Trini Pholourie Throwdown In Brampton
Oh gosh what to do when you're NOT located in the West Indies and you desperately need your fooood fix? Well, 1. you can cook your own, and 2. you can do what many do, go to professionals and fill your belly!
Toronto, Ontario, well Canada, is a thriving hot-bed, a serious callaloo of West Indians, all bringing their home cooked talents to the masses by sharing what each island is known for by the way of their local cuisine.
Authentic West Indian, well Trini food to be exact, in Brampton is like a treasure hunt. Brampton is home to many West Indian restaurants and take-away eateries, many! Guyanese, Jamaican, and Trinbagonian. I'm sure there are many others, but I don't really see and or hear about Bajan, Antiguan, food etc. (How I wish they will start popping up).
Radica's is the sister company of Drupatis. Radica's roti is divine! Soft, deliciously tasty, and when you ask for peppa/pepper/hot sauce, it's not a die from the heat that you can't enjoy the food. Their pholourie, eh, could be better. I find it's too big and heavy, but that's just because I prefer my pholourie to be small, light, airy and pop into your mouth bite size.
Drupatis doubles, omg, pure heaven! A picture isn't enough, you have to see it's simply beauty first hand. It's as though I'm eating it directly from a doubles vendor in TnT.
One of my personal faves is Molly's Hotte Shoppe. This husband and wife owned business has THE BEST, BEST pholourie, outside of Trinidad and Tobago!! I'm upset that at the time of this post I didn't have a pic to post. Their pholouries are small, pop-into your mouth size, soft, and perfectly delicious! It disappears, actually, it melts so quickly that you cannot do anything but pop another right in! Order curry mango from Molly's, omg...sooooo freaking GOOD!!!!
Another spot is Alima's. Now, I'm half and half on this spot mainly because, their paratha, roti, baked goods, chutneys etc. are all 200% amazing, however, their pholourie and doubles USE to be the best, but I don't know if they have new cooks etc., but I find both a bit too heavy. It is also the spot where I can get guava, and pineapple tarts. If you want frozen paratha, roti, and buss-up-shot, this is also a great place to purchase them. Alima's also has an in-house bakery, so fresh bread, hops etc., are readily available.
I'm sure there are other spots, but these are the ones I frequent for my down home curry fixes.
If you're in North America, or International, where do you get your West Indian food fixes??
Radica's Hot & Spicy
263 Queen Street East Unit #2, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Telephone:905 487 0888
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 10am to 9pm
Friday - Saturday 9am to 10pm
Sunday 9am to 6pm
Molly's Hotte Shoppe
490 Chrysler Drive
Mon to Wed 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Thurs to Fri 11:00 am to 7:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am to 5:30 pm