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Pizza or Italian in Delhi?

Amici seems to dole out authentic stuff.

Apr 05, 2010
Monkess in India & South Asia

Looking for Recommendations in Some Smaller Cities (Agra and Chandigarh)

Dasaprakash is a good idea. I used to like the Chinese room in Mughal-dunno if it is still any good.

Apr 04, 2010
Monkess in India & South Asia

Is there muscovado sugar in Toronto?

Bulk Barn has it for sure-bought it there all the time. Also Fortinos/oblaws has it. Good Luck!

Sudden Inexplicable Craving for a Banana Split

I have had many a BS at Dennys...basic but satisfies the cravings when they attack. BR is strictly okay...I prefer Licks-they make theirs a bit more wholesome...with trail mix and real fresh fruits. Good Luck!

Family restaurant in Toronto with good food where they'll sing my 3 year old Happy Birthday?

Not great by adult standards--I meant it is suitable for children and actually their menu is very kid friendly...plus the fixed menu offers a good 3 course at a decent price. The ambience is pretty cool for a first timer I would say.

Family restaurant in Toronto with good food where they'll sing my 3 year old Happy Birthday?

The Old Spaghetti Factory for sure-great food and perfect for the kids bday.

Horrrrrible dinner at Nirvana

I agree that a complaint was in order but the management attitude was so disinterested that we frankly couldnt be bothered to help them with their business whilst our stomachs were growling. Sure, if I had stamina and was not starving I may have politely pointed out a few things.

Horrrrrible dinner at Nirvana

Nirvana on K street
I am practically last in line for a restaurant bashing...but I was so totally filled with remorse at having eaten here that I want others to be spared this place.
We ordered a mix vegetables in tomato sauce, dal makhani and eggplant curry with rotis and puri(fried bread)
We got this overflowing bowl of tomato sauce and then realized it was actually a medium green pepper that had been halved filled with tomato sauce(which was nice tasting) mixed in were about 6 corn KERNELS and a couple of frozen beans....for $10? That was a joke but was supposed to be the mixed vegetable curry...O-K-AY.
The rest of the food was mediocre to bad too...the eggplant curry had 2 small pieces of eggplant but rather drowned in the gravy...now we do understand that water aka as gravy is way cheaper than vegetable-but hey at 10 bucks you can afford to throw in some more veggies.
The dal had a box of salt thrown in, so bitter that we could barely have a couple of spoons each.
The final straw was the puri.....it was so hard and crunchy due to being deep fried when the oil was obviously not hot enough-the thing was drowning in grease and when we popped it open it squirted oil everywhere.
Total time eating-7 mins
We practically left the table untouched, forked over $50 and the bald man (manager?) who probably is so used to this, did not once ask us how we were doing, nor why the food was untouched.
Please do yourself a favor and stay away.
P.S. A good indication of what goes on in the kitchen and with general upkeep is the washroom. I tried to wash my hands but that place was filthy and stank so bad, I just about managed to do that. A toal dampner on a good evening. :(

HELP! Vegetarian Visiting for 4 days

Thanks rutgers2! Looks like hummus kitchen is purfect too! So between them and Taim -which do you prefer?
Also I was wondering if Zen Burgers are any good? I know they are only veggie and an all veggie burger place sounds like a dream-any good as in is it a worthwhile fast food pit stop? Cheers!

Aug 28, 2009
Monkess in Manhattan

HELP! Vegetarian Visiting for 4 days

Taim Falafel-THATS the place I was trying to remember....getting a sketch idea of our meal planning....changed hotels now...we are staying in rahway,nj and driving into the city everyday!

Aug 24, 2009
Monkess in Manhattan

HELP! Vegetarian Visiting for 4 days

Vegetarian Dim Sum House -sounds like a great lunch spot! Is parking a hassle near these places?

Aug 23, 2009
Monkess in Manhattan

HELP! Vegetarian Visiting for 4 days

ummm..I was looking at Dirt Candy too...but the husband is a very wholesome eater he doesnt really fancy delicate fine dinning foods (he is always hungry after...lol) so more comfort food kind....anybody have a take on the vegan falafal place? I forget the name now....hole in the wall they said...

Aug 22, 2009
Monkess in Manhattan

HELP! Vegetarian Visiting for 4 days

Thanks! You made my day...Curlys website had me drooling-this is EXACTLY the sort of place I was looking for. We are going to be on Murray Hill Pkwy, East Rutherford, NJ ...and then drive(rental car) to the city and see our points of interest. I cant wait to check out some of the other places you have reccomended!

Aug 22, 2009
Monkess in Manhattan

HELP! Vegetarian Visiting for 4 days

Thanks! You made my day...Curlys website had me drooling-this is EXACTLY the sort of place I was looking for. We are going to be on Murray Hill Pkwy, East Rutherford, NJ ...and then drive(rental car) to the city and see our points of interest. I cant wait to check out some of the other places you have reccomended!

Aug 22, 2009
Monkess in Manhattan

HELP! Vegetarian Visiting for 4 days

Hey all!
I am planning a surprise trip to NYC for my husband on his birthday. We will be there Monday through Thursday.
We are vegetarian who do dairy but no eggs. I would prefer all vegetarian places instead of trying veggie options. I did do a search and looked at old threads but nothing concrete came up.
I would appreciate some help here, as this is getting a bit overwelming.
I did pick up tips on the veggie falafal place, tiffinwala, zen burger and the candle cafe.
We are looking to keep costs in the mid range-not fine dinning but something clean and wholesome.
Thanks in advance!

Aug 21, 2009
Monkess in Manhattan

Halvah

The BEST Halwa is made at the Govindas restaurant at the Hare Krishnas at 243 Avenue Road. On Sundays they have a free vegetarian feast and you can eat as much halwa as you like for free!
Their halwa is just rightly sweetened, raiains and made with ghee...yummm

best brunch places in Toronto?

I have always had a good meal at SAdies-weekdays or weekends..I am surprised that some of you feel it was abad experience. Try their vegan pancakes,they are seriously good. I hope you have a better time if you decide to try!

Need to find Popcorn Bags

Dollarama. I bought a whole case once at Costco(still have the case! so much for my enthusiasim!)

kalonji black onion seed

Try Bombay Trading on Bloor and Dufferin they have it for sure!

best brunch places in Toronto?

Just this Sunday we went to brunch at 1 pm -Sadies Diner...am still drooling from the banana and chocolate chip pancakes-AM mazing.
This is by far my best choice for a meal that is warm, good old fashioned comfort food. Mostly vegan.
On Adelaide just west of Spadina.