7 restaurants that opened in April in Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville and Oshawa


Published April 27, 2024 at 11:44 am

seven restaurants that opened in Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville and Oshawa in April

From spicy authentic Thai dishes that add a burst of flavour to your tastebuds, to crispy fried chicken, savoury pizza, and decadent desserts for a delightful sugar rush— check out these new restaurants that opened in Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, and Oshawa in April.

Thai Barn Na

Popular restaurant Thai Barn Na opens new location in Mississauga with selection of Thai rice and noodle dishes, curry, stir-fry, soups and more

Thai Barn Na, a popular family-owned Thai restaurant from the GTA, has recently opened a new location in Mississauga at 888 Dundas St. E.

Their menu offers items such as Panang Curry, a creamy peanut-based curry that melds sweetness with mild spice. It is usually served with a choice of meat.

A crowd favourite is the Pad See Ew, which features thick rice noodles stir-fried with egg, dark soy sauce, and Chinese broccoli. It provides a savoury and slightly sweet taste ideal for those who prefer less heat.

Khao Soi is another option. It comes with crispy egg noodles drenched in a spicy coconut curry broth, accented with pickled vegetables and lime for added zest and texture.

Carlo’s Bakerycarlos bakery mississauga lago

Carlo’s Bakery in Port Credit, Mississauga, closed for renovations in March and has reopened with a new dining concept.

Initially sparking concerns on social media over its permanent closure, the bakery at 167 Lakeshore Rd. W., famous for its vibrant cake flavours, including rainbow and chocolate fudge, has transformed.

The New Jersey-based bakery which debuted in Canada in January 2022, now hosts Lago Pizza & Pasta in collaboration with local chef Lino Dicecca.

While Carlo’s continues to serve its classic cakes and desserts, the revamped location now offers a full-service restaurant featuring appetizers, salads, pizzas, pastas, as well as sandwiches and gelato.


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Wingstop, known for its sauced and tossed wings and various comfort foods opened within Heartland Town Centre at 6045 Mavis Rd. in Mississauga.

The restaurant features a diverse array of flavours, from the sweetness of its Hawaiian wings to the tanginess of its buffalo wings.

If you’re craving a subtle hint of heat, popular options include hickory-smoked BBQ, spicy Korean Q, and the limited-time-only maple sriracha.

For adventurous souls seeking an extra kick, there’s the ‘atomic’ option. According to the restaurant’s heat scale, it is the spiciest flavour, delivering a habanero pepper punch that promises to bring tears to your eyes.

Like its wings, the restaurant offers a variety of fries. Some options include cheese fries, buffalo ranch fries, and loaded voodoo fries, which are fresh-cut potatoes served with cheese sauce, ranch, and signature Cajun seasoning.

Pho Peter

PhoPeter reopening Insauga

Pho Peter, a popular Vietnamese restaurant in Brampton has reopened after a two-year hiatus due to a fire, as reported by digital food and lifestyle outlet YourCityWithin.

The restaurant located at 65 Kennedy Road N., is known to have some of Brampton’s best Vietnamese noodle soup (Pho) as well as an assortment of regional and vegetarian cuisine.

Pizza Nova

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Pizza Nova, a family-run chain, has opened a new restaurant at 2481 Taunton Rd in Oakville, marking its expansion to over 150 locations throughout Ontario.

Established in 1963, the pizzeria, located near Trafalgar Road and Dundas Street, is renowned for its panzerotti, lasagna, sandwiches, and wings.

Church’s Texas Chicken

Church's Texas Chicken

Church’s Texas Chicken opened a new location at 70 King in downtown Oshawa, on April 26.

Founded in 1952 in San Antonio, Texas, the chain now operates in 25 countries and has been in Canada since 1979.

The new restaurant, the second in Oshawa and third in Durham Region, offers a menu featuring chicken sandwiches, wraps, and fried chicken as well as sides such as mashed potatoes, savoury crinkle fries, coleslaw, jalapeno bombers, and the company’s signature flaky honey-butter biscuits.

Shelby’s Legendary Shawarma

Shelby's shawarma now open first location in Oshawa.

Shelby’s Legendary Shawarma known for taking classic Middle Eastern cuisine and tweaking the recipes to create modern, appetizing, and flavourful food, recently opened in a plaza located at 1340 Clearbrook Dr., in Oshawa.

The restaurant’s top menu picks include falafels, Saj Manaeesh—a bread with various fillings—and shawarma poutine.

You can also personalize your own shawarma bowl or explore a unique fusion dish that combines mac and cheese with shawarma.

Shelby’s first opened in London, Ontario in 2015 and has expanded to 21 locations across the GTA, including Etobicoke, Oakville, Brampton, Hamilton, and Niagara. New openings in Burlington and Ajax are planned for this year.


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