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ROTI - WOW! How did I go 39 years and never try this before!

Native FOOD HUNTER Oct 23, 2010 09:10 AM

I recently tried Roti for the first time and fortuniately for me I hit the jack-pot! The food at this place is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is beacuse the shopping center it is in is a dump!

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Shandra's
5030 Maingate Dr, Mississauga, ON L4W1N5, CA

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    morefoodplz Oct 23, 2010 09:33 AM

    I hate to disappoint you, but all credible rotis come from dumpy strip malls or holes-in-the-wall. Drupati's at Islington/Albion is case in point. I had the roti at Shandra's a few years ago, and while it's not bad at all if you're working in the area, it's not as good as Drupati's and not really worth a special trip.

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      bakersdelight Oct 24, 2010 07:08 PM

      know of any good ones near the u of t?

      1. re: bakersdelight
        ekim256 Oct 25, 2010 12:01 AM

        I happen to like Ghandi's roti quite a bit. Queen and Bathurst - I happily make the trek there from school but it might be far for some. They're fat and filling, and there's a park nearby so when it's nice I used to like to take it to go and enjoy it there with a friend on study breaks. My friend likes the saag paneer quite a bit, I am partial to the butter chicken. They're huge, which was perfect when school got busy... =)

        Erin
        http://www.cookiesandtomatoes.com/

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          morefoodplz Oct 28, 2010 07:09 PM

          Gandhi's roti is Indian though (as opposed to Caribbean), and it's nothing like what the OP is describing. It's more expensive, too.

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          Herb Oct 25, 2010 05:56 AM

          Near U of T: Caribbean Roti on Bathurst just south of Bloor for traditional. One Love Vegetarian on Bathurst just north of Bloor for more healthy (ie vegan).

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