TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
There are other Gloria's up and down Nostrand Avenue, but this might be the friendliest and most charming. Most patrons come in to pick up their food for takeout, but take the opportunity to use their outdoor seating and cute umbrella-shaded tables to eat and enjoy Nostrand Avenue.
Don't be afraid to ask about what you don't know, but for starters, order a nice big roti ($8, above and below). The wheat flour wrap is stuffed with curry stew chicken and potatoes, and completely falls apart the moment you start eating it. No bother though, you have to get the meat off the bone anyhow.
They are not quite the delights churned out by Ali's Trinidad or A&A Bake & Doubles, but the doubles ($1.50 each, below) here are an above average contender. In the evening, as any Trini place, the doubles are not as fresh as they are at lunch. These could use a sharper sauce, but the chickpea curry is very good on its own.