The best Indian food in Toronto: West end edition

Indian cuisine is always a solid choice, with menu options for any diet. Enjoy a delicious plate of butter chicken with co-workers or check out a neat Tibetan/Indian fusion restaurant to mix up things. Toronto’s west end offers some great choices for your next Indian food fix.

Mother India

1456 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1M2

You’ll have roti left over after your next plate of butter chicken – that’s how large they make them at Mother’s. They have a beautiful and spacious seating area and great hours, so you can relax and enjoy a meal with your friends or co-workers. The fresh ingredients and herbs used in every dish will keep you coming back for more. Call ahead and your chicken will be made fresh within 20 minutes.

Banjara Indian Cuisine - Bloor St

796 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G 1L7

Small and quiet, with a unique indoor patio, Banjara almost seems like an awesome apology for the café that previously occupied the space. Trust that any lunch date here will be tasty and satisfying, no matter the diet. The sheer variety of Indian cuisine offered here can keep vegan and vegetarian palates satisfied for years, and the butter chicken is amazing.

OM Restaurant

1439 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1A1

If you think that Indian cuisine has already fused with all the other cultures out there, you would be almost right. Om offers Indian and Tibetan fusion with all the beauty and flavour of each culture. Have a gyuma appetizer before your butter chicken and finish off with their famous jasha momo (a steamed chicken dumpling). It’s also worth noting that this restaurant was the winner of the 2013 Reader’s Choice Award in The Parkdale Villager.

Little India Restaurant

255 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z4

Customers who stroll through the door at this Queen West Indian restaurant are welcomed with the smell of simmering spices and warm hospitality. Friendly staff members are happy to guide you through the comprehensive list of regional curries and tandoori dishes, but the creamy butter chicken is always a popular hit. The mild dish features tender chunks of boneless chicken submerged in a sweet tomato curry base. Be sure to order a side of garlic Naan to soak up the leftover sauce.

With its rich flavours, spicy sauces and loads of options, Indian food is a delicious and satisfying choice for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. From butter chicken to freshly-baked garlic naan, if you’re craving Indian food, these places will bring it right to your door.
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