About this time every year, New Yorkers are covered with a constant layer of sticky sweat and city grime. All they dream about is escaping the 6 and boarding a six-hour flight to a tropical beach somewhere with seafood and pristine waters.

For those that want to get in the vacation mindset but can't afford a ticket out, there's Miss Lily's 7A.

Photo via Liz Barclay / Miss Lily's 

Photo via Liz Barclay / Miss Lily's 

The restaurant specializes in Jamaica. Good vibes, juice and jerk food aplenty. It's the perfect stop when 'noms strike when partying in the East Village.

During the summer, be sure to check out the restaurant's Tuesday night prix-fixe Jerk Crab Boil. $38 buys you six crabs, corn on the cob, pineapple coleslaw, banana pudding and way more. But our favorite add-on is the $22 six-pack of Red Stripe. 

109 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009
Cross street: 7th Street
Phone: 212.842.1482

Monday through Wednesday: 4 pm -- 12 am
Thursday and Friday: 4 pm -- 2 am
Saturday: 11 am -- 2 am
Sunday: 11 am -- 12 pm