We'd happily buy a plane ticket in search of good food, but nothing quite beats having the world’s cuisines at your fingertips at home. Toronto is privileged to have a thriving city like Mississauga as our neighbour. With a culturally rich food scene and loads of top-tier restaurants serving international cuisines, it’s a must-visit destination for foodies. Think of it like a warm-up to travel — a visit to Mississauga is an excellent way to get a taste of the world before you venture abroad.
Mississauga’s diversity shines brightly through its culinary scene, which sparkles with authentic eats from more than 150 different countries. Excellent dining here isn’t all white tablecloths and hors d’oeuvres; instead, ditch the frills and get elbow-deep in dripping chicken shawarmas, slurp down soup dumplings or devour some of the best slices of pizza in the GTA. This is a foodie’s paradise.
We’re loud and proud about our love for family-owned, mom-and-pop restaurants, and Mississauga’s thriving community hubs are full of them.
A charming village in the northwestern corner of Mississauga, Streetsville abounds with culinary delights — in particular, it’s a great spot for stellar Middle Eastern food. Standouts like Nafisa Middle Eastern Cuisine serve renowned classics and Turkish favourites, Chef's Door wraps finely carved chicken and beef in tasty shawarma wraps, and hidden gems like Baghdad Pastries and Catering dish drool-worthy cheese pies we can’t get enough of.
Close your eyes in Port Credit, and it wouldn’t be difficult to imagine you’ve just landed in the Mediterranean. Near the calm waters of Lake Ontario, this neighbourhood is an excellent spot to visit for delicious Mediterranean and Italian cuisine.
We’d highly recommend the coastal eats at Colossus Greek Taverna, Papa Giuseppe’s pizza and pints or the flaming wheel of parmigiano at Posta Italbar Cucina. A short drive away is another neighbourhood teeming with stellar Italian eats: Clarkson Village, with sophisticated outposts like Capras Kitchen satisfying appetites with saucy calzones and seared boneless branzino.
Just east of Hurontario Street on Dundas, find a flourishing crop of Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai restaurants. You have tons of great spots to choose from, like Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu, ManDooHyang, Szechuan Noodle Bowl and Pho Do Thi, to name a few.
All of these incredible eateries are practically within walking distance of one another; Dundas East restaurant crawl, anyone?
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