Oct 2021

Bridgetown Roti – Los Angeles


One of my favorite ongoing series at Eater LA is a weekly feature called The Best Dishes Eater Editors Ate This Week. I hemmed and hawed for a solid 20 minutes trying to decide which dish on chef Rashida Holmes’s menu at Bridgetown Roti merited a nod on a recent roundup. Ultimately, I chose all the dishes. It’s impossible to play favorites with a menu so seriously stacked and skillfully prepared.

Bridgetown Roti - Los Angeles

In honor of #Goatober and chef Holmes’s fantastic cooking, here’s a rundown of all that’s good to eat at this Caribbean food business…

Bridgetown Roti - Los Angeles

Aunt Vie’s cod fish cakes ($8) are perfectly golden and served with a dainty dollop of garlic aioli and itty bitty chives.

Bridgetown Roti - Los Angeles

Every bite is crisp yet tender, rich yet balanced — one bite wonders, I tell ya’.

Bridgetown Roti - Los Angeles

The channa doubles ($11) are a must-taste — thank goodness there are two in every order. The puffy boats filled with expertly spiced chickpeas set The Astronomer’s and my mouths afire, especially drizzled with the accompanying sauce.

Bridgetown Roti - Los Angeles

I deeply regretted not buying another one of the patties ($8) filled with rich and savory oxtail for later. The depth of flavor here was really something else.

Bridgetown Roti - Los Angeles

And finally, the roti filled with smoked goat shoulder ($16) had me fighting for bites with The Astronomer, my goat-loving dining companion.

Find Bridgetown Roti at Smorgasburg on Sundays and at Crafted Kitchen on Fridays and Saturdays.

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2 thoughts on “Bridgetown Roti – Los Angeles

  1. Stopped by today on a rare trip to LA; the curry chicken roti was wonderful as was the orange salsa. The wrap texture and flavor is delicious, even though 2 hours of traffic had me worried it wouldn’t be fresh. Thanks for posting!

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