Grenada is a Caribbean country comprising a main island, also called Grenada, and smaller surrounding islands. Dubbed the “Spice Isle,” the hilly main island is home to numerous nutmeg plantations. It’s also the site of the capital, St. George’s, whose colourful homes, Georgian buildings and early-18th-century Fort George overlook narrow Carenage Harbour.
Island culture is heavily influenced by the African roots of most of the Grenadians, but Indian and Carib Amerindian influence is also seen with dhal puri, rotis, Indian sweets, cassava and curries in the cuisine. Although French influence on Grenadian culture is much less visible than on other Caribbean islands, surnames and place names in French remain, and the everyday language is laced with French words and the local dialect, or Patois.
Traveling 4 Food :: Brooklyn, New York :: Ali’s T&T Roti
Our last stop, because there’s only so much two people can eat in half a day. We decided to end big, after previously having jerk chicken at Peppa’s and doubles at De Hot Pot. Dhal Puri roti is like the West Indies take on a burrito. I went with a chicken curry, which had huge chunks of potato. The special thing to notice here, because not everyone does it well, is the roti is stuffed with a spiced pea filling before being cooked off. You can see the specs in between the layers in the last photo. While the curry was OK, the dhal puri was delicious and man did this bring the spice! This will keep you full all day, for a mere $6 US.
Ali’s T&T Roti | 1267 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York