The building, a block or so from the Javits Center, is an anonymous glass-and steel tower like many others on the far West Side of Manhattan. From a distance Jenny's is unremarkable, too. It seems to be just another sandwich and salad shop, except for the placard hanging beside the door. Jenny's employs a Trini counterman, and nearby construction projects employ many West Indian workers; bring them together, and lunchtime becomes roti time.
Given the line of customers that forms even before noon, however, the dhalpuri roti skins must be made long in advance, just like all the other fixings at the counter. At least the fillings are hot, though on the day of my visit, goat, lamb, and conch were not on offer. In lieu of chicken, I carried off a comparatively uncommon pork roti ($7.95).
455 West 37th St. (at Tenth Ave.), Manhattan