- 1. Trinbago Roti, Orange, NJ
Hearty roti – tortilla-thin flaky wheat flatbread filled with spiced potatoes, chickpeas, and your choice of stewed vegetables or meats – are ubiquitous. Order “Buss up Shot,” because it resembles a “torn up shirt,” for strips of ripped up roti on the side.
Essex county is home to the most New Jersey residents hailing from the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobabo, with significant communities living in Newark, East Orange and Orange. You’ll find the largest concentration of Trini food spots in these towns, but there are a number of popular Trinidadian restaurants on the EthnicNJ map across Central Jersey. Share your favorites spots below. We’ll add the most popular to the list, and to the map.