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About Us

D & L Tropical Groceries specializes in selling food and spices from the Caribbean and Africa. It also offers a great take out menu of favorite Jamaican dishes like: Jerk Chicken, Curry Chicken, Oxtail, Ackee and Saltfish, Beef Patties, Chicken Patties, Veggie Patties and many other favorites. Check out our menu. It is located near the corner of Brooks Avenue and Genesee Street, just across the river from the University of Rochester.

About Us

D & L Tropical Groceries specializes in selling food and spices from the Caribbean and Africa.

Our Story

From the beginning

Since 1986, D&L Tropical Groceries has provided the largest selection of local and exotic fruits, vegetables, exotic spices and other Caribbean, African and Central American specialties in the area. They have been a pillar to the local community; serving as an example for all other local businesses in providing premium foods and service. They have won many awards throughout their 30 years of being in business. Their last award came on June 5th 2015 as Mayor Lovely Warren proclaimed hat this will be a day to honor D&l Tropical groceries.  

From the beginning

Since 1986, D&L Tropical Groceries has provided the largest selection of local and exotic fruits, vegetables, exotic spices and other Caribbean, African and Central American specialties in the area. They have been a pillar to the local community; serving as an example for all other local businesses in providing premium foods and service. They have won many awards throughout their 30 years of being in business. Their last award came on June 5th 2015 as Mayor Lovely Warren proclaimed hat this will be a day to honor D&l Tropical groceries.  

Awards & Recognition

Over the last 30 years, D&L Tropical Groceries has received many awards for their: commitment to the 19th ward, excellent service, and delicious Jamaican cuisine. Their awards are listed below.

Merchant of the year 2006 – Certificate of recognition


Monroe County Legislature

Service Award – 2008


Nigerian association of greater Rochester

Business Award 2006 – 2007


Rochester Genesee Valley Club

Man of distinction award – 2011


The Jefferson Avenue Seventh-day Adventist Men’s Ministry Department

for dedicated service to the Jamaican and Rochester Community – 2010


Rochester Jamaican Organization

Certificate of recognition 2012


Rochester Jamaican Organization

Merchant of the year award – 2006


19th Ward Community Association

2015 proclamation – Mayor Lovely Warren named June 5th 2015 a day to honor D&L Grocries


City Of Rochester – Office of the Mayor

Our Team

Linford Hamilton OWNER | CHEF | CLERK Linford Hamilton owns this fabulous Jamaican cuisine with his wife, Deloris Hamilton. He also cooks and serves as a clerk when he’s not doing the accounting and general administration for the business. He is also there when it opens, until it closes everyday.

Deloris Hamilton OWNER / CHEF / CLERK Deloris Hamilton owns this Fabulous Jamaican Cuisine with her husband, Linford Hamilton. She also cooks meals and serves as one the the chef’s. She is there when it opens, until it closes everyday.

Howard HEAD CHEF Not only does Howard have top-notch cooking skills coming from Jamaica, he’s brings a lot of talent and creativity with him. His cooking style represents Jamaican culture to the fullest.

Hours of Operation

MON – SAT 9:00am – 8:00pm

SUN We are closed

Drop Us a Line

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Call us

1-585-436-0460

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1-585-436-0460

or email: info@dandlgroceries.com