Sizzle of bara dough in hot oils. Moist and fragrant channa chickpeas. Biting tang of chutney. Crunch of julienned cucumbers.

Slight pepper.

In the swift hands of the doubles cart vendor, assembly and wrapping of this Trinidadian breakfast street food takes place in ten seconds or less.

In Toronto, we sink our teeth into these savoury morsels indoors. But little else changes: we twist off the wax paper, revealing its steaming golden contents, inviting messy hands and burning tongues.

Eat one. And another. (And another.) 

In between mouthfuls, refresh with a bottle of bubbly Apple J.


There are a great many ways to make this dish; the video above is simply one version. If you search YouTube, you may find several from which to choose.

Restaurants with doubles

ACR Hot Roti & Doubles
place 2680 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough, ON
local_phone Phone: 416.755.7806
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 09:30:00 to 19:30:00
star_rate Rating: 4.20
Blue Water Curry & Roti
place 1646 Victoria Park Ave, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.755.9649
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:30:00 to 22:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.30
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Candi Bar Restaurant & Lounge
place 155 Morningside Ave #4, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.282.4328
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:30:00 to Wednesday 00:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.20
Drupati's Roti and Doubles
place 1085 Bellamy Rd, Unit 5, Scarborough, ON
local_phone Phone: 416.289.9988
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 19:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.00
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Mona's Roti
place 4810 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough, ON
local_phone Phone: 416.412.1200
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 17:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.50
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Paulines Roti Pelau Shop
place 15 Lapsley Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.321.3755
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 12:00:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.70