Curried Roti Saint Lucia, West Indies

west indies curried roti

Roti, a flatbread popular throughout the Indian subcontinent, was originally brought to the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia from Trinidad and Tobago, and now enjoys immense popularity from one end of the island to the next. One of the best rotis you’ll have in your life comes from chef Nigel Mitchel’s kitchen at Dasheene restaurant at the Ladera Resort (chef Nigel’s roti is packed with curried fish and veggies and is about as thick as a baseball bat), but if you’re in a hurry and looking for a quick bite (and keen on rubbing shoulders with local folk), head to the town of Soufrière; across the block from the central church you’ll find a little pop-up serving fresh roti with spicy dipping sauce, which pairs perfectly with a frosty Piton Lager.