Change up your takeout and delivery game with these local restaurants

 

With Mississauga finally out of the second shutdown, the city's restaurants are free to take in customers for indoor dining again, albeit with some restrictions.

However, they never really stopped operating - just look at Heartland Town Centre's wide variety of big and independent restaurants, which continued to provide takeout and/or food delivery during the shutdown so residents could keep getting the food they love. Supporting small businesses has never tasted so good!

Throughout the pandemic, Heartland Town Centre has been able to effectively keep up with its shoppers' needs, partly owing to the fact that all of its stores have an exterior storefront so curbside pick-up is incredibly easy. Their associated plaza at 6039 Erin Mills Parkway, known by residents as a food plaza due to the number of restaurants, has also helped serve our everyday food needs.

Looking to spice things up and change up your next meal? Here's a look at some new, iconic, and Top 5 restaurants that are offering takeout and/or delivery in addition to indoor dining:


Big Rig Kitchen Brewery

Type: Brewery, smokehouse
Location: Heartland Town Centre

Having just opened earlier this year, Big Rig Kitchen Breweryis one of Heartland's newest eateries and the very first Big Rig location in the GTA, standing out among other eateries for its unique offering of BBQ dishes and its award-winning beer. The restaurant features a smokehouse section that prepares a variety of dishes including brisket, ribs, pulled pork, and smoked meatloaf. Other popular menu items include chicken tenders, nachos, tacos, sticky pork belly bites, poutine, pasta, fried chicken, fish and chips, pad Thai, butter chicken, jambalaya, burgers, salads, pizza, steak, and sandwiches.

Order via: Uber Eats, Doordash, SkipTheDishes


California Sandwiches

Type: Italian, sandwiches
Location: Heartland Town Centre

Starting out in Toronto in 1967, California Sandwiches is now known as an iconic, Canadian family-owned Italian sandwich shop with multiple locations in Mississauga. The restaurant has something for everyone to enjoy on its sandwich menu - some of their most popular items are the veal sandwich, chicken sandwich, steak sandwich, meatball sandwich, and sausage sandwich. Sandwich toppings include jalapeno peppers, sauteed onions, sweet peppers, mushrooms, and mixed veggies.

Featured in: Top 5 Sandwiches

Order via: California Sandwiches, Uber Eats, SkipTheDishes


Caravan Kabob House

Type: Afghan
Location: Heartland Town Centre

If you're looking for authentic Afghan (and halal) cuisine, Caravan Kabob House is worth checking out - the dishes are savoury and the kabobs grilled to perfection. Traditional dishes include their lamb shank, chicken kofta, sea bass, chicken tikka, quail and more, while they also offer their take on more common dishes such as homemade burgers, chicken burgers, chicken nuggets, and fish and chips. The extensive menu features a variety of dinner options, platters, salads, side dishes, and kid meals.

Order via: Uber Eats, SkipTheDishes


Edo Japan

Type: Japanese
Location: Heartland Town Centre

When Edo Japan opened its first Ontario location at Heartland Town Centre, it brought along its Fresh Take concept that helped originally establish the restaurant in western Canada - quick but delicious Japanese-inspired dishes without the wait. The restaurant continues to serve on that premise with a wide variety of customizable menu items including bento boxes, teriyaki chicken, beef or shrimp with rice, ramen, yakisoba or skinny noodles with various vegetables and protein options, sushi, soups, spring rolls, tempura shrimp, and edamame.

Featured in: 5 Reasons You Need to Try Edo Japan, How Edo Japan makes the Ultimate Bento Box

Order via: Edo Japan, Uber Eats, Doordash, SkipTheDishes


Karahi Boys

Type: Pakistani
Location: Heartland Town Centre

Calling itself an authentic Lahori-style eatery, you'll find all manner of traditional Pakistani cuisine at Karahi Boys: Tufani shrimp, Mushtanda tandoori wings, chicken karahi, goat karahi, paneer karahi, kababs, naan, roti and more. The restaurant is best known for operating a scratch kitchen in which all karahis are made fresh to order in about 30 minutes, as well as using only hand-slaughtered halal meat. Karahi Boysalso offer lunch platters and a children’s menu.

Featured in: Top 5 Curries

Order via: Karahi Boys, Uber Eats, Doordash, SkipTheDishes


Fat Bastard Burrito

Type: Mexican
Location: Heartland Town Centre

Aptly living up to its name, Fat Bastard's burritos are some of the biggest and most loaded burritos you'll find in Mississauga, which helped the fast-growing burrito joint quickly establish itself as one of the top players in the GTA's burrito scene. They offer a wide variety of flavours you won't find at many other burrito joints including Buffalo, Sweet Chili Thai, Baja Chipotle and Butter Chicken burritos or quesadillas. They're also known for their signature noodle filling, which adds a little crunch.

Featured in: Top 5 Burritos

Order via: Ritual, Uber Eats, Doordash, SkipTheDishes


Masala Canteen

Type: Indian
Location: Heartland Town Centre

Masala Canteen isn't just a restaurant at Heartland - it's described as "an elaborate attempt to restore the balance and give authentic Indian cuisine its fair share of importance and value.” The multi-brand franchise, which operates locations in India, Qatar and England, is known for its menu consisting of different kinds of naan, tandoor grill and roasts, Pan-Asian soups and small plates, rice and noodle dishes, and more.

Order via: Uber Eats, Doordash, SkipTheDishes


Pho Mi 99

Type: Vietnamese, Chinese
Location: Heartland Town Centre

Heartland's destination for traditional and mouthwatering Vietnamese and Chinese food, Pho Mi 99 offers everything from pho, to stir fries, to pad Thai. Popular options include their special beef noodle doups, chicken broth noodle soups, fried rice, and stir fried noodles. They also offer vegetarian options include spring rolls, tofu dishes, and mixed veggies with egg-fried rice.

Order via: Uber Eats, Doordash, SkipTheDishes


Somethin' Sweet 4U

Type: Filipino
Location: Heartland Town Centre

Whether you're looking for sweet or savoury Filipino food, you'll find it at Somethin' Sweet 4U. The home business has flourished in Mississauga with multiple locations serving up Filipino favorites such as Adobo (the national dish of the Philippines), sizzling sisig (diced sauteed pork topped with red and green peppers, red onion, topped with house garlic mayo and served on a skillet), kare kare (oxtail, shank in a peanut butter based stew), and all day breakfast dishes like longsilog, which includes longanisa — a Filipino sausage flavoured with spices specific to each region in the Philippines.

Featured in: Top 5 Filipino Restaurants

Order via: Uber Eats, Doordash


Gladiator Burger & Steak

Type: Burgers, steakhouse
Location: 6039 Erin Mills Parkway

Uniquely sporting a gladiatorial theme, Gladiator Burger and Steak is home to stacked, halal burgers made with fresh6 oz prime beef (ground in-house daily) and hand-cut homemade fries. While they boast some of the biggest and best burgers in Mississauga, they definitely don't overshadow some of their other tasty menu items such as their steak sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, poutines, cheese fries and onion rings.

Featured in: Top 5 Burgers

Order via: Uber Eats, Doordash, SkipTheDishes


Manousha

Type: Middle Eastern, bakery
Location: 6039 Erin Mills Parkway

Everyone likes pizza, but if you've yet to try this Middle Eastern equivalent then you're sorely missing out. Manousha Inc. specializes in mana'eesh, a delicacy consisting of flatbread dough that's typically topped with thyme and cheese or ground meat. The flatbreads are cooked in a dome pizza oven and diners are able to choose from four categories of mana'eesh: Meats, sweets, dairy and vegan. Additionally, all of their menu items are halal.

Order via: Uber Eats, SkipTheDishes


Boil Plus

Type: Seafood
Location: Heartland Town Centre

Who doesn't like seafood? Fortunately, Heartland has plenty of it to offer with Boil Plus, described as a "seafood fusion" restaurant that's associated with the popular Sushi 168 brand. Diners can indulge in their choice of lobster, dungeness crab, king crab, crawfish and more, smothered in the spice and flavour of their choosing. Aside from seafood, the restaurant also has sandwiches and Japanese ramen.

Order via: Uber Eats, Doordash, SkipTheDishes


Bubble Tease

Type: Dessert, bubble tea
Location: Heartland Town Centre

There are few things as sweet and refreshing as good bubble tea. Heartland's Bubble Tease manages to capture the essence of Beijing, China, where some of the best and most unique bubble tea can be found. Every drink is an original blend of herbal tea combined with the most flavorful of fruit extracts mixed to perfection, and they're all shaken, not stirred. The store features a wide selection of fresh fruit, unique fruit flavours, and specially prepared tapioca bubbles.

Featured in: Top 5 Bubble Tea Joints

Order via: Uber Eats


Shawarma Royale

Type: Middle Eastern
Location: 6039 Erin Mills Parkway

Starting in 2016 with the idea that good shawarma is hard to find, Shawarma Royale now has six locations including two in Mississauga. Some of their specialties include the chicken shawarma, lamb shawarma, shawarma salad, and even shawarma poutine. The restaurant also has wraps, family platters, and various meal options including shawarma/lamb on rice or with fries.

Order via: Uber Eats, Doordash, SkipTheDishes


Aunty's Kitchen

Type: Pakistani
Location: 6039 Erin Mills Parkway

Aunty's Kitchen is known as a Pakistani fusion restaurant, specializing in such comforting dishes as chicken biryani, masala poutine, fish and chips, butter chicken, shawarma, kabob and more. With a halal menu featuring a vast selection of gluten-free dishes and locally-sourced chicken, it's definitely one of the most must-try Pakistani restaurants in Mississauga.

Featured in: Top 5 Curries

Order via: Uber Eats, Doordash, SkipTheDishes


There's many more restaurants to discover and no shortage of great food to enjoy in Mississauga! For a full list of restaurants at Heartland Town Centre, visit heartland.com/dining and be sure to check out all the great restaurants at 6039 Erin Mills.

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