Diwali is right around the corner, Burnaby, which means it's time to bring light into your home, celebrate with loved ones, and enjoy some delicious food and sweets. (Shutterstock)

Where to get Diwali eats and treats in Burnaby

The festival of light is coming up, which means it's time to celebrate with delicious eats! 🪔

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October 20, 2022 | 5:00 am

Diwali is right around the corner, Burnaby, which means it’s time to bring light into your home, celebrate with loved ones, and enjoy some delicious food and sweets.

Diwali is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists across the world. It also coincides with the Sikh holiday Bandi Chhor Divas. This year, Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas will take place on Oct. 24.

Both festivals centre around the theme of light, which symbolizes the victory of good over evil.

If you’re looking for some delicious Diwali treats and eats, we’ve got you covered with these Burnaby Indian restaurants.

Baba Sweets

Baba Sweets is definitely the place to go if you need to grab some samosas or mithai (sweets). It also offers veggie and meat dishes, parathas, appies, and desserts, which are best ordered for takeout as this location doesn’t have much indoor seating.

Address: 7561 6th St.

Agra Tandoori

Agra Tandoori has two locations in the city. There’s a smaller restaurant at Market Crossing and a larger sit-down restaurant along Canada Way. It’s currently running an October special where diners can choose a vegetarian meal for two ($45) or a non-veg meal for two ($55). The specials come with a number of sides and appies, including Indian fries, naan, rice, and two main dishes.

Address: 7366 Market Crossing and 110-3790 Canada Way

Agra Sweets

 

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Agra is a great local go-to for a large variety of Indian sweets including jalebis, gulab jamen, and different kinds of burfi. They also offer apps (samosas, pakoras) and main dishes. A perfect spot for some quick takeout.

Address: 7565 6th St.

Royal Paan

 

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Royal Paan is a great place to go if you’re craving the delicious plethora of street food that India has to offer. Try the pani-puri, chaat, and paav bhaji. And, no visit to Royal Paan is complete without ordering paan, a digestive which consists of batel leaf stuffed with a range of fillings including Areca nut, slaked lime paste, cardamom, or saffron.

Address: 4735 Willingdon Ave.

Indian Bombay Bistro

A 6th Street gem that was repeatedly recommended by Beacon readers. Bombay Bistro offers up several tandoori specialties like prawns, fish, chicken tikka, and paneer tikka cooked in a clay tandoori oven. It’s also got a roster of classic korma, saabjis, kofta, and masala dishes that’ll have you coming back for more.

Address: 7558 6th St.

Tasty Planet 

Tucked away in a small business complex on 6th Street, Tasty Planet is one of Burnaby’s best-kept secrets. Whether you’re looking for snack dishes (samosas, tikkis, pakoras) or a hearty meal, Tasty Planet will satisfy your cravings!

Address: 7892 6th St.

Safron Indian Cuisine

Saffron has been a Burnaby staple for many years, and is a personal favourite. Saffron serves up delectable saabjis, kormas, and daals. You’ll find a wide variety of classic appetizer dishes, including the delicious papri chaat.

Address: 4300 Kingsway St. #5

Simran Singh

Managing Editor at Burnaby Beacon

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