Top 5 Asian Grocery Stores in Mississauga
One of the best things about living in a city like Mississauga is the incredible diversity of food options. Although the city is home to most major and popular grocery stores, it’s got a few cultural gems that help residents from all over the world feel more at home in one of Canada’s most diverse cities.
As far as ethnic grocers go, Mississauga has a plethora of Asian grocery stores that offer everything from exquisite sushi platters that are perfect for your next party, on-point and restaurant quality dim sum and snack foods you can’t easily find in Canada to rarer produce and authentic spices.
Without further adieu, here are the top 5 Asian grocery stores in Mississauga.
Located on Central Parkway West, the spacious supermarket is a popular go-to for Asian-Canadian families and those who love authentic Asian dishes and ingredients. Boasting a strong sushi platter game that absolutely blows—as it should—Canadian competitors out of the water, the grocer also offers a ton of variety. Some items worth checking out? Pastries from Dao Xiang Cun in Beijing, hotpot ingredients from Huangcheng Laoma restaurants in China, authentic dim sum and items from Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam. The store also offers a range of skincare products, so it’s great for one-stop shopping.
If you’re in the market for authentic Korean dishes and ingredients, the long-standing PAT Mart in Cooksville is there to satisfy your needs. Known as Canada’s first Korean supermarket, the store operates multiple locations and boasts both Japanese and Korean products. So if you need to grab some galbi, kimchi, bulgogi or bibimbap, this is definitely the place to go. The grocer also offers Kevin’s Taiyaki shop, so you might want to stop by if you’re in the mood for some adorable and delicious fish-shaped cake. This market also gets points for cleanliness and organization.
Located on Dundas just across from the city’s major auto mall, Terra Foodmart occupies the Woodchester Mall spot that long belonged to Sobey’s. Terra boasts an array of Asian veggies (including everything you need for all kinds of South Asian dishes) and very affordable prices. When they had their grand opening, the manager said if they don’t carry a specific product you’re looking for, to let him know and they’ll order it for you. There are aisles and aisles of sauces of seasonings that perfect for brainstorming your next noodle dish and they sell a ton of varieties of tofu (so you can go nuts on your next stir fry). Also, hard to find items such as black rice. They also sell a great box of frozen veggie spring rolls for under $5.
This new Erin Mills Town Centre area grocery store took over part of the existing Rona is continually impressing customers with its product mix and absolutely on-point hot food counter. The supermarket offers a blend between a traditional and ethnic grocery store, so you can find a combination of North American and ethnic brands and ingredients. When you walk into the airy and spacious grocer, you’ll find fresh produce, a bakery, deli, fresh seafood counter, butcher and prepared food section called Nations Kitchen. The kitchen offers an array of both cold and hot prepared foods including pasta, pizza, sandwiches, dim sum, sushi and BBQ. If you want to take some sushi or dim sum home, you definitely won’t be disappointed.
When this Filipino location opened its first Canadian location in Mississauga, crowds converged upon the Heartland Town Centre supermarket and stood in endless lineups for days—and for good reason. The spacious supermarket offers authentic Filipino snacks, walls of fresh produce, an incredible fish selection (it is called Seafood City, after all) and a host of quick-service restaurants, including the soon-to-open Jollibee resto. Seafood City offers North American and other Asian goods, including Japanese noodles and sauces, Chinese dumplings and more. The brands other in-store takeout spots include Grill City, Noodle Street, Crispy Town and Valerio’s Bake Shop. So if you want some adobo, bangus sisig, grilled sweet longganisa, noodles, dim sum, deep-fried pork and Halo Halo, Seafood City is worth a visit.