The Best Hidden Lunch Spots in Mississauga

Published November 9, 2014 at 4:55 pm


If you’re at work and forgot your lunch this list might be your best friend. Over the years we have been doing a lot of lunches all over Mississauga. There is no shortage of good and unique lunch spots in Mississauga. We have rounded out the best lunch spots that you will find everything from a fresh veal to pulled pork to chicken wraps to souvlaki and roti that will satisfy your stomach.

5 – Holy Smokez BBQ Sandwiches

Located in an unassuming strip plaza on Dundas between Tomken and Dixie is a unique sandwich shop (especially for Mississauga) called Holy Smokez BBQ Sandwiches. It’s unique because we really haven’t seen much BBQ style joints in Mississauga. Not much of sitting area in the place so you might be eating in the car or at your desk.
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4 – On A Bun 

Now with two locations. One located by Winston Churchill and Eglinton and the original located in the same lot as the legendary music studio Metalworks on Mavis and Burnhamthorpe is On A Bun.  You may get lucky and get a glimpse of Drizzy or Biebs while plowing down a sandwich.  The chalkboard menu lists a wide variety of Italian sandwiches, including chicken, steak and onions, veal, meatball, sausage and onions, veggie, and eggplant parmesan. I’ve heard so much about this authentic family run Italian sandwich joint that I had to finally make a pit stop for a quick bite. I was lucky to have been greeted by the owner himself, Rocco, and I ordered the most popular sandwich – The Veal Sandwich. Read more

3 – Bombay Chopsticks 

Where? Located on the corner of Bristol and HWY 10 is Bombay Chopsticks. It serves Chinese food with spices usually found in Indian food (Hakka) and they fuse it together with traditional Chinese cooking to create some of the best Chinese dishes I’ve had in a while! The decor is quaint, comfortable, and cozy. I went there for lunch today to find out the lunch deals are one of the best I’ve seen in the city! Read more

2 – Leelas Roti

Leelas Roti and Doubles — located in an unassuming plaza on Rathburn west — is the best roti shop in Mississauga.  I’d heard a lot about this place, so I was excited to try the chicken curry roti and it did not disappoint. The chicken curry was flavourful and cooked to perfection. The chicken to potato ratio was great on the chicken side. The roti itself was so soft and the combination blended together perfectly. They also have some great specials, like $3 rotis on Tuesdays. Wednesdays are $3 chicken munch — boneless chicken (dark meat) wrapped in a thin paratha. That is an entire meal under $5!  It’s like living in the 90s again! Expect to stand in line at lunch though.
1 – Jessie’s

Located in an industrial plaza and Kennedy and Matheson and it boasts huge lunchtime lineups, and for good reason. The reason why this place is #1 in my books is because it has a little bit of everything, great food, large quantities, and great service at a good price. All four are hard to find. When you first walk in directly to the left there is chalk board that shows all the specials and today’s special that stuck out was the beef brisket on a bun. You can also find a smoked meat sandwich, you watch that meat being sliced and put on rye right in front of your eyes as well as the most popular dish on the chalkboard menu: the chicken souvlaki dinner. Two pieces of advice; get there a little before noon to avoid the lunch rush and bring cash as this place does not accept debit or credit. Enjoy and your welcome!


Other great lunch spots:

Shandra’s Roti Shop

Tucked away in a hidden strip mall in Mississauga on Eglinton between Tomken and Dixie is Shandra’s Roti Shop — one of the best roti restaurants. Shandra’s has been around for 20 years and that speaks volumes. With a variety of roti’s, rice dishes, Caribbean appetizers as well as one of the best jerk chicken the city can offer. You can’t leave without being satisfied. Get there before noon to avoid the lunch madness but if you get stuck in line that will be the last thing you will be thinking about when you’re chomping away at your roti or jerk chicken.
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  1. Jessie’s
  2. Leela’s Roti Doubles
  3. Bombay Chopsticks
  4. On A Bun
  5. Holy Smokez BBQ Sandwiches
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