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A Sandwich a Day: Doubles at A&A Bake and Doubles Shop

A Sandwich a Day Carey Jones 2 comments

If I lived in Bed-Stuy, I have to believe that my food expenses would plummet, just because I could live off dollar-fifty chickpea-flatbread sandwiches, or doubles. And the ones at A&A Bake and Doubles Shop make me pretty happy for six quarters. More

Cheap Eats: Five Great Doubles In Bed-Stuy & Crown Heights

Jamie Feldmar 5 comments

It's hard not to love doubles, the handheld street snack that's as ubiquitous in Trinidad and Tobago as hot dogs are in New York: they're cheap, filling, healthyish, and open to plenty of recipe improvisation at the hands of skilled street vendors. Doubles are a sandwich consisting of two pieces (hence the name) of fried turmeric-spiked quick bread called bara and a filling of curried channa, or chickpeas, optimally laced with shado beni, a West Indian herb that's a stronger cousin to cilantro. Toppings include a vinegary Scotch Bonnet-infused hot sauce and tamarind chutney, and the harder to find (but equally delicious) cucumber or mango chutneys. More

Greatest Hits of 'A Sandwich A Day': Top 5 'Not Quite' Sandwiches

Carey Jones 3 comments

Editor's note: It's been three months since we launched A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. And with so many happy lunches behind us, we thought it was high time to look back at the... More

A Sandwich a Day: Doubles at Ali's Trinidad Roti Shop

A Sandwich a Day J. Kenji López-Alt 6 comments

Not to be confused with the other two inferior Ali's Roti Shops in Brooklyn, Ali's Trinidad & Tobago Roti Deli Grocery in Bed-Stuy serves what are probably the best doubles ($1.25) this side of Trinidad. For a quarter of the cost of a Di Fara slice, you get a sweet and spicy chickpea curry that's flavored with tamarind and sandwiched between two disks of turmeric-scented deep-fried, naan-like bread known as "bara." More

More Doubles in Brooklyn

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Photo: Brokelyn Yesterday, our Joe DiStefano wrote about the Trinidadian sandwiches called doubles, "two fried pieces of bara bread stuffed with channa, or curried chick peas." Brooklyn food blog Brokelyn has three suggestions in Bed-Stuy: A&A Bake and Doubles, Ali's... More

Scenes from Diwali in Richmond Hill, Queens

Joe DiStefano 1 comment

[Photos: Joe DiStefano] Saturday marked the last day of the Hindu holiday Diwali, otherwise known as the Festival of Lights. It was also the first and last day Sikhs celebrate Diwali. I know this only because I called Harpreet... More

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