Crown Heights: Royal Bakery and Roti House’s Doubles
Not every sandwich consists of meat and vegetables in between sliced bread (not that there’s anything wrong with that model), and a West Indian doubles is the perfect antidote to sandwich fatigue. The doubles is made up of quickbread (which gets its yellow tinge from turmeric) and a chickpea stew laced with chutney. It’s spicy and savory and really ought to be spiked with a good Scotch bonnet hot sauce before being
eaten inhaled. There are many Trinidad and Tobagan spots in Crown Heights that offer doubles, but the one at Royal Bakery and Roti House is our favorite because of the springy, spongy bread, which soaks up every last bit of saucy goodness from the chickpeas.
618 Nostrand Avenue, Crown Heights