If you are looking for T&T food in Toronto’s east-end, Danforth Roti Shop is the spot. The hand-drawn menu focuses on the classics: doubles, polourie, saheena and mauby (my personal favourite to wash everything down). Be sure to ask for condiments, hot sauces and chutney, as they’re hidden away in the back and aren’t to be missed.
One of the biggest reasons I keep coming back are the huge, fresh roti shells (often made to order) that you can pack full of veggies. Their vegetable menu is really quite extensive. Pick from Chana, Pumpkin, Caralie (Bitter Melon), Eggplant, Mango Achar (Masala), Curried Saime (Snap Peas), Long Beans, Potato, Lentils, Dhal or Spinach. If you want to try a bit of everything, I recommend their Ital Roti ($8.99).
Your typical meat curries are also available (chicken, goat, shrimp, conch), all flavoured nicely with Geera and Chandon Beni. Pro tip: what we’ll often do is get a few small veggie dishes and a medium meat curry with the dhalpuris on the side, and then we’ll make our own rotis when we get home.
Danforth Roti Shop is closed on Sundays, and I recommend bringing cash.