Homesick Trinidadians come to Clapham’s Roti Joupa for a culinary pick-me-up, whether it’s curried goat (with rice or roti), macaroni pie (served hot or cold) or doubles (roti filled with chickpea curry – the ultimate street snack). Choose a roti filling (goat, lamb, chicken, veg or pumpkin) and then the level of chilli heat (mild, medium or hot). There’s also buss-up shot (a sort of beaten-up roti) and pholourie (fried dough balls, here served with tamarind sauce).
There are a few stools for perching, but this is mainly a takeaway operation, with a small open kitchen (pictured) and a friendly team cooking up a storm. It’s all delicious, and prices are keen, with doubles costing just £1.50 and curried goat roti £5.50.