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Think of Rite Spice Caribbean in Lynn as an extension of the Edmond family home. You might talk over the menu with Noyan Edmond, a New Orleans native with a kind face, who moves between the counter and the kitchen as needed. Her son, Julien Lebeau, could be helping his stepdad behind the stove. Noyan’s brother, Steven Arnold, designed the colorful space.
Complete with sparkling new take-out counter, massive Jamaican flag painted over the open kitchen, and a Bob Marley documentary playing on the TV, you get Caribbean comfort food. Just ask Jamaican-American cashier Natisha Dunnbar, who couldn’t be more enthused about what’s coming out of the kitchen. At the heart of the restaurant is Noyan’s husband, Shawn Edmond, who presides over the open kitchen in crisp chef whites and a towering toque.