New York's Trini diaspora has settled across a few enclaves in Queens and Brooklyn, with casual restaurants, steam tables, and roti shops to feed them. Follow along on our tour to see what they're cooking.
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Lesser rotis can often be tough, dry and tasteless, but at Glenda's they're thin, well-seasoned, and perfectly tender.
Veronica's Kitchen is now a cart beloved by Wall Street office workers craving the spicy flavors of Trinidad for their day's lunch. But for Veronica Julien, opening the cart involved more than hard work—it called for divine intervention.
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.
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."
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...
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