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“Doubles”
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Ranked #72 of 167 Restaurants in Port of Spain
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Not to be missed in Trinidad is "doubles", the Indian-Trini street food made of fried bara, a split-peas dough, filled with savory cooked channa (chickpeas), mango chutney, shado beni sauce (like cilantro), and with or without pepper.
Go early in the morning, when they are fresh and look for ones with the most customers, in General. Ask around for the best. . Watching them slap the fillings in and wrapping at lightening speed is half the fun! And don't get upset if they stop filling a large order to make one for the fella on the side, eating his there. It's the custom.
George Ex, in Woodbrook, is a favorite, for instance ( She once ran a doubles cart up the road with her husband, but they split up so she's now more successful than he, a block down.) Ask around.
If you are not used to hot peppers, be sure to as for "without" or " slight" for a bit of a kick. Also note that some vendors put in peppery cucumbers, so avoid them unless you like it HOT.

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

every country/island i visit, i must have something from a street vendor. this includes doubles. word of advice: when going to buy any street food, especially doubles, ALWAYS go by the most crowded place where people are eating on the spot.

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

British influence in cuisine in the former colonies can be thought if either as deplorable or unfortunate. Many countries in the Americas, such as Belize and some Caribbean islands are now suffering from the over-fried and taste-killing cooking inheritance. Trinidad and Tobago are no exception. On the other hand, they say that Kentucky Fried Chicken is a new local favorite, well empires always expand but inevitably fall. This KFC will hopefully collapse soon, as well along with everything that it brings.
However, there is a breath of fresh air in the form of ethnic food-carts. One such congregation is located in Queens Park and helps the hungry locals in the evenings. You can find local soups, halal BBQs, ye goode olde burgers, and tastiest variety of local eats including a sort of tacos. Don't pass by the freshly-squeezed juices, too! The atmosphere is casual, not many places to sit down, but you can find one or take out (sorry: take away!). Many locals come by cars and eat in cars parked right there. I dare you to find cheaper and tastier bargain in Port of Spain. This is located downtown POS and is easy to find. Safe to walk there, too.

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1  Thank Dmitri K
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