One of the first things I want to do when I arrive is find a good spot that has Roti, Doubles, or Shark & Bake on STT and head to the beach. I thought I found a place on Yelp called Eileen's but I think it's closed. Any ideas?
Ideal Roti in town. Many other restaurants have roti on menu, but be careful, because some use FLOUR TORTILLA!
Shark and bake at Sugarcane Grille in town.
You're looking for Trinidadian food. I don't think anybody here does doubles.
No doubles? Tragedy. Yes, I love Trini food. What about Cuzzins?
If I bought a roti and it had a flour tortilla that might be my first chupse on island. Haha!
No, Cuzzin's does not have doubles. Ideal Roti has a new owner from Trini, so you might suggest that he offer doubles for breakfast.
what is "doubles"
i live on stx, i just never heard of them
Each Caribbean island is different, even those flying the same flag.
We don't have black bread on STT.
the filling looks good but not the wrapper thing. that is the one thing i do not like about roti is the wrapper either
They are sooo good!
You should definitely give them a try 🙂 ...they sell them at Singhs in C-sted.
I love the real roti wrapper. Flour tortilla - yech!
funny, that is what i hate. when we have had roti at work, they use totila, which i like better
and i certainly live close enough to singhs.
So you're one of the contributors to the proliferation of fake roti in the VI! If you don't like the chickpea wrapper you should order a curry dish instead of roti. Pls tell me who on STX uses tortillas so I can avoid them!!!
Same here! I want to know too!
A vendor at St John's carnival village had flour tortillas. I immediately returned it. She had the nerve to tell me I should have asked for the real thing! I told her she didn't offer a choice and she shouldn't be using flour tortillas for carnival since it's a celebration of culture. She's now outted because I told quite a few people.
I now ask what they use. If I want a wrap, I go to a place that sells wraps. If I want roti, I want roti and not a wrap. Please!
at my work for the employees and we have not had them in a long while and if you read my post again you will see that i stated i got them at work and no where else. when that is what is for lunch and i do not want salad or to spend 10-15 bucks for lunch i get it and i thought it was good. the one time they had the real roti wrapper i did not like it
Cuzzin's has local food, not Trini food. LOL!
Unfortunately, the "Caribbean" is often marketed as one destination instead of individual islands with different cultures with Jamaica overshadowing most of the others.
Each island is different, though they're so close. That's the beauty of living here.