5 Big New Restaurant Openings of the Summer in Mississauga
Published August 30, 2018 at 5:24 pm
Believe it or not, summer is officially coming to a close (it always goes by so fast and ends much too soon).
While we still have a little less than a month left officially, the kids and college/university students are about to return to their classrooms and we’re all getting ready to buy pumpkin spice lattes (we know you love them, don’t even lie). To celebrate yet another summer, we thought we’d look at some of the hottest new restaurant openings to grace Mississauga.
Here’s a look at some of the bigger new resto openings of summer 2018.
First, there was JJ Muggs. After that, there was the Pickle Barrel. For some time, there was even a Spring Rolls. Now, there’s Turtle Jacks. After Erin Mills Town Centre launched its multi-million dollar renovation, its casual sit-down restaurant scene—made up of the aforementioned Pickle Barrel and Spring Rolls—all but faded away. TJs, a homegrown casual brand that recently upgraded its folksy, cottagey concept and embraced a sleeker and more modern look, officially opened on Aug. 22. As far as food goes, the restaurant is known for some All-American (Canadian?) staples as burgers, sandwiches, wings, wraps, salads, steaks and more.
Photo courtesy of EMTC’s official Facebook page
This new opening was talked about for years. The insanely beloved Jollibee restaurant, a popular fast food brand from The Philippines, took shape inside the recently opened Seafood City Supermarket in Heartland Town Centre. The bustling quick-service resto offers a range of Asian and North American staples, boasting traditional fast-food hamburgers, spaghetti (which is definitely an unusual find at quick-service chains), fried chicken, garlic pepper beef, spring rolls, corned beef breakfast dishes and more. As for Seafood City, that was exciting opening in and of itself. For those who don’t know, Seafood City is a Filipino supermarket with over 20 locations in the U.S. The brand specializes in Filipino food and products and Mississauga just recently became home to the chain’s first Canadian location. The store officially opened its doors last September.
When this place announced it was coming, it was clear Mississauga’s once spartan ramen scene is exploding. Recently, Sansotei Ramen opened its doors in Square One–making City Centre a new mecca for ramen. Sansotei, which currently operates locations in Toronto, North York, Markham, Ottawa and Richmond Hill, is known for both the long lineups it tends to generate and its small but satisfying menu. Some soups on the menu include tonkotsu ramen, tonkotsu black ramen, miso black ramen, shoyu ramen, spicy tan tan ramen and tomato ramen. According to Sansotei’s website, the resto’s ramen broth is freshly made everyday with pork bone. Diners can also choose thick or thin noodles and add extra toppings (think chashu, eggs, mushrooms, green onion and more) for an additional charge.
Diners who love gyros, falafel, baklava, or delicious Middle Eastern or Mediterranean food in general will be excited to know that a very popular restaurant is just opened its doors Mississauga. Back in March, the Halal Guys announced—to a great deal of fanfare—that they were about to open a brand new location in Mississauga. Now, the ultra-popular Middle Eastern restaurant is open and serving customers. Originating in New York City in 1990, the Halal Guys quickly developed a cult-like following, attracting “around the block” lines to their food carts across Manhattan. Operators say the red-and-yellow food carts are famous for generous servings of Middle Eastern dishes, and recognized worldwide for their white and hot sauces. More locations are expected to open in the not-too-distant future.
Photo courtesy of Halal Guys Mississauga’s official Facebook page
Watching the culinary landscape is fascinating, as cuisine–much like clothing and decor–can seemingly come in and out of fashion. For the first time ever, a restaurant that celebrates Peruvian food (and more specifically, Peruvian and Japanese fusion cuisine) is open in Mississauga. A few short years ago, a trip to a Peruvian restaurant meant a trip to St. Clair West or Oakville. Now, there’s an option in Mississauga—and it’s also great for anyone who loves non-traditional Japanese cuisine. As far as food goes, Kage—which has made its home in the 5&10 area—serves sea bass tiradito, beef tataki, ceviche, karaage, Yokozuna’s street roll , blow torched salmon escabeche, anticuchos, hot stone duck fried rice and more. The resto also boosts a modern interior and a satisfying cocktail menu.
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