Tasty Indian Bistro, Delta - Vegan Options

Tasty Indian Bistro is definitely a place where you should make a reservation and dine in as it is a beautiful restaurant and should be experienced. Unfortunately, we were babysitting and only takeout would work for us under the circumstances, so we went with that! 

Located on Scott Road between 82nd and 84th, TIB also has Yaletown digs. I tried ordering online but the website kicked me out based on my pick-up time being too early (and yet when I phoned an order in, they gave me an earlier pickup time).  Seriously, their website leaves quite a bit to be desired as the main menu does not match the order online menu and trying to figure out which dishes are plant-based is a bit confusing, even though they have a plant-based section (which I am really a fan of but there are other menu items that are quite likely to be vegan). 
We ordered the Veg Manchurian which has become one of our favourite reliably vegan dishes available in quite a few places. This is an Indo-Chinese dish of vegetable balls served in a spicy sweet sauce. These were substantial and delicious and paired perfectly with rice.
We also ordered Bhindi Do Piazza which is okra cooked in tomatoes and onions. I am not always a fan of okra but this was quite good. The okra was not overcooked and slimy as it can be but was substantial, earthy and tasty. 
We also tried the Yellow Dal Fry, obviously lentils cooked with onions and spices. It is a bit of a staple for me at home during the week but I prefer theirs. This was nicely spicey. In fact, I ordered everything medium and was pleased that there was a nice heat to all of the dishes. We love heat but for me personally, proximity to a place to take a shower is critical if we are going all out!
No Indian meal is complete without bread and we chose the tandoor-baked Gobi Paratha, stuffed with cauliflower. This was pretty good and perfect for scooping up dal and mopping up sauce. It was not cheap at $6.50 for one piece but its not like I have a tandoor at home.
This was a beautiful restaurant, as mentioned and the staff were very friendly and matched the beautiful surroundings! Definitely not cheap, we paid $64 before the tip for 3 dishes and bread. Maybe I am just a victim of post covid sticker shock or I am just too used to the inexpensive Mom and Pop type Indian restaurants. This is definitely more of a fine dining experience and by that metric and the quality of the food, this was actually rather inexpensive. 
Food                                 4 1/2 out of 5
Vegan Options                  4 out of 5
Comfort                            4 1/2 out of 5 (this is assuming we had dined in!)
Service                              4 1/2 out of 5
Value                                 4 out of 5

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