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  • Fwagra Aug 29, 2006 01:53 AM
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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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  1. 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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    1. re: Zengarden

      How was the food?

    2. 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. 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. 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.

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

              1. 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.....