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Toronto: best sweets in Little India?

Olivia Apr 7, 2008 05:41 PM

Where is your favorite place to go for sweets in Little India? (take-out/bakery style, not eat-in)

I used to go to Surati, but they closed their Gerrard shop.

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    alltummy RE: Olivia Apr 8, 2008 06:14 AM

    i'd like to know too, or anywhere else in the downtown area...

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      mia_wallace RE: alltummy Apr 8, 2008 06:49 AM

      I like the chocolate burfi and dil bahars from Mahar and Motimahal.

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        emmalee RE: mia_wallace Apr 8, 2008 07:25 AM

        The sweets at Mahar are fabulous.
        Now I'm craving them and need to make a trip over there!

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          jamie RE: emmalee Apr 10, 2008 07:16 AM

          Moti Mahal and Mahar would be my choices. BJ Supermarket has a self-serve counter at the front of the store, though quality is hit-and-miss (I have had pieces that were extremely fresh, others rock hard when they weren't supposed to be).

    2. Olivia RE: Olivia Apr 10, 2008 09:42 AM

      Thanks for the suggestions; I'll check out both places.

      Yeah, I was at BJ recently and the sweets looked...unappealing. I picked up some samosas though (years ago they were excellent), but was disappointed to find that they tasted of refrigerator.

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        tp24 RE: Olivia Apr 10, 2008 09:51 AM

        I've never tried the sweets at BJ, because their samosas always had flies INSIDE the bins...so I feel everything there is unappealing.

        If you're looking in Little India, then the Motimahal's sweets are pretty good.

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          js288uk RE: tp24 Apr 10, 2008 10:02 AM

          Shalimar Sweets at the junction of Gerrard and Greenwood has very good carrot, turmeric, and another kind of halwa - you get a large amount for 5 bucks and it is delish - just make sure you get the fresh stuff which he keeps on the counter.

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        js288uk RE: Olivia Apr 10, 2008 10:05 AM

        Also, not at Little India, but in the Little Bangladesh area, Anondo, just opposite the big Leon's at Main/Danforth has great Bengali-style sweets. They make different kinds everyday, everything from rasagollas to phirni to pithas, about 6 bucks for a box and they are lovely and fresh. Usually sold out by late evening. Do a google search if you don't know what these sweets are. Their food is also very good home-made regional cuisine.

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          Evol1966 RE: Olivia Apr 21, 2008 10:05 AM

          Try Annapurna Sweets at Warden /Ellesmere South West Corner..it is really good

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            tp24 RE: Evol1966 Apr 21, 2008 02:30 PM

            I didn't like the sweets at Annapurna...if we're talking best sweets outside of Little India, then MISTAAN SWEETS is pretty good, but their SAMOSAS are the best in the world.
            (Vic Park and McNicoll


            Mississauga Sweets has really delicious (and a huge selection) of indian sweets.

          2. TOchowgal RE: Olivia Apr 21, 2008 07:19 PM

            Surati Sweet mart is the best!

            I love their sweets. I've never bought sweets anywhere else. Their savoury stuff is good too; especially the chili bhaji...YUM!

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              vorpal RE: TOchowgal Apr 22, 2008 09:52 PM

              Agreed. That's the one I always go to and I'm always happy with their stuff.

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                Olivia RE: TOchowgal Apr 23, 2008 10:36 AM

                Yep, that's why I started the thread. Their Gerrard location is closed, but they are still on Carnforth (their commisary/warehouse, I suppose).

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                pakdawgie RE: Olivia Apr 22, 2008 07:27 AM

                I enjoy going to the sweet shop that is next to Iqbal Kabab on Overlea.

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                  pink14 RE: Olivia Apr 25, 2008 05:33 PM

                  Bengali Sweet House 2501 Finch Avenue W 416-740-9566..have the best sweets in town..yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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                    Leslieville RE: pink14 Apr 25, 2008 08:24 PM

                    Did you read the O.P.s question? Little India is in the Gerrard and Coxwell area, approximately 25 kms from your favorite spot. actually since it's Finch West, probably twice that distance.

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