3-day South Asian food festival comes to Mississauga


Published August 1, 2023 at 8:07 am

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Photo via @ricksgoodeats

A three-day South Asian food festival comes to Mississauga this month.

Following the huge Bollywood Monster Mashup in July, Mississauga is getting another South Asian festival focused on food.

Night Market TO brings the South Asian Food Fest to Square One Shopping Centre, 100 City Centre Dr., Aug. 11 to 13. It is happening the same weekend as Mississauga Italfest at Celebration Square.

South Asian Food Fest aims to “celebrate the unique flavours of the east with colourful performances, tons of giveaways, and surprises,” according to a press release from Night Market.

Organizers are expecting about 15 food trucks including Rick’s Good Eats and Chachu’s.

Joining in on the celebration will be folklore dancers, bringing popular Bollywood music to Mississauga.

The food truck festival and string light patio will be available all weekend for folks to enjoy their meals and entertainment.

“This feel-good festival will be an opportunity for the community to come out, enjoy delicious food, enjoy performances, and dance to some amazing tunes,” the press release continues.

Special artists and surprises are planned too.

On Sunday, Aug. 13, Night Market TO will mark Pakistan Independence Day (a day early) and encourage all members of the community to come out in green and white to enjoy the festivities.

Sunday is also “Bring a Pup Day” where dogs can get professional photos with market mascot Professor Wrinklez.

The festival is sponsored by Tourism Mississauga, BMO, Shan and Tesla, NMTO Inc.

Shan will give away full-sized products to guests to take make their own South Asian dishes at home. And Tesla will offer special test drives.

Admission is free but tickets and more information can be found here.

The festival is in Parking Lot 3 at Square One, Friday, Aug. 11 from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Saturday, Aug. 12 from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 13 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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