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Bombay Bhel

Location: 230 Commerce Valley Dr E., Markham and 2525 Hampshire Gate, Oakville The one in Oakville is better than the Thornhill location, but for hearty, family style Indian food, look no futher than THE BHEL!

Little India

Location: 255 Queen St W., Toronto For lunch buffets…this is KING….what else do you call 3 FLOORS of lunch buffet?? Of course, the third floor parties had to come down to the 2nd floor for refills, but have you seen a bigger buffet than this? The onion bhajis could have been fresher and some of … Continue reading

TRAVEL: London, ON: Raja

Location: 428 Clarence Street, London http://www.rajafinedining.ca Had a family anniversary celebration here.  The space is up-scale and elegant and nicely done up for large groups, such as us. The service on the other hand, could use some tweaking.  Although it wasn’t busy, our server took a while to come over.  Then he failed to correctly … Continue reading

Amaya Express

Location: 1574 Bayview Avenue, Toronto The “real” Amaya was closed for lunch and only opened at 5pm so we went express! Looking like a somewhat modern-retro (isn’t that an oxymoron?) cafeteria, we were the only group sitting inside the restaurant; the rest were outdoors on the patio.  We felt like we had the whole place … Continue reading

TRAVEL: India, Delhi: Yo China!

Location: Third Floor, City Square Mall, Rajouri Garden, Delhi http://www.yo-china.com Definitely one of the highlights from our trip to Delhi was eating chinese food.  That may sound weird, but chinese food in India is simply superb!  It’s spicy and flavourful in the way that chinese food isn’t in the west.  The closest you can get … Continue reading

TRAVEL: India: Delhi: Haldirams

Location: somewhere in Delhi http://www.haldiram.com Anyone who has ever visited an Indian family’s home or is Indian is familiar with the Haldiram’s symbol.  See below (image from Google) No Indian tea-time is complete  without Haldiram’s. A bag of bhel puri or chiwda will always be kicking around the cupboard of an Indian home. So think … Continue reading


Location: 140 Cumberland Street, Toronto Cost: Avg main is $13 http://www.hemingways.to In the heart of Yorkville there’s a cosy little people (or celeb) -watching pub that has the likeness of some Great-Grandfather’s study. Green walls, heavy bookcases laden with old books, equestrian oil paintings lit up with dimmed wall sconces, antique wooden furniture dusty with … Continue reading

Lahore Tikka House

Location: 1365 Gerrard Street East, Toronto Cost: $50 for 2 or 3 http://www.lahoretikkahouse.com I’ve been to Lahore Tikka House numerous times. The restaurant that always seems to be in a state of construction…and serving what feels like practically take-out, under make-shift portables. You check off what you want from the paper menu, receive a number … Continue reading

Mistaan Catering and Sweets

Location: 460 McNicoll Ave, Toronto Simply the Best. Samosas. Ever. As Miranda Priestly would say, That’s all.


Location: 1422 Gerrard St East, Toronto (Gerrard St. or Little India) Cost: $10-15 The Indian McDonalds, we call it.   Much like the famous golden arches the red  Motimahal signage is iconic to Gerrard street. (Top photo via Flickr: Andrew Alexander) It’s one of the oldest restaurants in Little India and definitely one of the best, … Continue reading