1 My Shanti 15869 Croydon Dr., Surrey, vijs.ca/my-shanti 2 Rangoli 1480 W 11th Ave., vijs.ca/vijs-rangoli 3 Sachdeva Sweets 118-7500 120 St., Surrey, sachdevasweets.com
Swad, Apna Chaat House All that glitters is Gold for My Shanti as it takes top honours in this category for the second straight year. Vikram Vij’s eclectic menu reads like a culinary road map of his travels through India, showcasing specialties from lesser-known regions of the country with uncompromising flavour. Larger digs and a cocktail bar to lubricate late-night snacking contributed to Rangoli’s Silver award; judges praised Meeru Dhalwala’s value-driven slate of lush and hearty home-style dishes. Sachdeva Sweets wins Bronze for its hyper-authentic take on traditional Punjabi fare, ranging from tandoori and curries to chaat and a staggering array of desserts.