Anne Noyes Saini produces The Sporkful podcast by day and explores restaurants and regional cooking whenever she can. She also contributes to Narratively, NPR The Salt, Serious Eats, Real Cheap Eats, and Feet in 2 Worlds. She lives in Queens, where she aspires to learn how to make all the food she loves — from arepas to za’atar. Follow her on Twitter @CitySpoonful.
Sandy’s Deli & Roti, 12110 Liberty Avenue, South Richmond Hill, Queens
Buss-up-shut, a Trinidadian flatbread, resembles a tattered, busted-up shirt (or shut in West Indian parlance) — thus the name. Try pairing it with the Pumpkin Curry, seasoned lightly with onion and garlic, and a side of Tomato Choka (roasted tomatoes tossed with raw onion). It’s a soothing, filling meal.