TORONTO'S FIRST (AND ONLY!) FULLY VEGAN INDIAN RESTAURANT The Veggie Thali is all about fresh, wholesome, delicious, and authentic Indian vegan cuisine! With the perfect blend of herbs and spices, our EXCLUSIVELY VEGAN menu offers some of the most flavourful homemade dishes around, all within a modern (and clean!) ambient. Each ‘thali’ is served with three hot table items, Basmati rice, two chapattis, salad, and dessert! Join us NOW for a truly memorable experience.
Bringing our old age traditions of homemade Indian food, we, at The Veggie Thali, are all about fresh, great tasting, wholesome, and healthy food! We offer 100% vegan cuisine, without sacrificing our high standards and quality in the least. With the perfect blend of spices – including turmeric and cumin whose health benefits have only recently been recognized by Western science, The Veggie Thali offers mouth-watering dishes that contain some of the healthiest foods around, including: chick peas, lentils, and mixed vegetables to name a few. We also serve fresh chapattis and Basmati rice every day!
Thali (Hindi: थाली, Tamil: தட்டு, Nepali: थाली; meaning 'plate') is an Indian meal made up of a selection of various dishes. It simply means a platter – usually made of steel – used to serve food. The idea behind a thali is to offer all the 6 different flavours of sweet, salt, bitter, sour, astringent and spicy on one single plate. According to Indian food serving customs, a proper meal should be a perfect balance of all these 6 flavours. Something sweet is often served at the end of meal.
Dishes served in a thali vary and are usually served in small bowls, called katori. These 'katoris' are placed along the borders of the tray - the actual thali; even a steel tray with multiple compartments is used. Typical dishes include rice, dal (lentils), vegetables, roti, small amounts of chutney or pickle, and a sweet dish to top it off. Rice or Roti is the usual main dish which occupies the central portion of the thali, while the side dishes like vegetable curries and other aforementioned delicacies are lined along the periphery of the thali.