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Take-out samosas

Veewing Oct 23, 2011 07:58 AM

MGM Indian Market moved and took my source of home-made samosas with it! Anyone have suggestions for take-out samosas somewhere around central or north central Austin?

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    sasebastian Oct 23, 2011 10:44 AM

    Taj Imports on Lamar at Rutland sells samosas and a lot of other take-out provided by Swad next door. While the market can be a little shady (selling expired foods) but the food from Swad they sell is really good. Then there's always Curry In A Hurry on Parmer at Lamplight Village. Their food is excellent and fast.

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      knightro98 Oct 23, 2011 08:45 PM

      Whip In has very good samosas.

      1. TAF Oct 24, 2011 07:45 AM

        Does anyone know where MGM moved to?

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          rudeboy Oct 24, 2011 02:59 PM

          I think they moved way out Parmer, just past 620 on the right.

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            dinaofdoom Oct 24, 2011 03:23 PM

            they did! in the same parking lot shared by sonic, and rome's pizza.
            i did not know they did take out food though.
            (i only looked in their windows and saw it was mostly a grocery set up.
            but i was being kind of stalkerish and driving by...)

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              rudeboy Oct 24, 2011 09:24 PM

              I'm not the only one stalking that far north! I'll let you know what I find out.

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                dinaofdoom Oct 24, 2011 10:29 PM

                it's kinda sad how rare new things are around these parts.

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                TroyTempest Oct 25, 2011 09:11 AM

                they didn't really do take out food, somebody else made the Samosas. Through the years they were offering them less and less until it was only on Friday. I was talking with the guy who owned the place a couple of months before they moved and he was telling me that he was having to drive pretty far to pick them up and he wasn't really making that much per Samosa. Hopefully, they will do well in the new location.

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                  dinaofdoom Oct 25, 2011 10:43 AM

                  rudeboy, troytempest, or anyone else familiar with this area--
                  does hot breads on mcneil do good take out samosas?

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                    TroyTempest Oct 26, 2011 06:49 AM

                    sorry, never been there

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                      dinaofdoom Oct 26, 2011 08:27 AM

                      that's okay.
                      clearly, i should research it.
                      for the good of the board... ;-)

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                    TAF Oct 26, 2011 09:38 AM

                    The samosas were made by a lady who lives in south Austin. A friend used to buy them directly from her by the frozen bagload, but she stopped doing that (sadly).

            2. ghastlyfop Oct 24, 2011 09:04 AM

              Wheatsville usually carries Kala's Kuisine samosas.

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                Oyster Boy Oct 24, 2011 08:53 PM

                Shahi Foods, the little place on the corner of Lamar & Parmer usually has a tray of them on the counter near the cash register. It's sort of behind the Conoco station.

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                  topodrinko Oct 25, 2011 10:21 AM

                  although i've never tried them, i've heard great things about the samosas offered at Ken's Donuts on Guadalupe/29th St.

                  Kala's cuisine offers their samosas at the Wednesday, Triangle Farmer's Market, too.

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                    sasebastian Oct 25, 2011 03:00 PM

                    Ken's samosa's are a little strange. They are spicy on the inside, the outside is crispy like a samosa should be, but is sweet like a donut. I like sweet & spicy, and these are not bad, just not typical samosa.

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                      snakesplanes Oct 26, 2011 04:52 PM

                      yeah I like those. when I would walk to work I'd stop in for donuts, and wind up with samosas instead. they have a nice kick.

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                        shalom9 Dec 10, 2011 03:06 PM

                        I have never tried them either, but I have a friend who swears by these.

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                        debegone Oct 25, 2011 02:47 PM

                        International Food at the corner of Braker and Lamar (old Albertsons) has samosas at the check out and they restaurant in the back also serves them.

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                          rajat Oct 26, 2011 04:31 PM

                          Bombay Express at 35 and Parmer. Plus, they have more street food than samosas.

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                            Rptrane Dec 18, 2011 07:29 AM

                            Chola in Round Rock does take out and they have good Samosas.

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