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Fwagra Aug 29, 2006 01:53 AM

I heard that the Hare Krishna temple on Avenue Road has some very good vegetarian Indian cuisine that they offer to the public.

Does anyone know anything about this?

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    Zengarden RE: Fwagra Aug 29, 2006 02:05 AM

    Went there a number of years ago so I don't know if the quality of the food has changed.

    It's a definite cheap eat. Vegetarian and nobody bugs you about joining them. I think that the payment for food actually counts as a religious donation so it's tax deductible.

    One tip would be to ensure that you wear socks as you must remove your shoes when you are inside the temple.

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      Fwagra RE: Zengarden Aug 29, 2006 02:14 AM

      How was the food?

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      Zengarden RE: Fwagra Aug 30, 2006 04:07 PM

      Food was fine. It wasn't memorable in a bad or fantastic way.

      Go for the experience of it all. I know that the Hare Krishnas are strong advocates of vegetarianism so I would think that they would know what they're doing.

      1. sasgirl RE: Fwagra Aug 30, 2006 07:12 PM

        CBC's Beyond Burgers website has a small review about it.
        http://www.cbc.ca/metromorning/beyond...

        http://iskcon.ca/toronto/govinda.htm

        Haven't been to this one but I've been to one in a Hare Krishna temple in the States and the food was delicious!

        1. food face RE: Fwagra Feb 9, 2007 06:14 AM

          Ok, Govinda's in the Hare Krishna temple has been up and down. I have been going there frequently the last couple of years. They don't have a chef and all the cooking is done on a volunteer basis. Sometimes it's great but more often than not (especially lately) it's been not worth a pay what you can donation. They have moved their makeshift restaurant into a dank basement. I would suggetst going on the Sunday night free dinner. Go at around 7:30 if you don't want to go for the service. If you are strapped for cash and are vegetarian then check it out on a sunday but stay away from govinda's any other time.

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            GovindasToronto RE: Fwagra Mar 8, 2013 03:20 PM

            Hi there. I am from the establishment and responding to some of the comments in this thread.
            Govinda's has a seperate entrance and no need to take your shoes off. It is in a large ground floor dining hall and the menu, service, decor and even entrance has been revamped.

             
            1. happycamper RE: Fwagra Mar 3, 2014 08:18 AM

              http://www.thegridto.com/life/food-dr...
              Expect Hare Krishna to get Busy!

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                Vinnie Vidimangi RE: Fwagra Mar 3, 2014 05:13 PM

                See prior post.
                When the monk who is in charge of the kitchen cooks the food is fantastic. When the Indian women cook, it is.... well.....

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