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Known for their annual spicy dosa-eating contest, Udupi Palace can be found just west of Coxwell and Gerrard, a few steps below ground level, in Little India. Udupi Palace is a South Indian vegetarian hot spot, specializing in vegan, fusion, and Jain cuisine.

From the moment you open the door and are hit with the intoxicating smell of curry spices and basmati rice, you know you’re in for a treat. The servers are friendly, welcoming, and attentive; more than happy to answer any menu questions you may have or to recommend a dish.

You’ll find all the standard Indian favourites here, including pakoras, samosas, curries, and naan (Sat & Sun only), but the specialty at Udupi Palace are their dosas. The “Special Rava Masala Dosa” is not to be missed. A tender, chewy, spiced dosa (similar to a crepe) is filled with a spiced potato and onion mixture… reminiscent of samosa filling. This dosa is served with Sambhar (a thin vegetable stew) and the most amazing coconut chutney you will ever eat. Ask for extra chutney when placing your order; you’ll be glad you did.

Another favourite is the Poori Bhaji. You’ll get a generous portion of spiced potatoes, peas, and onion masala along with soft, moist, deep fried bread (similar to naan). This is vegan comfort food at its best.
Also be sure to try the Chana Masala, Special Vegetable Curry, and the Cashew Pakoras. All absolutely mouthwatering and delicious.

The portions at Udupi Palace are very generous and you’ll likely be taking home leftovers to satisfy your midnight Indian cravings.

Add a 10% savings for Toronto Veg Card holders and you’ve got a winning Indian restaurant for vegetarians and vegans alike!

Discount: 10% off

Veg Status? Vegan-friendly

Where? 1460 Gerrard St. E. (w. of Coxwell)