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The Best Samosa in Toronto

Posted by Robyn Urback / July 28, 2011

best samosa torontoThe 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/Embassy Restaurant

Samosa King/Embassy Restaurant

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. More »

Capital Sweet and Samosa

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. More »

Shirin Mahal

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. More »

Brar's

Brar's

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. More »

Sultan of Samosas

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. More »

Sweet India

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. More »

Samosa Sweet Factory

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. More »

A1 Sweets & Restaurant

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. More »

Discussion

47 Comments

REXDALE / July 28, 2011 at 10:19 am
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YESSSS REXDALE IN THE HOUSE !!!!!! DELISH !
Marie / July 28, 2011 at 10:22 am
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Ghazale on Bathurst and Bloor has AWESOME beef and veg samosas! And also some really cheap baklava.
J / July 28, 2011 at 10:25 am
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Surati Sweet Mart - Carnforth Road (Between Victoria Park and DVP off Lawrence)
GhazaleHater replying to a comment from Marie / July 28, 2011 at 10:50 am
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nastiest indian food at ghazale so bad that I dont even want to capitalize its name. You were probably there on a late-drunken-after-bar bad decision
Joan / July 28, 2011 at 10:58 am
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I actually agree with Marie, the food there isn't bad
Mike / July 28, 2011 at 11:05 am
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Broadview Deli on Queen has good samosas as well.
akswun / July 28, 2011 at 11:11 am
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Yeah boy!... Samosa King is the KANG of all Samosas! Believe dat! I can never convince myself to buy another samosa after paying a $1 for 5 pieces. No way in hell am I spending $2 for 1 medium sized, cold and tasteless pastry.
Karen Orme / July 28, 2011 at 11:38 am
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Blue Bay Cafe on Dundas St. W (top of Roncesvalles) has the BEST samosas served with a refreshing tomato salsa. Mauritian food ... very yummy.
Jaclyn / July 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm
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Happy to see Sultan of Samosas made the cut, but where's Ghandi on Queen West? Their king-sized samosas are the best I've ever tasted!
rexdale / July 28, 2011 at 12:14 pm
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ghazale is not indian
Greg / July 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm
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Mela on Avenue road is fantastic and has delicious Samosas
HaterHater replying to a comment from GhazaleHater / July 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm
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OMG! Not even capitalize its name?! It must be bad!!
Lune / July 28, 2011 at 01:00 pm
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I LOVE Brar, but I don't go there anymore cause it's too far from my place. As an East-ender, I get my samosas from BJ's grocery in Little India. 3 for $1 and it's delicious.
Carly Rhiannon / July 28, 2011 at 01:14 pm
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Glad to see M&B Yummy on the list. The owner highly recommended the samosas the last time I was there - so glad she did. They were AMAZING.
Diane / July 29, 2011 at 01:39 pm
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Woah for the first time places outside of the core. That said Sultan of Samosas is great, but they're about $1/piece. There's another little bakery near donlands/danforth and they have pretty good veg samosas 3/$1. Yumyum now I have to try these other places :)
Sean / July 29, 2011 at 10:03 pm
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Sammosa King all the way!
Torontonian / July 29, 2011 at 10:11 pm
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The Best Samosas in "Toronto"
porker replying to a comment from Diane / July 30, 2011 at 10:06 am
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I'm seconding the place on the Danforth. Can't remember the name but we've had their samosas dozens of times and they're delicious.
Dillon / August 2, 2011 at 02:55 pm
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Samosa King FTW. #1 for sure, people in scarborough should know.
Haley / August 7, 2011 at 05:27 pm
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No joke, that little stand inside Donlands station has AMAZING samosas!
CHEAP UGG BOOTS / August 13, 2011 at 10:01 am
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I LOVE Brar, but I don't go there anymore cause it's too far from my place. As an East-ender, I get my samosas from BJ's grocery in Little India. 3 for $1 and it's delicious.
IndianFoodLover / August 13, 2011 at 08:42 pm
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I agree with Torontonian; these places are almost all outside of Toronto.
I can't believe only one or 2 places on the list are actually in city of Toronto; what about little India in the East end? Surely at least one restaurant there must be making good samosas! (thanks to Lune btw for your comment about BJ Supermarket there)
I'm also wondering about the Danforth/Donlands place people have mentioned - does anyone know what it's called and exactly where it is?
Thanks!
Jimmy Choo / August 14, 2011 at 09:20 am
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Can't remember the name but we've had their samosas dozens of times and they're delicious.
SNEAKERS SHOP / August 14, 2011 at 09:22 am
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I get my samosas from BJ's grocery in Little India. 3 for $1 and it's delicious.
BEST RUNNING SHOES / August 14, 2011 at 11:42 pm
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I LOVE Brar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BEST RUNNING SHOES / August 14, 2011 at 11:43 pm
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OMG! Not even capitalize its name?
UGGS UK / August 18, 2011 at 09:48 am
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I LOVE Toronto Samosa
NISHA k / August 22, 2011 at 07:02 pm
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BELIEVE ME SWEET INDIA ON AIRPORT ROAD HAS THE BEST VEGETABLE SAMOSAS
I ONLY BUY FROM THERE FOR PARTIES ETC
Helen / September 6, 2011 at 10:47 pm
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Shirin Mahal!!!! Sooo big and flavourful!
mikhail / April 19, 2012 at 12:56 pm
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Amazing! 10 different kinds of samosas, the best ever.
"Signature samosas" in Mississauga.
Gerry / May 9, 2012 at 08:11 pm
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They were definitely the best I've ever had.
My favorite was Steak & Potato samosa. Thanks Mikhail
Samosa Addict / May 27, 2012 at 06:17 pm
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Ya, Signature samosas is the best i've ever had. My favourite is spinach and cheese.
Rosita / June 3, 2012 at 02:58 pm
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Signature Samosas!!!
They have the best crispy samosas in town. Very fresh and delicious. 10 different varieties to choose from. One of my favourites is the Tandoori chicken.
Great job guys. Keep it up!

Sundae / June 8, 2012 at 07:17 am
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In the west end SIGNATURE SAMOSA Lakeshore near Cawthra is amazing. Light crust - fresh and tasty ingredients. Tandoori chicken, steak and potato and an unbelievable mushroom. Seriously a must try. Ordered 250 for a party. Owner is great. My order was hot and on time and the Samosas were a huge it. Awesome value.
King / July 20, 2012 at 11:24 pm
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i know the salary of your employees is $1.00 per hour and i am talking to you owner of the shop!!!!!!!!!!!
COSPLAY / September 26, 2012 at 11:43 pm
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Samosa King FTW. #1 for sure, people in scarborough should know.
Yasmin / October 22, 2012 at 03:36 pm
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I am looking for a place in Thornhill/Richmond Hill. Any suggestions?

thanks.
SG / April 20, 2013 at 12:12 pm
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The veggie samosas at Bun King located in the strip mall at Victoria park and danforth are so good!!! And huge!
Kurz Brautkleider / April 26, 2013 at 02:51 am
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Tony L / August 13, 2013 at 04:05 pm
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In Mississauga, Bombay Grocers on Britannia Rd in between Creditview and Mavis. Just simply great, not many places can touch this one. 3 for $1.
M C / October 27, 2013 at 02:45 pm
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Samosa King pays no attention to their customers. They treat them like beggars. They gave me sweets (with syrup) in a brown lunch bag because I had bought 1/2 a pound of it. I had bought another half a pound of kaju barfi...so they gave me those in another brown bag. I asked for a box so they charged 40 cents. Only if you buy a pound of sweets, you get a box...but they will not mix it...and the people at the cash over there argued over this. BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE.
mm / November 18, 2013 at 06:51 pm
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try out Halal baked samosas with beef or potatos made of a puff pastry, it's really something new but healthy and delicious.
mm / November 18, 2013 at 06:55 pm
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Halal Baked Beef and potato Samosas at 30 Bertrand Ave. unit A3. very friendly and fast service. Traditional, neat and hospital. Providing various high quality cappuccino, latte, espressos.
mm / November 18, 2013 at 07:06 pm
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30 Bertrand Ave., just North of Eglinton and East of Warden. Puff Samosa - something really unique today. Baked Halal Samosas. Great taste + different assortment of coffees!!! Must try
yasir / July 22, 2014 at 04:42 pm
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This list is pretty bad actually. Samosa factory? I mean common, they mass produce samosas on the machine. The best samosas are from Pak Sweets on Dundas st. in Mississauga. Every time i go there they have a lineup.
Toronto / September 6, 2014 at 09:20 pm
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This week I tried samosa from two top restaurants, the quality was far from satisfactory. We need to provide quality product to all customers, as this item is in great demands across all communities. It is time to set up specialty All Samosa Store in Toronto.
Mississauga / September 28, 2014 at 01:22 pm
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Nobody beats a-one on Tranmere - British style samosas with a Canadian twist

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