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10 Best Indian Restaurants in Surrey

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1. My Shanti By Vikram Vij

http://www.myshanti.com

I decided to try the unctuous Seafood Medley which consisted of mussels, ling cod, prawns and squid and spicy cassava fries in a coconut red chili curry and the lamb popsicle with the fenugreek curry. Overall my first experience here was delicious! Their menu has so many refined unique dishes that use locally sourced ingredients prepared with a twist on modern Indian fusion. Make sure to try one of their creative cocktails. Even the desserts were eclectic and uniquely great in that they took traditional offerings and improvised on them. That ensures a truly memorable end to your meal in this contemporary, buzzy spot. If you’re lucky, you may even get to meet and greet with the Chef Vikram himself.


 

2. Gulberg Restaurant

http://www.gulbergrestaurant.com

The Gulberg offers great Halal Pakistani food with impeccable service and ambiance. The delectable menu is reasonably priced and offers a wide variety of options, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Some highlights include their creamy paneer, butter chicken, fish or veggie pakoras, beef nihari, chicken tikka, fried fish biryani and tandoori chicken. Since they are renowned for their fabulous lunch buffet, I recommend arriving with a hearty appetite and an empty stomach. I can also reassure you that when you try their buttery, garlicky Naan, you will keep coming back for more!

 

3. Mehfil India Restaurant & Sweets

http://www.mehfilindia.com

This hot spot boasts inexpensive prices and a wide selection of Indian food, making Mehfil a real winner! The staff is also very very friendly and always makes you feel like a welcomed guest. I loved the curry goat, creamy shahi sauce, spicy vindaloo, palak paneer, goat curry and always-fresh and buttery roti. Their comforting homemade chai tea and rice pudding were the perfect ending to a delicious meal at their hot and ready smorgasbord.

 

4. Mahek Restaurant & Lounge

http://mahek.ca

Mahek’s amazing butter chicken and vegetable shrimp pakora blew my mind! Their lamb curry came highly recommended and it isn’t very difficult to see why: it melts in your mouth. This spot had possibly the best garlic naan and mutter paneer I’ve ever tried. I also recommend trying the Mahek Dinner Special for a little nosh because of the perfectly light and fluffy pakoras.

To add a beautiful touch, the staff were friendly and welcoming and the decor is nice with a spacious central area with cosy booths around the windows for added intimacy and privacy. Perfect date night spot!

 

5. Rasoi Restaurant Inc.

http://rasoi.ca

I highly recommend trying the Fish Korma and Lamb Tikka Masala and the variety of coconut chicken curries. They pride themselves on their goat curry and chili chicken too, plus their fragrant jasmine basmati rice that is so fluffy and second to none. Ordering the lamb vindaloo kind of reminded me of Christmas  because it is full of spicy rich flavours. To top it all off, their crispy savory pakoras won’t leave you disappointed.The flavours are just right and the spice is all balanced as it should be traditionally. Keep in mind that for the more sensitive palate, extra spicy truly means ‘extra spicy’! The perfect sweet treat to end your meal would have to be hands-down their Gajar Halwa made with naturally sweet carrot and cream.

6. Satya Asha (Vegetarian)

http://satyaashaveggie.com
This husband-wife run restaurant offers the freshest and healthiest of vegetarian and vegan options including Dokla, Thali, Gujrati fare. Their Tawa aloo and Tawa methi pranthas are to die for!

You have to order the cashew dates and potato kachori to start. The food was unique and so very tasty plus the service and ambience were impeccable. I was really blown away by how tender the chicken korma and chickpea, sweet potato and cashew koftas were too! Make sure to finish off your meal with their sweet or salty lassi.


 

7. Mayuri Indian Cuisine

http://www.mayuri.ca

Mayuri takes pride in fresh and hot, made on the spot, big portions of unforgettable flavourful dishes. You really can’t go wrong with classic staples like Chicken Tiki Masala, Aloo Palak, their freshest and proper paneer masala dosas, rava dosa and the thali plate. Their homemade classic “coconut chutney” is epic too! I also thoroughly enjoyed the eggplant curry and traditional biryani if you’re feeling especially peckish. Ending off this extraordinary meal experience with their amazing Gulab Jaman will leave you in a blissful food coma.

8. Krishna’s Dosa Grill

https://www.zomato.com/vancouver/krishnas-dosa-grill-whalley/menu

This quaint family run business has me craving their signature dosas every weekend paired with their soothing idli sambhar. Every time we come here, we leave with pure satisfaction from the Jaipuri paneer masala dosa or the onion rava masala dosa with three delicious chutney sauces and lentil soup and a generous amount of lamb filling.

Krishna’s restaurant isn’t fancy but we have never been disappointed with a meal here and it is always top of the list for those: “so-where-do-you-want-to-go-for-lunch?” conversations. It is especially authentic and brings back fond memories and a touch of Chennai or Bangalore’s traditional eating spots that I recall so fondly from my travels.

 

9. Dhoom Restaurant & Bar

http://www.dhoomrestaurant.com

Holy cow. No pun intended, but just when I had thought I have eaten all kinds of tandoori chicken in my experience and long-term relationship with Indian food, Dhoom comes out of nowhere! This spot can accommodate a large group or event and it also caters to the daily lunch crew of local professionals working nearby.

Dhoom’s staff is very friendly, attentive and welcoming even when they’re swamped.

They offer light samosas, generous portions of butter chicken and filling egg biryani. Pair that with a couple of garlic naans and rasmalai for dessert and you won’t be disappointed by this hot spot’s great portions and freshly made delicacies.

10. Tasty Bistro

http://tastybistro.com

It has been widely touted as “The Best Indian Food in Canada”. I don’t know about that, as I haven’t eaten my way through all the indian fare Canada has to offer, but as for Surrey, I can give it two thumbs way up!  Having been to Amritsar, Chandigarh, New Delhi and then seeing the best of Toronto the Tasty Indian Bistro is phenomenal. It’s beautiful inside and out with very artistic decor and very sharply dressed staff. It is truly a five star experience.

A really unique marinated, spiced, boneless, deep-fried Chicken Pakora, boneless tandoori Chicken cooked with a rich tomato cream gravy, Mild Coconut Chicken Curry cooked up with a coconut cream and onion gravy were all loaded with flavour. It has such a widely diverse menu whose offerings also include delectable chaat papri, light flaky vegetable pakora and then my go-to: coconut shrimp curry. This tasty Indian spot has such a plethora of options I think I can almost taste the Payasam sweet pudding already!

The perfect textural combination and balance of sweet, savory are beautifully complimented by the fabulous cocktail and wine menu. Since the food does pack some heat, I’d recommend indulging in that delectable cocktail menu paired with a nice creamy Kheer rice dessert or rass gulla made of sweet cheese dipped in sugar. Voila!

Images sourced:
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Weekend+extra+Surrey+Shanti+sparkles+among…
http://www.asianjournal.ca/restaurant-tasty-indian-bistro/
https://foursquare.com/v/krishnas-dosa-grill/4e9a5f402d5df1b5037ed69/photos

​Alena Rebmann is a writer, sculptor/painter, doctor of clinical psychology, world traveler, creative director of a tech/software company in Vancouver, polyglot and chef who is hungry and insatiable for all that life has to offer! She has lived and traveled across the globe and delights in delivering her adventures and experiences to readers everywhere.

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The Surrey Eats New Years Social at The Clayton Public House

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Join Us For THE New Year’s Celebration

The Surrey Eats New Years Social
COCKTAILS + CANAPES
Benefiting The Surrey Food Bank + My Cloverdale Kitchen

PRESENTED by:  Z95.3, Robbie Johal + The Clayton Public House

The new year is coming; the party is near.

We are sure looking forward to lots of good cheer.

Get all dressed up in your snazziest best, So you can win the prize + beat out the rest.

We will have the Z95.3 Street Squad, Games, Prizes, Raffles, Giveaways + A prize for the best dressed as voted on by the other party goers! This will be one for the books!

The tickets are $35 (or 4 for $125)/

This includes Canapes all night + a GLASS of FREE Champagne at MIDNIGHT!

Take a picture at our STEP + REPEAT, tag all the participating sponsors and you will get 5 free entries into the BIG PRIZE draw!

Sponsored By:

Z95.3, Robbie Johal – Clayton’s #1 Realtor, The Clayton Public House, Ultra Digital Printing, Surrey604.

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There’s a New Pizzeria in The Neighbourhood…and It’s Inside 7-Eleven Stores Across Canada

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7-Eleven launches new lighter, crispier hand panned pizzas – made in
Canada with quality Canadian ingredients.

7-Eleven Canada invites Canadians to visit the new pizzeria in their neighbourhood – featuring hand panned pizzas made with quality Canadian ingredients.

The brand’s newest offering strikes the perfect balance between authentic Italian heritage and Canadian traditions. Knowing that the dough is the most important element to customers, 7-Eleven developed a light and crispy crust made from 100% Canadian wheat using authentic natural sourdough from Puglia, Italy. The dough is then hand-stretched and panned in B.C. to provide the lightness and crispiness reminiscent of an Italian pizzeria.

Quality Canadian ingredients top these flavour-packed pizzas including traditionally slow-dry cured pepperoni from Montreal. Three types of 100% Canadian milk cheeses bring the flavours together, including provolone and parmesan from Ontario and mozzarella from British Columbia.

“Our goal for our new pizza recipes was to provide a quality, delicious pizza hot from our store ovens in minutes 24/7 – or delivered to your home,” explains Norman Hower, VP and GM of 7-Eleven Canada. “The crust is arguably the most important piece of the pie, so we took our time to develop an authentic tasting dough that we knew people would love.”

For the month of December, Canadians are able to sample the new pizzas for free every Friday from 2-4pm! Whether you’re in a crunch for a kid’s party, tomorrow’s breakfast, or craving some late-night munchies, 7-Eleven Canada has you covered with late-night deliveries in over 350 stores and over 410 on December 16. To see if your local store delivers, visit www.7-eleven.ca/delivery.

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Province Brands of Canada Inks Deal to Distribute First CBD Beer Nationwide In Ireland

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First Step in Opening European Market in 2020

Award-Winning, Cork-Based Barry & Fitzwilliam Named Exclusive Multi-Year Distribution Partner

Province Brands of Canada, a leading researcher in cannabinoid science and the developer of first-of-its-kind luxury beverages powered by cannabis, is excited to announce today the selection of its exclusive distribution partner to bring the first nationally available nonalcoholic CBD beer to the Irish consumer.

Following an extensive search and competition, Province Brands of Canada announced that Barry & Fitzwilliam has been selected as exclusive distributor across the Republic of Ireland for Province Brands of Canada’s superior line of CBD beer in a multi-year relationship between the two firms. Barry & Fitzwilliam is Ireland’s largest independent premium drinks distributor, with a portfolio of more than 120 top-brand beers, wines, and spirits, a commitment to nationwide distribution, and an emphasis on high-level customer care.

“Province Brands of Canada is very excited to be working with the fine team at Barry & Fitzwilliam to bring the first nationally available CBD beer to the Irish consumer,” said Dooma Wendschuh, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder. “Three years ago, we began our journey. To be preparing to bring our first beers to Ireland and to be entering the European market is a breakthrough step for Province Brands of Canada and our approach to research, development, and innovation.”

“Barry & Fitzwilliam is delighted with our new association with Province Brands of Canada,” said Michael Barry, Managing Director of Barry & Fitzwilliam. “Province Brands is at the leading edge of CBD-infused and other cannabis powered beverages internationally and we are excited to be at the forefront with them in Ireland.”

Ireland ranks 6th in the world for beer consumption per capita and the new venture between Province Brands and Barry & Fitzwilliam is expected to begin offering CBD-infused, barley-based, non-alcoholic beverages across Ireland in February 2020.

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Holiday Plant-Based Recipes | Celebrity Chef Craig Harding shares untraditional plant-based Thanksgiving Menu

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The President’s Choice® Brand Puts a Plant-Based Twist on Beloved Thanksgiving Classics

PC® Test Kitchen teams up with Celebrity Chef Craig Harding to create an untraditional holiday menu, incorporating an exciting new line-up of PC® Plant-Based products

The team at President’s Choice® (PC®) is helping overwhelmed hosts tackle Thanksgiving menu planning with recipe ideas and new plant-based products that will suit any palate, revealing that plant-based meal options may be easier than you think. A recent survey* found that 38 per cent of Canadians are looking to integrate more plant-based foods into their diet, but many Canadians aren’t too sure where to start.

“This weekend, millions of families across the country will be sitting down to a Thanksgiving feast – full of turkey, gravy and stuffing,” says Kathlyne Ross, VP of product development and innovation at Loblaw Companies Limited. “And, at many of those tables, someone will be looking for a non-meat option for dinner. Our expanded line-up of President’s Choice products that are meat and dairy-free will help make plant-based eating easier and more delicious than ever, particularly this holiday weekend.”

To provide much needed support to the almost one-third of Canadians who find it challenging to accommodate guest and family member food preferences during the holidays*, the team at President’s Choice® has collaborated with celebrity Chef Craig Harding to re-imagine festive classics, incorporating an expanded line-up of PC® Plant-Based products. These delicious recipes showcase that creamy soups and dressings, hearty mains and decadent desserts are a possibility for all food lovers around the table:

  • Kale, Delicata Squash and Kohlrabi Salad featuring PC® Cucumber and Dill Cashew Dip
  • Roasted Celery Root and Pear Soup with Red Pepper and Cashew Crostini featuring PC® Plant-Based Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Dip and PC® Dairy-free Kefir Probiotic Fermented Coconut Milk
  • Mushroom and Chickenless Chicken Wellington featuring PC® Plant-Based Chickenless Breasts with Vegan Charred Gravy
  • Citrus Roasted Heirloom Carrots and Avocado with Toasted Togarashi Seed and Nut Blend on a bed of PC® Organics Roasted Garlic Hummus
  • Vegan Tiramisu featuring PC® Dairy-Free Plain Cultured Coconut Milk Probiotic Yogurt Alternative and PC® Dairy-Free Kefir Probiotic Fermented Coconut Milk

“Plant-based cooking doesn’t need to be overwhelming, especially with all of the newest options available right at the grocery store that will help food lovers reinvent their holiday favourites,” says Chef Craig Harding, executive chef and owner at La Palma and Constantine in Toronto. “Taking some of my favourite recipes and putting a plant-based twist on them was incredibly easy, especially with the broad range of PC® Plant-Based products.”

As Canadians plan their menus for a busy season of holiday entertaining, the PC® brand is stocking shelves with new additions to the quickly growing PC® Plant-Based line-up of products. To make the PC® Plant-Based products easily identifiable, the line’s unique branding includes a clearly marked Plant-Based logo. Plant-based products will be dispersed throughout the store, alongside traditional products reinforcing the PC® brand’s commitment to offering Canadians variety when it comes to grocery shopping for items that suit their lifestyle and dietary preferences.

PC® Plant-Based products are now available at Loblaw stores across Canada, including Loblaws®, No Frills®, and Real Canadian Superstore®.

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7-Eleven Canada Now Offering $1 Coffee Every Day

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$1 small, medium or large hot beverages now available to 7Rewards members

VANCOUVER, BC7-Eleven Canada’s 7Rewards loyalty members can now score delicious hot beverages for only $1 every day of the month. In addition to this new limited time offer, every 7th coffee (any size) is still free and members can earn points with everyday purchases. Points can be redeemed for perks and rewards including free food and beverages as well as access to exclusive deals, contests, and events.

7Rewards members can explore the store’s incredibly rich and flavorsome 7-Eleven Brewed Coffee and hot beverage menu. This autumn’s menu includes Hershey’s SKOR Hot Chocolate, Pumpkin Spice Latte, and the new Mexican Hacienda Miravalles Organic Coffee. 7-Eleven Brewed Coffee is ethically harvested, locally roasted and made of 100% Arabica beans. Customers are invited to stop by their neighborhood 7-Eleven every day to try these comforting fall beverages with endless combinations. Whether it’s a freshly brewed morning coffee, an afternoon pick-me-up or an evening treat, customers will find exactly what they’re looking for at the 7-Eleven coffee bar.

To learn more about 7-Eleven Canada’s hot beverages, click here.

Who: 7Rewards registered members

What: $1 Coffee Every Day – small, medium or large 7-Eleven Brewed Coffee or hot beverage

Where: Participating 7-Eleven stores across Canada

In addition to coffee being only $1, 7Rewards members who stop by on the 7th and 11th of every month will get their small hot beverage of choice for free. With every cup, 7Rewards members will also get one step closer to receiving their 7th scanned cup for free.  Customers who are not yet a 7Rewards member can download the 7-Eleven app, text APP to 711247 or sign up at 7-eleven.ca/7rewards/ to start claiming their $1 Coffee today.

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