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The top 10 vegetarian Indian restaurants in Toronto

The top vegetarian Indian restaurants in Toronto feature a slew of dishes, from South Indian dosa and pav bhaji to hearty Punjabi curries, chutneys and thali combos. Toronto is spoiled for choice because there are plenty of meatless options in the city.

Here's where to find Indian restaurants in Toronto that are entirely vegetarian.

A1 Sweets & Restaurant
Samosa chaat, veggie biryani and paratha stuffed with a combination of aloo, gobi and paneer are among the many Punjabi dishes offered by this Scarborough restaurant. Don't miss out on the crispy, golden, scratch-made samosas.

This quiet vegetarian eatery in the Annex offers an eclectic menu with an emphasis on South Indian dishes. The masala dosa filled with spicy potato and onions is a standout.

The Veggie Thali
This Indian restaurant on Victoria Park sells its signature thali for less than $10. It features assorted selections from the well stocked hot table, including aloo gobi, dal makhni and dudhi channa dal amon.

Udupi Palace
South Indian vegetarian food is the specialty at this Little India restaurant. Come here for the hearty thali packed with rice, vegetables, dal, rasam, sambhar and chapati or try my personal fave, pav bhaji, a spicy veg curry meant to be swiped up with soft bread rolls.

Housed in a beautifully restored church on Avenue Road, this vegan eatery offers a rotating menu of meatless meals for $10. Fill up on thali combos loaded with rice, dhal, vegetable sabji, roti, salad, pakora and dessert .

Truly India
This Indian restaurant on O'Connor Drive deals in homestyle dishes that are 100 per cent meat free. The menu features snack foods like samosas, pakoras and cachori as well as channa masala, makhni, and sweets such as kulfi and carrot halwa.

Sarvanaa Bhavan
This international chain of vegetarian restaurants serves up mini tiffins at lunchtime. If your appetite is more than just mini, opt for dosa stuffed with spiced cottage cheese, onions and masala, or rich dishes like the aloo palak and moong dhal fry.

The thali from the Etobicoke eatery comes packed with choices of daal, eggplant, paneer and more. Giant roti topped with a knob of butter seals the deal.

This Indian snack bar in Etobicoke is stocked with sweet and savoury bites. Papri chaat, bhel puri, pao bhaji, chana samosa are highlights on the menu, and everything is vegetarian.

Guru Lukshmi
Guru Lukshmi is a fantastic South Indian dosa spot in Mississauga. Don't be misled by the quiet owner--his food does most of the talking. Try the rava masala dosa or onion uttapam - the green chutney is also delicious.

Share your favourite Toronto vegetarian Indian restaurant in the comments.

Photo by Jesse Milns.

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