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Aug 24, 2004 04:48 AM

Samosas to go

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Do any of you highly respected chowhounds know of a good place to buy take out samosas (vegetarian or meat) in quantities? Hoping to find a place downtown. Thank you for your help!

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  1. This is the place!

    A large variety of flavours both meat & vegetarian, cooked and uncooked, fresh or frozen.

    They have a small sign outside proclaiming just how many " millions " served ( maybe not yet millions )!

    It is on O'Connor Drive between Bermondsey and Victoria Park, closer to Victoria Park I'd say.

    Can't recall the name, but it is on your left heading from V. P. or coming along O'Connor towards V.P. it's on your right.

    Haven't seen any other place like it in the Toronto area!!!

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    1. re: Jar

      This the same Sultan of Samosas mentionned above. Very close to Vic Park at Sunrise and O'Connor. I am a big fan. Their spinach and cheese samosa is excellent. Other flavours include beef, chicken (lotsa ginger and fresh coriander), lentil and mixed vegetables. I like them all.

      I highly recommend, but they are not the average samosa: the pastry is more like filo pastry than the typical pastry. In addition they are not cheap, but they do have some deductions for larger orders I believe.

      They come with fresh coriander and tamarind chutneys.

      1. re: julesrules

        Following up on what's been posted... there's a bakery on Runnymede at Bloor that carries samosas from Sultan of Samosas. (I inquired once whether the samosas were made on site, and they pointed me to the Sultan). The samosas they carry are bigger than the ones SOS sells; I think they may be custom ordered. (Retail at 1.50 each)

        Oh yea, the place is Sunglow Bakery (and holds its own as a bakery too.)

        1. re: WillBlake

          I had a couple of the vegetarian samosas from the Sunglow Bakery today and they were very good! Nice to have a close location to get yummy samosas from!


        2. re: julesrules

          I adore the Sultan's samosas. Also, I appreciate the other suggestions above; I will definitely try them out.

          I must mention Dinah's Cupboard. They have absolutely sublime samosas. They are not cheap, but they are also not small. They are wonderfully intricate in both contents and spicing.

          Hers are the most delicious samosa I have ever had. And, I have had many.

      2. f

        It's not downtown, but the Sultan of Samosas (1677 O'Connor Drive) sells a variety of samosas that you can take out to cook at home, or they will cook them on site for you as well!

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        1. re: fortheloveoffood

          I tried the Sultan of Samosa today and they are certainly good. Smaller than what I am used to but really stuffed with filling. I only tried the vegetable samosas so I will have to go back and try some of the others. The one thing I would say (which may have been mentioned before) is that they were a bit greasy but I would still highly recommend them.

          1. re: Aardvark

            Next time you at the Sultan, try the Mutton (with a nice amount of cilantro) and the Potato and Cheese (which is really subtle with a bit of cumin and is perfect with tamarind). If you order a full dozen or any one flavour, they usually have to cook it to order and it comes out crisper and although more oily, the oil drains off better too.

        2. i'm sure you can get them in quantities from ghazali's on bloor at bathurst. and if you want lots, you can order them ahead of time. they only have take out.

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          1. re: cassava

            where is this place? I tried to find it on saturday but couldn't.

            1. re: fishnetstars

              Ghazali's is next door to Bloor Cinema - on the right hand side. Tiny entrance but big smell. Impossible not to find it. :-)

              1. re: blue bike

                I went to ghazalis today and the samosas were great! the beef one was fresh and crisp and flavourful. the veggie one was microwaved, and that made me sad because it wasn't crisp anymore, but it tasted amazing!

          2. There is a woman in the north building of St Lawrence Market every Saturday who sells all sorts of Indian foods and relishes.
            I don't know the name of her business, but as you enter from Front St, walk down the left aisle and she is on the left side of the aisle, about 2/3 of the way down. The only one of her kind, so you're unlikely to miss her.
            Samosa's are tasty and she always has samples of her products to try.

            1. Samosa king at finch/middlefield has a great deal on veg samosa's and the taste good

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              1. re: Jason I

                I agree. Great deal 5 samosas for a buck and always fresh long lineups around lunch and dinner time!

                1. re: Clive

                  Yes, the veggie samosas are really fresh. I buy them and freeze them; they even crisp up again in the oven. The Indian sweets are also quite fun to try!