CP on Facebook


CP on Twitter
Print Email


Best Caribbean

West Indian Flavor

2111 McElderry Street, (410) 522-0220

Caribbean food isn’t all that rare in Baltimore, but island cuisine is often overlooked by foodies, perhaps because so many restaurants are takeout only. While West Indian Flavor, located southeast of the Johns Hopkins medical campus, doesn’t have seats, its offerings are more adventurous than the typical jerk chicken stand. (Its other location, 5404 Park Heights Ave., does offer seating.) Start with the doubles, two round pieces of bread filled with curried chick peas and pressed together like a taco, and you’ll soon know why they are Trinidad and Tobago’s most popular street food. The roti comes two ways: buss-up-shut (“busted up shirt,” which looks just like it sounds), and dhalpouri, folds of bread ready for dipping in the restaurant’s many meat and vegetable offerings. West Indian Flavor is good by us.

We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus