Best Pho Battle: Mississauga vs. Hamilton
There is no battle more serious and important than the battle between two cities vying to be recognized as the best place to go for exceptional pho—especially when it’s chilly outside.
We at insauga.com and inthehammer.com have searched far and wide for the best pho restaurants in both cities and our Top 5 picks are about to battle it out—and you can vote on your favourite in the poll below.
When it comes to great pho restaurants, everything is important. Is the medium-rare beef truly medium-rare and deliciously pink in the middle? Is the broth hot and flavourful? Is the hot sauce bottle full and ready to go?
Both Mississauga and Hamilton are known for their respective food scenes and both offer a ton of commendable pho options—but only one city can have the absolute best hotspots.
So, here’s a look at each city’s best spots on our signature Top 5 lists on insauga.com and inthehammer.com.
When you want to indulge in one of the tastiest (and most affordable) soups on the planet, you don’t have to go far to find the perfect pho resto in Mississauga. The city has some choice hotspots for your pho craving, including the ever-popular Cooksville area Pho Do Thi, the long-standing Big Bowl in the Dundas and Erin Mills Parkway area, the new-ish and unique Pho Black Bull in the city’s east-end, the elegant and striking Pho Ngoc Yen and our number one pick, the well-loved and eternally popular Pho Queen City. While Pho Queen City is our proud number one pick, all of the places will leave you more than satisfied when you’re in the mood for a truly tasty lunch or dinner.
Hamilton has become something of a food mecca in Southern Ontario and for good reason, the restaurants are always on point. Those in the mood for some pho can try the always busy (and always satisfying) Pho Binh Minh on Upper James Street, the hidden (but so worth it) Pho Lac Vien, the incredibly popular Pho Dui Bo on Cannon Street (prepare yourself for huge portions), the Stoney Creek mountain favourite that is Lotus and our number one pick, the adorably named (and always tasty) Made Pho You on Queenston Road. While Made Pho You is our number one pick, we know there’s no lack of pho in Hamilton.