- cb Jul 9, 2004 10:00 AM
Anybody know where there's a good place to get a Trinidad or Barbados-style roti anywhere in Manhattan or Brooklyn? I'd even go to Queens...
Well, I'm a neophyte when it comes to different styles of roti - I don't notice any real differences - but I do eat a lot of it and have found both Brawta and Stir It Up on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn to be fine sources. I tend to prefer Stir It Up (Atlantic and 3rd) if only because they're family-run and their food tastes like Mom might make. In fact, I just had their goat roti last night.
There's also Cafe Dore on Smith Street, which has roti on their menu but which I have yet to try.
And if you're willing to go to Queens, then, hell, you should go to Jersey City. There's a little joint at Jersey Avenue and Columbus called Nicole's that serves delicious "Guayanian" roti, with their own housemade hot sauce...
For very authentic Trini style, try Annie's Roti Shop in Queens at 12300 ROckaway Blvd., a few minutes east of Crossbay.
Also nearby try Singh's on LIberty Ave.
For Brooklyn, try Ali's (Nostrand and Fulton, A or C trains to Nostrand Ave.) or Nio's (Church and Rogers, #2 to Church Avenue).
For the best roti, however, take the advice of Chicago Mike. Singh's is my personal favorite. (Two locations, both at the end of the A line, one at Liberty and Lefferts, the other at Liberty and 131st).