5 restaurants where you can sample Stone Mountain’s Caribbean soul

Pienanny owner Tiffany Parkes takes us on a tour of her five favorite spots

March 2018Maya Kroth

Tiffany Parkes at Sunshine Jamaican Restaurant

Photograph by Gregory Miller

A huge Caribbean community in the shadow of the world’s largest Confederate memorial: Such is the paradox of Stone Mountain. As Atlanta’s Caribbean population has grown tenfold in the last 30 years, newcomers from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and beyond have put down roots here—and opened restaurants by the dozen in the strip malls that line Memorial Drive.

Tiffany Parkes grew up in Florida eating her Jamaican mother’s brown stew chicken. Today, as owner of Atlanta’s Pienanny, she makes Caribbean-inspired savory pies from oxtail, goat curry, and…

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