Battle Results! Best Onion Ring Battle: Mississauga vs. Brampton
Have you been in the mood for exceptional onion rings and haven’t been quite sure where to go to get them? 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 onion rings, every ingredient counts. Is the batter crispy and fried to perfection? Is the onion soft and savoury? Is the greasiness level on point?
Both Mississauga and Brampton are known for their respective food scenes and both offer a ton of commendable onion ring options—but only one city can have the absolute best selection.
What places were competing?
Mississauga has its fair share of greasy spoons and old-school diners, therefore it has lots of great onion ring options. People looking for great onion rings can hit up the newly opened Kantene in Cooksville, the cozy and tucked-away fish and chips gem Fisherman's Place, the long standing and beloved Master Steaks, the legendary east end gem C & Dubbs (it was even featured in Adam Sandler's Billy Madison) or our number one pic, the Hurontario and Britannia area Fire Pit. While Fire Pit is our number one, all of the aforementioned restaurants are ideal locations for the perfect onion rings.
When it comes to onion rings, a number of Brampton hotspots have you covered. If you have hankering for some deep-fried vegetables, you can check out the fairly new breakfast joint Exalta, the legendary--and long-standing--Stacy Lee's Restaurant, the hard to find (but worth the search) Jake's Boathouse, the popular downtown gem Poutine Dare to be Fresh and our number pick, the iconic Sonny's Drive In. While Sonny's is number one, diners should know that Brampton offers a lot of great options when it comes to onion rings.
We asked you which city has the best onion rings and you voted.
Here are the results!
On the website:
And on Instagram:
On the website, Mississauga beat out Brampton, and it looks like Instagram users sided with Mississauga by a fairly striking margin—92 per cent to 8 per cent.
What city do you visit when you're in the mood for some onion rings?