Spotlight Series: India Gate Restaurant
Whether temperatures dip or looking for fresh dinner ideas, it’s a great time for families to try new tastes and travel to their local food establishments. If authentic, exclusive Indian cuisine is what your brood craves, India Gate Restaurant should make your “places to try” takeout list any time of the year.
A long-time, Dhiman Sharma Family-owned jewel in the heart of Newmarket, Ontario, India Gate serves authentic Indian cuisine with pride and passion for creating dishes patrons love and pay tribute to the roots, culture and ingredients which make Indian fare soul-fuel for families to enjoy.
With lots of mild to full-flavour dishes, vegetarian options and protein-packed plates, families will have no trouble finding selections everyone will approve of.
Start with the Vegetarian Sampler, combining Samosa (traditional dough pockets stuffed with potatoes, raisins, and cashews) with Onion Bhaji, and Vegetable Pakora – onion and vegetables battered with chickpea flour and complementary spices.
Top picks for mains and sides include Saade Chawal (steamed Basmati Rice), Murg Makhani (Butter Chicken), Tandoori Chicken (Indian Barbecue), Palak Paneer (creamy spinach over Indian cheese), Aloo Gobi (cauliflower & potato) and Channa Masala (Chickpeas Curry). The Garlic Naan (traditional Indian unleavened white flour bread with garlic) and Raita (fresh yogurt dip with cucumber and spices) are popular accompaniments.
Porta works on a subscription model, which you can pause or cancel at any time, and offers different delivery frequencies. You can choose from their menu of 8 pizzas, 8 different pastas, and 4 great jarred desserts (that arrive in packs of 4). From my experience, a pizza and/or pasta will easily feed 2 adults.
The meals could not be easier to prepare and clean up after, and you can have food on the table in under 15 minutes, as per the claim by the fine folks at Porta. It is really that simple! This is really the essence of heat and serve, but restaurant-quality, allowing you to feed your crew in a most delicious way.
This award-winning restaurant is not only recognized as being an inviting and warm place for families to enjoy authentic Indian food made with love and care, but the owners also value giving back to their beloved community.
During the pandemic’s peak, and even amidst their own struggles as a food establishment facing crippling restrictions, India Gate showed appreciation and support to all community hospital staff and front-line emergency workers with a generous discount on all takeout orders.
Takeout is available by pick up at 130 Davis Dr, Newmarket, Ontario, or by delivery within their service area via UberEats, Skip The Dishes and DoorDash. Follow India Gate on social – Instagram and Facebook.