9 restaurants that closed in April in Mississauga


Published April 29, 2023 at 1:01 pm

It has been a rough month for some restaurants as they have made the difficult decision to close down their businesses.

From burger joints and diners to sweet shops around for as long as 50 years, here are all the places food lovers had to say goodbye to in April 2023.

Montreal Delicatessen & Family Restaurant

Serving customers for over 4 decades, visiting this family restaurant was “like walking into a time warp to the ’80s.” They offered wide food choices including sandwiches, souvlaki, vegetable and fruit trays and of course pickles.

Bliss Chinese Cuisine

This modern fine-dining establishment with an east meets west concept, specialized in Chinese seafood, dim sum and BBQ. There was a variety of food options and price points. The lunch special was $13.95 which included a choice of a vegetable spring roll, wonton soup or hot and sour soup, chicken fried rice and nine entrée options such as the BBQ pork and duck combo, General Tao chicken and more.

Union Burger

The restaurants signature burger called the “All American” was made with two beef patties, American cheese, smoked bacon, onion rings, and was served with a side of onion rings or fries and a coke. A combo would have been as low as $11.99.

Union Burger also had a unique take when it came to their beverages. The restaurant had a machine called the “Coca Cola Freestyle.” — which had a touch screen that allowed customers to select from mixtures of flavours from Coca-Cola branded products that were then individually dispensed.

The Fire Pit

Held among the top locations for burgers and late-night eats in the city. The Fire Pit restaurant made the insauga.com list several times, for having the best tasting onion rings after a late night dance session spent pumping your fists in the air while listening to EDM at Central Nightclub (or anytime actually.)

 Burger Legend


Established in April 2014— during the smash burger craze, this restaurant used the freshest halal ingredients delivered daily to create its legendary menu items. The beef was ground fresh every day and the cheese was real Canadian cheddar — none of the processed stuff.

The restaurant’s signature burger called “The Great One” was topped with maple smoked bacon, Canadian cheddar cheese, mixed greens, tomatoes and a special sauce called “Bawss Sauce” which the recipe for remains a secret to this day.

Palm Bites


This boutique chocolate shop was only open for a year before closing its doors. They specialized in gourmet dark chocolate-covered dates, filled and coated in nuts. The restaurant has a second location Café Palm Bites on Eglinton & Winston Churchill.

Dar Nabati

A vegan cafe, deli and market with a Middle Eastern influence served  food made from local and organic plant-based ingredients. Menu items included flat breads, bowls, sandwiches and baked goods to baba ghanoush, shawarma and hummus.

Portuguese Rotisserie and Grill

Known for it’s slogan “little taste of home” the restaurant offered Peri Peri chicken, rice and potato dinners, but the variety of traditional Portuguese dishes proved a hit with customers.

Those included Portuguese favourites such as cod with oven baked potatoes or in a cream sauce, pan fried stickleback, fish fillets and even octopus stew.

Comfort dishes included fava bean stew with Portuguese sausage, pea stew with poached egg and Portuguese sausage or the Feijoada Com Debrada (pork, beans and tribe).

This popular sweet treat shop that has been around for 50 years inside of Mississauga’s Square One shocked residents.

Laura Secord — the gourmet chocolate and ice cream shop has been situated inside the Square One location long before it became a shopping centre hub with 160 retailers back in 1973.

The cherry on top is that the shop has never shifted. It’s stayed in its original spot since the very beginning. As seen in the original mall directory from 1973.

A second Laura Secord was closed days later The Laura Secord/Hallmark store at the Clarkson Crossing plaza, at Southdown Rd. and Royal Windsor Dr. in the city’s southwest corner.

This location was also around for a long time —20 years to be exact. The two remaining Laura Secord shops in the area are located at Erin Mills Town Centre and Bramalea City Centre.

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