Alima’s Roti and Pastry is your go-to destination for delectable treats that will make the perfect hostess gifts. Whether you’re attending a holiday party, a family dinner, or a festive get-together, our menu has something for every occasion. Avoid spending countless hours in the kitchen and select your favourite platter that will make you the most important guest!
Option One: Appetizer Extravaganza
Embark on a creative journey to craft your own hostess gift with our mouth-watering appetizer platter. Pick up individual items and assemble a unique selection:
- Aloo Pies: Experience the flavour of Trinidadian street food with these delightful treats featuring a soft, spiced potato filling enclosed in a crispy, golden crust.
- Pholourie: Indulge in deep-fried split pea dough balls that are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, with a subtle kick of spice.
- Potato Balls: Made with creamy mashed potatoes, flavourful spices, and a crispy coating. Don’t forget to add a small bowl of tamarind sauce for that extra burst of flavour.
- Cheese Rolls: Enjoy our flaky pastry with an irresistible cheese filling. It’s a delightful treat with each bite.
- Chicken or Beef Pies: Filled with authentic Trinidadian-style seasoning, made using the highest quality boneless chicken or beef.
Pro Tip: Always ask for extra tamarind sauce to elevate the flavours!
Option Two: Dessert Delights
Create a memorable dessert platter for your host by handpicking individual items from our delectable selection:
- Cassava Pone: Grated cassava or yuca root mixed with coconut, spices, milk, and sugar, baked to a golden-dark brown perfection.
- Barfi: A Trinidadian sweet treat made with milk powder, sugar, and spices, topped with rainbow sprinkles—a fun, milky fudge experience.
- Pineapple Tarts: Delight in the perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess with a buttery crust filled with luscious pineapple jam.
- Currant Rolls: Indulge in the irresistible pleasure of biting into these delightful treats—a golden pastry dough that encases plump currants, bursting with exquisite flavour.
- Raspberry Coconut Squares: Experience the power of pastry with the delightful sweetness of raspberries and the comforting texture of coconuts.
Option Three: Roti Paradise
For a unique and savoury gift, explore our roti platter options:
- Aloo Puri (Aloo Roti): Enjoy a stuffed roti with a savoury and well-seasoned filling made with boiled and mashed potatoes, garlic, onions, pepper, and spices.
- Dhalpuri: Indulge in paper-thin, melt-in-your-mouth layers of savoury yellow split pea filling and buttery dough, perfect for pairing with your favourite curry or just a dash of pepper sauce.
- Paratha (Buss-Up-Shut/Oil Roti): Experience the layers of cooked dough in this East Indian flatbread, commonly referred to as buss-up-shut in Trinidad and oil roti in Guyana.
Pro Tip: All our rotis are also available in whole wheat for a healthier twist.
Whichever platter you decide on, rest assured that your choice will serve as an exceptional hostess gift! Ensure you secure your order by giving us a call in advance, as some of the delectable items on our menu are only available through special orders.
Our regular opening hours are Monday through Saturday, 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. We are closed on all public holidays. However, to accommodate your Christmas schedule, we are opening on Sunday, December 24th, from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Allow Alima’s to be part of your festive preparations, infusing your gathering with the vibrant flavours of the Caribbean. We appreciate the opportunity to assist you in sprinkling a bit of Caribbean charm onto your next celebration. Don’t miss the chance to elevate your festivities with our delightful offerings—place your order today!