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The Best Samosa in Toronto

The best samosa in Toronto, for me, is the ideal on-the-way-home snack. Don't get me wrong--I love me some samosas alongside a good Tandoori Chicken meal--but a couple of light, crispy samosas are my ideal tide-me-over. Plus they're never too hard on the wallet, which is always a good thing.

The best samosas in Toronto may require one to venture outside the downtown core, but if reputation serves these vegetarian, beef, or chicken samosas correctly, a bit of a trek will come with a tasty reward. Here is the list for the best samosas in Toronto.

See also:

The best Indian restaurants in Toronto
The best Indian buffet in Toronto
The best butter chicken in Toronto
The best roti in Toronto

Photos by Jesse Milns



Samosa King
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Samosa King

Samosa King has probably the best-priced samosas around, offering its crispy vegetarian samosas for five for $1.00. And despite what you would think, they're pretty decently sized. The Finch and Middlefield restaurant also makes chicken samosas, which sell for two for $1.00. I suppose Samosa King has earned its title. All hail.

Capital Sweet and Samosa
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Capital Sweet and Samosa

Capital Sweet and Samosa can't compete with Samosa King price-wise, but the reputation of its tasty little triangles does put up a bit of a fight. The samosas are made fresh in store on Overlea Boulevard, and are available in both veggie and Halal meat. Vegetarian samosas are three for $1, and chicken and beef sell two for $1.


Shirin Mahal
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Shirin Mahal

Shirin Mahal makes its vegetarian samosas from scratch using traditional Pakistani recipes. The bakery has three GTA locations (Markham, Mississauga, and Toronto at Don Mills and Overlea), and sells a variety of cakes, cookies, and pastries, again using Pakistani recipes. Samosas here are $0.75 each.


Brar Sweets (Etobicoke)
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Brar Sweets (Etobicoke)

Brar's is totally vegetarian, so naturally, you won't find any meat in its samosas. With locations in Brampton, Mississauga, and Toronto at Islington and Albion, Brar's sells its veggie samosas at three for $1, alongside other sweets and hot dishes including chana masala, saag paneer, and malai kofta.


Sultan of Samosas
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Sultan of Samosas

Watch out Samosa King. While you might have price, the Sultan has variety. Sultan of Samosas offers 10 different types of samosas, not the least of which includes a steak and potato samosa, a Tandoori chicken Kabuli, a spinach with feta and mozzarella, and a traditional beef with onion and coriander. Each samosa is $0.95 in store, and various-sized samosas can be ordered for special functions.

Sweet India
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Sweet India

Sweet India on Airport Road in Mississauga has had a few years to perfect its samosas. About 27 years, to be a little more precise. The crunchy vegetarian samosas are prepared using a traditional northern Indian recipe, offered alongside tamarind sauce. Samosas are $0.40 each.



Samosa Sweet Factory
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Samosa Sweet Factory

Samosa Sweet Factory totes the health factor of its samosas, noting that they are made with oil that is trans-fat free. Much of the samosa sales are wholesale and completed using automatic machines, which explains the impossibly perfect shape of the snacks. The notorious line-ups are undoubtedly due, at least in part, to the price of five samosas for $1.

A1 Sweets & Restaurant
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A1 Sweets & Restaurant

I inevitably think of steak sauce when I hear "A1," but there's certainly none of that at this vegetarian restaurant. A1 Sweets & Restaurant on McNicoll Avenue in Scarborough makes its golden and crispy samosas fresh from scratch, selling them to customers at two for $1.

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