All about portion at GYMSKITCHEN
WHEN IT comes to food, Jamaicans love it ‘nuff’. Portion was not a popular phrase as it is today. But still, not many eateries pay keen attention to serving size, but GymsKitchen is about to change that.
Located literally next to a gym on Dunrobin Avenue, coowner of the establishment Kenesha Miller told Food that she opened a little over a year ago. Seeing a gap that needed to be filled, she told Food, “In Jamaica, persons just eat whatever they feel like, with no limit on the amount of calories they consume. So it is quite natural for persons to go into a restaurant and order three boiled dumplings, two fingers of banana and a slice of potato along with their protein.”
She continued, “At GymsKitchen, we take the hassle out of what to eat with the two categories of food — post-workout or an anytime meal. In other words, you have
to earn your calories,” said Miller with a smile.
The post-workout dish is to be eaten after the most active part of your day as it contains the most carbohydrates. While the anytime dish replaces carbohydrates with good fats such as pear, nuts and seeds.
And just in case you were not aware of the portions and felt like you should get more, the sign is prominently displayed at the front of the building as the perfect reminder.
Not one to count calories? GymsKitchen makes it easy and with their delicious and wide array at dishes they are sure you wont’ mind.
The spinach stuffed chicken breast served with sweet potatoes and vegetables was nothing short of scrumptious, and surprisingly filling. Served with a blended fruit punch, it was the complement to a perfectly balanced meal, perfect for after a workout.
Open Mondays to Thursdays 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., patrons are not limited to takeout. Delivery as well as dine-in options are offered.
Anytime is good for a salad with Kenesha Miller.
Head chef Leon Francis walks out proudly with the banana protein shake made with the SPRY velocity nutrition vanilla protein.
One of the favourite anytime dishes, the smoked pork chops.
The tasty jerked chicken wheat wrap.
A great post-workout dish, the spinach stuffed chicken is served with sweet potatoes and vegetables
Natashia Mitchell refreshes herself with a green juice. Right: Rider Kishay Farquharson is ready for the road with freshly made orders.
Cool down anytime of day with a glass of blended fruit punch.
Fresh and ready for consumption, the Astoria salad.