Cheap Eats 2018: Teddy’s Roti

Photograph by Jessica Sidman.

About Teddy's Roti

7304 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20012

This Trinidadian carryout offers different types of roti—all of which will leave you with leftovers. The most popular is the “buss up shut” (translation: bust-up shirt, because it looks like crumpled clothing), a flatbread with feathery layers perfect for dipping in goat curry. Alternately, the dhalpuri roti enfolds meats and vegetables like an oversize burrito. House-made juices, particularly the ginger-pineapple, add to the Caribbean flavor. Also good: Hot rice meal with oxtails; “doubles” (chickpea-curry sandwich with tamarind sauce).

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 Petworth.

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.

Jessica Sidman
Food Editor

Jessica Sidman covers the people and trends behind D.C.’s food and drink scene. Before joining Washingtonian in July 2016, she was Food Editor and Young & Hungry columnist at Washington City Paper. She is a Colorado native and University of Pennsylvania grad.