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Roti like the Real Jerk made it

Can anyone recommend any place in TO where one can get Jamaican Roti like the Real Jerk made it? By this I mean, with the chickpea style wrap..not ones made of just flour like most places seem to offer it

I'm sick of waiting for the Real Jerk to probably never reopen! and we are hankering roti :)


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  1. most roti places will use the dal puri (chickpea style) wrap if you ask them to instead of the paratha style

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    1. re: youdonut

      Interesting.. I did not know that!

    2. Haven't been to the former Real Jerk for decades, but I do often have complaints that differ from one place to another. My major one is that it takes but minutes to make a roti on the stove top, so why are so many lazy places now preparing the wrap in advance and then heating it up in a microwave. I now ask every time if the wrap will be made fresh upon my order! I understand though, that choices of fillings have to be prepared and rest in a warmer.

      1. I have often wondered about the difference myself. I think it's probably more than the roti used...expert opinions anyone?

        Roti Palace (Bathurst/Bloor) is your best bet downtown. The Caribbean flare is evident the moment you walk through the door. I always get the veg varieties, but honestly everything is really good on their menu.

        Island Foods (King/Duff) uses chickpea roti by default, but they are west indian. Still my favorite spot to get my daal roti downtown.

        1. I'd recommend my local, Blue Water Curry & Roti. It's a little rough and tumble, so you may just wanna get take-out. You don't want to miss it. West side of Victoria Park, 2 lights north of Eglinton.

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            1. re: Googs

              I quite liked Blue Water too. I'll also recommend Danforth Roti and Ali's in Parkdale. These are all Trinidadian as opposed to Guyenese.

              1. re: Googs

                take a look at the "directions" on their website!

              2. The Real Jerk has re-opened, with the grand opening on Oct 5. I am going there tonight. Here is the preliminary menu which they said will be different later on.

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                1. re: foodyDudey

                  Yea, I'm oh so happy about this.. gonna wait a few weeks though to let the kinks get worked out.

                  Interested in how you find it.. is it the same as before or has it changed...

                  And.. most importantly.. do they still have London Porter on tap!

                2. Roti Hut in Scarborough - it has Dahl puri rotis and really tasty curry inside, my fav I have tried in the GTA. The service isn't always the best, sometimes west-indian attitude, but the food is great.

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                  1. re: jayzen25

                    Ii go there all the time. Never had any attitude at me when I was there. In fact, quite the opposite.

                    Funny though cause I actually like the roti at the real jerk better but it's it's too far for me. Roti hut is also far but I'm in scarborough a lot and even if I do feel like taking a drive, it's scarborough so there's not much in the way of congestion. Reak jerk being downtown is too much of a pain.

                  2. They did open up again.
                    It's all great. Tastes the same.
                    Except one girl was kind of rude but big deal.

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                    1. re: honestfoodie

                      Real Jerk Christmas party with buffet tomorrow night. $15. Dinner goes from 7 - 8:30 p.m, followed by a rum tasting.

                      1. re: Full tummy

                        you forgot to mention what it says on the website:

                        RSVP by Thursday December 19th

                        Do you know that it's not sold out?

                        1. re: foodyDudey

                          Yes, I was in tonight, and the hostess promoted it to me. If you are interested, give them a call!