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Where can I get a decent samosa downtown?

kpaxonite Feb 6, 2010 08:37 AM

I dont want to trek all the way to namur metro for pushap and the sales at mcgill are sporadic.

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    celfie RE: kpaxonite Feb 6, 2010 09:20 AM

    frigo vert always has

    1. kpzoo RE: kpaxonite Feb 6, 2010 11:34 AM

      You could try the samosas at Thali on St-Marc - http://thalimontreal.com/ Caveat: I've had other good things there, but I've yet to try the samosas.

      There's also an Indian place on Lincoln (I think?) that folks have been raving about, cannot remember the name and couldn't quickly find the thread - maybe someone else can chime in.

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        sharkbait88 RE: kpzoo Feb 6, 2010 11:46 AM

        i've had the samosas at thali and they're pretty good, great even.
        the indian place on lincon i think is mumbai palace, which is an all you can eat place. if you have a student card, you can get all you can eat fo i think it was $8. i've been there only once, but they have some of the best indian food i've eaten in the area, on par with thali for a better comparison.

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          Shattered RE: kpzoo Feb 6, 2010 12:56 PM

          Yup, the samosas are really good at Thali, and the pakoras are even better, as good as any I've had.

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            sharkbait88 RE: Shattered Feb 6, 2010 01:44 PM

            the pakoras are delicious! the samosas fyi are a dollar each, taxes included.

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              kpaxonite RE: sharkbait88 Feb 6, 2010 01:46 PM

              and according to the site 1.50 for the meat ones...

              are the pakoras just made with potatoes?

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                Shattered RE: kpaxonite Feb 6, 2010 01:48 PM

                Pretty sure there's onion in there too. If they're just potato, they really know how to spice 'em!

        2. hala RE: kpaxonite Feb 6, 2010 03:30 PM

          I'm on mat leave, so maybe things have changed, but during the semester there are usually samosas almost every day at leacock noonish.

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            The Chemist RE: hala Feb 8, 2010 09:25 AM

            Almost every day in engineering hallway too!

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            tonbo RE: kpaxonite Feb 7, 2010 04:10 PM

            Try Devi on Crescent. Best samosas in Montreal. Fresh, never frozen.

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              SnackHappy RE: tonbo Feb 8, 2010 03:43 AM

              Well, at $3 each, they better be.

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                BLM RE: SnackHappy Feb 10, 2010 10:05 AM

                From seeing the menu online at the Devi restaurant site, their samosas is listed at $6! Ouch. However during the 'Happy Hour Tasting Menu' they have samosa(cocktail) at $3(I'm guessing these are mini samosas?).

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              karela RE: kpaxonite Apr 1, 2010 02:08 PM

              If you are just looking to grab a decent (yet not spectacular) samosa to go, there is always the little Indian market/butcher shop on Ontario and St.Dominique. I think it has two entrances, one on St. Dominique and one on Ontario. They are right next to the cash register and are around 60 cents each.

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                cingkrab RE: kpaxonite Mar 26, 2011 11:04 AM

                There is a Bangladesh dep on Union between Sherbrooke and President Kennedy that sell them. Pretty convenient for McGill students.

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                  Shattered RE: cingkrab Mar 26, 2011 04:21 PM

                  They're huge, tasty and really cheap. $4 or $4.50 for 6 of them.

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                    cingkrab RE: Shattered Mar 26, 2011 06:32 PM

                    Marche Eden also sell samosas but they're $1.50 each so this is a better deal. Eden does have awesome pastries + sandwiches though.

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