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Jul 20, 2007 07:57 AM

Where Can I Get Good Samosas In Edmonton?

Have a hankering for some samosas...preferably vegetable rather than chicken or beef... and tangy, spicey chutney.

I used to pick mine up years ago at the Samosa King prior to the Crestwood Shopping Centre being renovated and then the ABC Spiceland when it was on 149th Street.

Any suggestions? Preferably in the west end or the drive out to the west end rather than 23 Ave and the rest of Millwoods.

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  1. I haven't been to it for a while as I don't get to Edmonton as much as I used to. There was an Indian place in the Canada Place food court called The Spicy House (I think). Great samosa's (beef and veggie), and really friendly owner. I'm sure he would sell them frozen if that is was you were looking for. There are also a number of Indian grocery stores and restaurants in the 34 ave area in the south. None in particular come to mind, but I would take a snoop around there to see what they have to offer.

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    1. re: djdragan


      Thanks for the suggestion. Canada Place is not far from where I work so that is a possibility.

      Otherwise, you are right I am heading off to Millwoods whether it is 23 Ave or 34 Ave.

      1. re: Bob Mac

        Ah come on Bob, head down to Millwoods! We can have a samosa taste test. :)

    2. Honestly some of the best samosas I have had in the city are made in Sherwood Park and available in the FROZEN section at the many grocery stores including Costco...they heat up fine in the microwave. We are not frozen food eaters and use the microwave for the odd left overs in most cases...but these samosas are the exeption....Chef Bombay is the name. Chicken, beef and veggie (of course).

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      1. re: foodiesnorth

        how do they get crispy in the microwave?

        1. re: egon61

          They have some sort of lined box that seems to do the trick. I will put them in the oven if I have the time....only a few minutes more...they are defaintely better that is the filling though that makes them. A middle ground is to "finish" them in the oven for a minute or two.

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        1. I know that it is not in the location you want, but I am partial to the ones from the little food counter that's inside Millwoods Grocery on 34 Ave. (In the same parking lot as Maurya Palace).

          Edit: Wow just realized that this is a thread from 2007 originally. Anyway, added my 2 cents.

          1. Try the halal place on 163rd and 95th avenue ,next to where Value Village used to be. The lady that used to make samosas at the Crestwood strip mall was making and selling them there.

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            1. re: felix the hound

              That is fairly close Felix so I will pop in the next while.

              Thanks for the current advice regarding this "not so moldy" oldie......

              1. re: Bob Mac

                if you did get your samosa fix, how was it?

                1. re: felix the hound

                  Felix: shortly after your post I happened to be up in the area but did not locate the halal shop you mentioned so consequently, no samosas. I am currently in Tofino so the samosas will have to wait until my return and when I have had my fill of the "killer" fish tacos and smoked wild fish chowder from SoBo or the cornmeal battered marinated octopus "wings" from the Wick...............

                  1. re: Bob Mac


                    The place is called Westgate Halal Meat & Deli and is at 9550 163rd Street SW, Edmonton, AB T5P 3M7. I will check it is still there next time I am in the area.

                    I suggest that upon your return you let a few days pass before you try the samosas, to reset your palate to edmonton fare.