Lakay is Home
The market of CloseToLakay was created to address the needs of Haitians all over the world, yearning to bring their culture to any and all environments that they choose to live in.
After years of continuously experiencing and witnessing family and friends struggle to source everyday Haitians goods and services, mostly retrieving items from recent visitors of Haiti or by physically going to primary Haitian American communities where these items are in abundance, the founders of the marketplace realized that there’s plenty of desire and appreciation for Haitian gifts and products, and that at all times, these items should be accessible in an easier and modern fashion
Jonathan Foucault Founder, CEO
A Haitian-American born and raised in Brooklyn, Jon is a Finance professional with a Masters in Business Administration and over 9 years of corporate and management experiences within Investment banking. In 2018, he acted on his dream to start an online marketplace to address the needs of Haitian’s all over the world. After years of continuously experiencing and witnessing family and friends struggle to source everyday Haitians goods, Jon realized that there was plenty of desire, appreciation and a need for a centralized place to get Haiti’s treasured gifts, but in an easier and accessible fashion. Jon has a passion for cater top, fulfilling and contributing to the needs of the ever growing Haitian diaspora. Contact him at Info@CloseToLakay.com
Don’t just listen to us. Here are what people say about us.
Best marmalade hands down is the pineapple. It goes great with breakfast and even better with lunch on a turkey swiss sandwich 😋😋 Literally I can’t get enough! This was a great find!
EXACTLY WHAT I ASKED FOR
The only way I was able to get chocola is if a family member brought some back from Haiti. So glad now I can order them and receive it right at my door step. I was able to make 3 batches
HAPPY TO WELCOME OUR NEW PILON!
Thanks SO MUCH for your care with my request for a replacement for our pilon that broke 25 years after I bought it in Miami. This one is far more elegant, nice and large, and will get quite a workout for epis in our family of four Haitian cooks–well packed, too. Thanks!