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Bwana Sil Jun 23, 2004 12:22 PM

Any good roti shops in Mississauga ?

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    Steve Jun 23, 2004 02:11 PM

    What about Toronto itself? Any good roti shops? I saw in a previous post that D & D at Gerrard and Greenwood had good lamb curry but how is their roti?

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      Stranger Jun 23, 2004 04:09 PM

      There are *many* roti shops in Mississaugua, Brampton and Toronto - I am sure that lots of them are good. A previous post on curry goat had a link to a list of roti shops in Mississaugua and the GTA. See below.

      I have sampled only a small number of roti shops, so you will have to do some exploring and tasting on your own to decide which is the best. Based on my limited experiences, my preferences are Drupatee's (975 Albion Road, Etobicoke) and Alima's (13 Kenview Blvd.,Brampton). Coconut Grove (183 Dundas West) has the best value for money downtown.

      I have not had the roti at D & D (Gerrard & Greenwood - 416-466-6814), but I have had other items on their menu and have always been pleased.

      Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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        Jo Jun 23, 2004 07:16 PM

        Hands down, my favorite roti in Toronto is from Gandhi Indian Cuisine on Queen (north side), just east of Bathurst. Note that it is East Indian style, rather than West Indian, so no ground chana in the wrap. Get it as hot as you can handle -- sooooo amazing. Works best as a takeout place, as the interior is small and "tired". But the food is incredibly fresh and high quality -- made to order, not sitting in a pot.

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          Maureen Jun 24, 2004 01:00 PM

          Re: Ghandi, I thought the interior was fun, especially the big bust of Ghandi that sits on the fridge. Agreed though,it's very basic

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            Davedigger Mar 26, 2009 02:11 PM

            Their sister restaurant, Mother India on Queen W. just east of Lansdowne, is also fabulous for East Indian rotis.

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          Derek Jun 24, 2004 11:50 PM

          In Mississauga try Bhara's Hut on Dundas St, 1 light east of Hurontario in the strip mall (north side).

          My barber is next door so I go in from time to time, there's usually a lineup on Fridays, the roti is made generously (I like channa or chicken) and the prices are reasonable. Make sure to ask for it nice and spicy!

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            Mangia Jun 28, 2004 01:23 PM

            Barb's Roti - Lakeshore just east Dixie, great roti's.
            It's in a scary looking strip mall, but don't let that stop you from going in.

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              groinpull Mar 26, 2009 09:59 AM

              Bhara's Hut is good... (north side of Dundas, one block east of Hurontario, east end of plaza) this place is usually my staple roti restaurant because it is so central to the city... come hungry... they're big! it's not cheap but it's not expensive.

              Barb's roti is prolly one notch better than Bhara's and is located at 1181 Lakeshore West (north side at the east end of the plaza)... but Barb's really feels like your in the islands and there lots of good stuff on the menu.

              Sunrise Carribean Cuisine... (Lakeshore west, bottom of cawthra, south side) tasty roti, but tiny and pre-prepared and tossed in the microwave...way over priced also...

              There is a place on the east side of Hurontario i believe just north of Dundas. The plaza is white brick with narrow storefronts and kinda elevated from Hurontario... it's a double story facade with all afro-centric type occupancy commercial fronts. There is a carribean food take-out place in there, but in the few times i've gone in, I haven't walked out with food as they are seemingly always illprepared...

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              1. re: groinpull
                redearth Mar 26, 2009 10:19 AM

                Barb's is great, I agree. You should know that you're replying to a thread that's five years old, though. I would recommend posting in a more recent thread, or starting a new one altogether. Thanks for the recommendations, though - I haven't tried Bhara's before, and it sounds good... Do you know if they have doubles?

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                  Truffles Mar 26, 2009 11:55 AM

                  Yes, they do. And they're excellent...

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                c_snapper Mar 26, 2009 02:59 PM

                i work at QEW & Winston Churchill, and I recently discovered a roti joint in the area that's not that bad.

                it's at the plaza on the west side of erin mills, just a hair north of a the QEW. there's a swiss chalet and a chinese buffet in that same plaza. it's called Calabash or something to the effect. i've had the curry goat and the curry chicken, and they have crumbled up lentil in the roti. pretty decent!

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                  torontochris Jul 22, 2009 08:55 AM

                  anyone who likes carribean roti needs to try island foods at dufferin and king. i've had roti all over the city over the past 10 years, as well as all over the caribbean, and cant find anything the even comes close. its not cheap if you want boneless (i prefer the chicken) but its well worth it. peak times its often lined up out the door so better to go early if your'e in a rush. enjoy!

                  oh, a friend of mine, who has had island foods, talks of a place called cory's (sp?) in oakville, and he maintains its better than IF. i'll make sure i get to try that as soon as i can.

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                    lunchboy Jul 22, 2009 09:58 AM

                    I'm surprised nobody's mentioned Gandhi Cuisine in Toronto. It's consistently amazing!

                    lunchboy

                    http://nofreelunchonbayst.blogspot.com

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                      Dimbulb Jul 22, 2009 11:01 AM

                      Gandhi is in Mississauga?

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                        lunchboy Jul 22, 2009 11:17 AM

                        No, it Toronto at Queen & Bathurst. This was more in response to Steve's question about Toronto above.

                        lunchboy

                        http://nofreelunchonbayst.blogspot.com

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                          chocabot Jul 22, 2009 11:24 AM

                          jo 2 posts down mentioned Ghandi...

                          the only reason i can think maybe they weren't thought of was because Ghandi serves an Indian, oppose to Caribbean roti.

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                      chowow Jul 22, 2009 11:54 AM

                      Kori's Roti Stop in Oakville is amazing and its a well known place out in the west end. Imo, I give Island Food the nod because I find their curry to be layered with more flavour than Kori's, but from a heat perspective, Kori's has a much hotter pepper sauce that can make you hallucinate if you're not careful!

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                      Kori's Roti Stop
                      1026 Speers Rd, Oakville, ON L6L2X4, CA

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