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Looking for Roti in Toronto

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dawich Apr 15, 2008 08:59 AM

Just moved here form Oakville and am looking for a place to get good West Indian Roti. I have tried Nicies and didn't care to much for it. Your input would be greatly appreciated.

I live in the Yonge and Lawrence area.

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    jvan RE: dawich Apr 15, 2008 09:04 AM

    One of teh best roti places is Bacchus, 1376 Queen St W.

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      Yongeman RE: dawich Apr 15, 2008 09:36 AM

      Dawich, you don't mention which area of the city you are in. Drupati's on Albion Rd., just east of Islington is great--super doubles too. There's another roti place in the same mall too, I think. I also like Island Foods, Don Mills near York Mills.

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        Yongeman RE: Yongeman Apr 15, 2008 09:25 PM

        oops sorry, yes you did say Yonge and Lawrence. There's a fairly new place on Yonge, just north of Eglinton that serves WI food. I haven't had it, but I know a couple of people who said it was quite good. Can't remember the name, but I think it's been discussed here on CH.

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          wontonfm RE: Yongeman Apr 16, 2008 04:44 AM

          The place is called Caribbean Bistro. It's good but on the pricier end of the roti spectrum (comes with the neighbourhood I guess). A chicken roti is about $8.99 and Chickpea is $6.99 if I remember correctly.

          WON
          http://whatsonmyplate.wordpress.com

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            Yongeman RE: wontonfm Apr 16, 2008 05:34 AM

            Thanks WON. That's it.

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        juliewong RE: dawich Apr 15, 2008 05:15 PM

        Best Roti - Sammi's in Rexdale - just north of etobicoke hospital. Not exactly close to you but Rexdale has the best roti.

        1. mainja RE: dawich Apr 16, 2008 05:27 AM

          Previous threads:
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/105970
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/99781

          My fave in the city is always Island Foods (http://www.island-foods.com/)

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            Chocaholic RE: mainja Apr 16, 2008 07:07 AM

            Yes, my favorite is Island foods too! And their doubles too! Delicious!!

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              Hondapendragon RE: mainja Apr 17, 2008 01:07 PM

              I went to Island foods the other day. Is it me or does the hot sauce taste different? First, I had to beg her for extra dashes of the hot sauce and when I ate it, I couldn't taste that distinctive Island Foods hot sauce flavour?!?
              Anyone else notice this? Did they change the recipe?

              *sigh* Remembering the good ole days when Island Foods was in Dufferin Mall. Now THAT was a good roti.

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                grandgourmand RE: Hondapendragon Apr 17, 2008 01:53 PM

                I had the goat roti the other day at Island foods. It was all right. Meat wasn't very tender, though.

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                  wontonfm RE: Hondapendragon Apr 17, 2008 07:33 PM

                  I miss Island Foods in Dufferin Mall! When I was little that was the highlight of my food court experience. Forget about KFC or McDonalds it was all about a potato or chicken roti from Island Foods.

                  Now I hit up the King and Dufferin location or the one at Don Mills around York Mills.

                  WON
                  http://whatsonmyplate.wordpress.com

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                fatman0000 RE: dawich Apr 16, 2008 06:10 PM

                Check out Little Jamaica at Eglinton and Oakwood

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                  tochowchick RE: dawich Apr 17, 2008 05:20 AM

                  You should take a little trip and try Caribbean Palms...it's in the Flemingdon Plaza on Don Mills road...east side north of Overlea Blvd., south of Eglinton. Very good jerk chicken and I really LOVE their boneless chicken rotis...wonderful spicing and very good value. I believe they have a lunchtime buffet too...never been at lunch.

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