Trinciti Roti Shop
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“Trinidadian food has to be one of my favorite cuisines. You have to travel deeper into Queens,” to hit Trinciti, says Khan—in Little Guyana—“but trust me, this place is worth it. They have the best doubles in the city. For those who don’t know, doubles are flat fried dough filled with curried chickpeas, tamarind sauce, and more. Make sure you get extra cucumbers and pepper sauce if you like a kick! The "Bake and Shark" sandwich on Sundays is their specialty and is absolutely delicious.”
The debate about who makes the best roti in New York City never tires. And with a name like Trinciti, a town in Eastern Trinidad, I had to pull up to see what the hype was about. Not only does the line here wrap around the corner, but you’ll also notice customers filling their vehicles with trays of skins and currys - an indication that this place is the real deal. There were also two separate lines, one for bake and shark with toppings that transport you straight to Maracas Beach and one for everything else like delicious curries, perfect doubles, Caribbean snacks like caramel, red mango and homemade drinks like mauby, peanut punch and sorrel. Turns out, this is one of the best rotis I’ve ever tasted in NYC. The buss up is flaky and moist, and the curry has the right balance of spice. For extra flavor, go with tamarind, extra pepper, and curry mango. The roti is why I will continue to make the trek to Queens for roti.