Cheap Eats 2013: Teddy’s Roti Shop

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.

Teddy is long gone from the restaurant, having repaired to Trinidad, but his tiny shop remains the pit stop of choice for islanders—and others—in need of a spice fix. Roti, a delicate flatbread encasing assertively seasoned meat-and-potato stew, is the thing; one can last you two meals. And while some burger joints struggle to produce a medium-rare patty, Teddy’s can do it with hunks of goat that have been cooking for hours.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.