5 Hottest Restaurants in Mississauga – April 2 to 8
Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Mississauga for the week of April 2 to 8, 2016, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on insauga.com.
5 - Union Social
Located in the northwest end of Mississauga by the huge Royal Bank building off the 401, this place is a non-chain restaurant called Union Social Eatery. The restaurant has an airy, open concept feel with a bar lined with large flat screen TVs that sits center stage. The lounge area is to the right and the dining area to the left. Our waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable and explained that everything is made in-house, including their signature sauces, in-house smoked wings and hand-cut Yukon Gold fries. You know a place is doing well when they open up their first location in Mississauga and then expand into Toronto. Usually it’s the other way around. This is the case for Union Social Eatery, who opened their second location at Yonge and St. Clair. They are doing something right along with dishing out good food!
Almond crusted chicken fingers
4 - Apricot Tree
Franz and Esther Hochholdinger have been a local staple of Mississauga’s cuisine since 1993 serving many Austrian dish favorites and desserts at their quaint European inspired cafe called Apricot Tree Cafe. The roots of the Apricot Tree at one point only focused on the dessert creations that Pastry Chef Franz was known for, but today it operates as a full service restaurant which is located in the Sherwood Forrest Village. Apricot Tree also serves a delicious lunch and dinner menu that has everything from Braised Short Ribs to lamb shank.
3 - Kravingz
Lissa Genobaga and Damian Kubarski are a husband and wife team who are self-proclaimed foodies and steadfast local supporters who love their community in Clarkson - an undiscovered area of the city which has a number of gems including theirs - a new brunch spot called Kravingz. Unique for: Made-from-scratch menu which supports local suppliers. They source a number of the ingredients for their dishes from local bakeries and suppliers such as Manila Bakery's specialty - a Filipino bread roll known as pandesal, produce from A.J. Lanzarotta, and other ingredients from Truscott Bakery and Sheridan Meats. Signature Dish: The Flip Side (house made longanisa which is a Filipino sausage served with crunchy garlic rice and a fried egg), The Polski Benedict (potato placki is a Polish potato pancake served with smoked salmon or peameal bacon, poached eggs and house made hollandaise), Chicken N' Waffles (crispy fried chicken served with bacon and jalapeno waffles, bacon dressing and coleslaw) and The Islander (jerk corned beef hash, corn and cheddar grits and poached eggs) are so far the most popular.
The “Klub” Sandwich
This charming new gourmet shop specializes in "fresh food that you feel good eating and feeding your family", says Catherine Jarmain, co-owner of My Secret Kitchen. You will find a rotating selection of daily prepared salads, sandwiches, desserts and hot prepared foods with a variety of vegan, vegetarian, raw, (some) organic, non-GMO soy and corn ingredients and gluten-free options. Food Menu: The rotating menu has a lot of variety, "we will try to be full of surprises", states Jarmain. They recently had wild turkey, venison and rabbit on the menu. They also plan to support local farmers markets during the active months. You'll find a variety of options such as raw beet & herb, roasted vegetable orzo, raw falafel wraps and salads, curried chickpea & mango, pumpkin seed kale, vegan greek penne, Korean salmon, stuffed sweet potato & artichoke, arancini, rice pilaf, lasagna, ziti with calamari, egg based pasta dishes such as their skyhigh lasagne and much more. They will also offer a number of desserts such as tofu chocolate mousse (vegan), banana pecan loaf and brownies.
Raw zucchini coconut mango noodle salad
1 - Jody's Deli
Jody’s Deli is a family run business named after the founder, Jody Kerimovski who is also the creator of the signature blends used in the meats. The meats are prepared by a boutique butcher located in Montreal using Jody’s signature recipes and brought in weekly. You can find a variety of classic deli sandwiches including smoked meat (pepper crusted and smoked for 16 hours), corned beef (slow cooked in a mild spice brine), slow roasted beef, smoked turkey (white breast meat smoked for 8 hours) and a variety of daily house-made sides. It’s a modern take on an old school deli concept built on years of experience in the Montreal food scene.