5 Cuisines You Must Try at Mississauga Flea Market
A steal on mattresses, cheap phone cases, jaw-dropping Samurai-esque knives - flea markets will have everything from the useful to the bizarre.
But the Mississauga Flea Market takes a step further with a food court that's worth visiting for cheap eats, different cuisines and delicious home-cooking (they really know how to cook their meats!).
A quick Google search will reveal several unhappy customers. But if you aren’t fussy about the ambience and love a space that's brimming with ethnicity, head out!
Here's what you can eat in the market:
There's no shortage of Indian food in the GTA, but at the market you can dig into India's Hyderabadi cuisine. The region boasts of some of the best biryanis and kebabs thanks to influence of Muslim rulers. Grab some home-cooked chicken dum biryani, Chicken 65 (a spicy, fried chicken dish that it's the perfect bar snack!) and Haleem, a stew made with wheat or barley, minced meat (chicken, lamb or beef) and lentils. The stall also has street food staples and chicken and lamb kebabs
If you love kebabs, you can't walk away from this stall. If you want to get into the heart of Afghani cooking, the chapli kebab is a must. You'll also get chicken or beef in puff pastry, biryani, a range of kebabs and Afghani naan.
This cuisines may not be quite as well known as its Asian counterparts, but it’s not to be missed. Try out Filipino ceviche, BBQ pork skewers and baked Siopao bread which is stuffed with meat in a sweet-spicy sauce. There are also desserts like halo halo and leche flan. And you can also get your regular Asian staples, such as spring and egg rolls.
If you've lived in the GTA long enough, you've already tried several Carribean dishes. But sometimes, trying the known is comforting. At the Doubles and Roti Shop, get the doubles, of course, but also the potato, chicken, beef pies and a range of roti options. If you'd prefer rice with your meat, you could opt for that too. And, there's also oxtail and goat curry.
And, across the roti shop, a Jamaican stall dishes out the juiciest Jerk chicken.
Love empanadas? Get them hot and fried-to-order. If you're at a Colombian food stall, you're missing out if you don't order them. Eat them with a spicy Hogao sauce. The menu also includes a variety of rice and meat dishes (which had mostly run out).
If you're seeking familiar dishes, you'll find burgers, hotdogs, pizza and bubble tea. There's also a Hakka stall opening soon, where you can expect chicken lollipops, chili chicken, Manchurian dishes and more.
The market is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.