Jamaica's favorite travel stop is marked by a humble strip of vendors along the road which winds down Mount Diablo and into St Ann. Located in the midst of bauxite-rich country, Faith’s Pen appears where the climb up "the devil's mountain" levels off and marks the beginning of the descent to the north coast. The short strip of neat stalls, which is set against a backdrop of brilliant red earth and bright green mountains, exudes vitality, with loud Reggae music pulsating throughout and the smell of roast breadfruit and jerk smoke wafting through the air. At Faith’s Pen, one can buy roast corn, steamed fish, cow cod soup, mannish water, roots wine, honey and many other delectable Jamaican foods. Over the years, each vendor has created his/her own niche, and nearly all have their faithful clientele. The oldest and most popular spots are easy to identify; they are the ones with throngs of people waiting patiently to be served. In short, Faith's Pen is probably the best place on the island to sample traditional Jamaican food at its best, and the range and choice, coupled with the welcoming smiles of vendors, reminds one of just how special this island is.
Miss Cherry (of Cherry's One Stop) has been selling at Faith's Pen for as long as anyone can remember. She is almost always there, except of course the days she goes down to the Linstead Market to get fresh produce for her stall. But don't just take our word for it. With over 15 stalls to choose from, you can make a meal by getting each part from a different vendor. The next best way to go about trying it all is to stop more than once, although veterans of the stop will tell you that even after many years they still haven't tried everything available!
Every Day 7:00 am - 10:00 pm