"We don't skimp when it comes to our food," explained Red Toque's owner, Seth. "We're generous and we'll never sacrifice taste or quality for the sake of making something easier." This is the way I want to eat all the time.Although it's been open for just about a year-and-a-half, Red Toque Café, nestled on the corner of a busy intersection in Shaw, has developed a following that usually takes decades to achieve. For proof, you can either check out the Yelp reviews, or better yet, drop by yourself. That's what I did because duh, my taste buds can't read and, double duh, I was hungry. What I got was a simple atmosphere and a couple of plates full of some of the best Indian-Pakistani-Middle Eastern fusion food I could imagine. "We don't skimp when it comes to our food," explained Red Toque's owner, Seth. "We'll never sacrifice taste or quality for the sake of making something easier." Which is why when I peeked into the kitchen, I saw piles of fresh whole veggies and not a single prepackaged bag. "We don't let things sit around that shouldn't be." This kind of attention shows especially in the hot platters, like my lamb biryani and the chicken kabob platter. Juicy to-the-max and spiced with Seth's secret blend, I'm pretty sure I understand why everyone loves this place so much: it's mind-blowingly delicious!
Made-from-scratch hummus, $4.50
Falafel Sandwich, $5.99
Chicken Kabob Platter, $9.99
Lamb Biryani, $10.99
Aloo Gobi, $7.99
Mango Lassi, $2.50
Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, noon to 10 p.m.