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Serving the Tampa Bay area and State of Florida for over a decade.

About Island Flavors and Tings

Island Flavors and Tings provides a unique variety of the cultural richness of the Caribbean Islands with groceries, accessories, and delicious Jamaican cuisine.

Whether dining in, taking home or catering, you will find our menus to be filled with traditional Island favorites, seasoned to perfect with “a little bit a dis and a little bit a dat.”

Wanting to cherish the diverse heritage of the islands, Helena Josephs; the sole owner of Island Flavors and Tings, has found the right balance between savory and bright dishes locals have come to love.

An award-winning entrepreneur and female chef from Jamaica, Helena has been recognized by the media, government officials and civic organizations for her commitment to excellence in the food industry. Helena takes pride in ushering the flavors of the Caribbean to her restaurant and in her catering events. Her passion for bringing warm hospitality, fresh and delicious menu items is what keeps her customers coming back for more.

Helena is not only a successful business owner of Island Flavors and Tings and her catering company, The Caterer, but she is a community-focused resident of Pinellas County. She has donated resources to local nonprofits and utilizes local and regional vendors to help other small businesses grow.


2019 – LocalShops1 Community Award

2015 – Winner: Best Dish in the Biz Competition 

2010 – City of St. Petersburg Business Partner of the Year


2009 – Most Outstanding Business of the Year Finalist

2009 – Top 3 Women-Owned Business in Pinellas County

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Island Flavors and Tings

A unique showplace of the cultural richness of the Caribbean Islands. Shop groceries and accessories. Dine on the finest Jamaican cuisine at our location or yours. Chill to the reggae riddims and take worrying about your meal off your list.

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Go ahead and chill tonight.

Allow us to cook for you.

You deserve it.

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