Battle Results! Best Calamari Battle: Mississauga Vs. Brampton
Have you been in the mood for exceptional calamari and haven’t been quite sure where to go to get it? Since there is no shortage of selection in the GTA, the choice as to where to dine can be a tough one--especially when places that serve this iconic dish are plentiful across cities.
When it come to great calamari, every ingredient counts. Is the batter nice and crispy? If steamed or grilled, is the squid tender and not rubbery? Is the dipping sauce savoury and on-point?
Both Mississauga and Brampton are known for their respective food scenes and both offer a ton of commendable calamari options—but only one city can have the absolute best selection.
What places were competing?
Mississauga has some choice hotspots for the timeless classic, including the iconic and longstanding Piatto Bistro, the popular and ever-growing Goodfellas, the casual Meadowvale hotspot Union Social, the long-standing Clarkson Mediterranean Bistro and our number one pick, the beloved Fred's Bar and Grill (which is known for its calamari).
Brampton, a big and bustling city with an enviable food scene, offers a ton of options when it comes to calamari. Some hot spots to check out? The well-known downtown gem Fanzorelli's, the very long-standing (and eternally popular) Canelli's Italian Eatery, the on-trend and always satisfying Carve on Lot 5, the elegant and date-night worthy Bucatini and our number one pick, the swanky and memorable Antica Osteria. You can't really go wrong with any of these joints when you want to start a meal with some great calamari.
We asked you which city has the best onion rings and you voted.
Here are the results:
It looks like Mississauga beat out Brampton by a fairly striking margin—82.86 per cent to 17.14 per cent
What city do you visit when you're in the mood for some calamari?