Top 5 biggest new openings of 2019 in Mississauga

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Every year, Mississauga welcomes hot new restaurants to its ever-growing food scene and there were some highly-anticipated new openings in 2019.

From highly-anticipated, trendy food meccas to craft breweries to wildly popular dining and entertainment destinations, Mississauga welcomed a slew of new food spots this year. 

Here’s a look at the most popular new openings of 2019, based on the amount of organic page views the opening stories generated on insauga.com.


5) Stonehooker Brewing Company

All good things come to those who wait—especially to those who patiently wait for quality beer.

Stonehooker Brewing Company (that’s a memorable name if there ever was one!) opened a craft brewery in Mississauga’s Lakeview area in 2019. The brewery, founded by Ross Noel with Brewmaster Adam Cherry, features a taproom and retail store with various beers, including a saison, tripel, lager, imperial stout, hefeweizen, porter, milkshake IPA, and double IPA. As for the perfect name, the Ontario Beverage Network says the moniker “Stonehooker” honours Port Credit’s history as a centre for stonehooking—a method of collecting stone slabs specifically from shores of Lake Ontario that was utilized in the 1800s.

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3 popular beers make their return to the fridge today. The theme is HOPS! Victoria English Pale Ale was our first beer brewed on our system. Fuggles and East Kent Goldings are featured and balanced with a malty backbone. The session IPA, Gollywobbler gives you a lot of flavour in a 3.9% alcohol beer. Mosaic and Galaxy are some of our favourites. Orange creamsicle in a can, Mae West Bodacious Milkshake IPA has loads of orange, tangerine and mandarin flavours to go with lactose and vanilla. We use the actual vanilla bean to get a true flavour as nature intended. Pic 2 shows the upcoming events. Visit the events page on our website for an up to date listing. Happy weekend! #ontariocraftbeer #mississauga #lakeviewmississauga #portcredit #freshandlocalbeer #experiencecraftbeer

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4) Top Gun Burgers

It should be a well-known fact that everyone loves burgers. But, how about a burger that reminds you of simpler times? If you love old-school burger joints, you were probably pumped when Top Gun Burgers opened its doors. The popular Toronto burger joint opened in Heartland Town Centre in the spring, and it also operates locations in Kensington Market, Scarborough, Concord and Etobicoke. According to the brand’s website, Top Gun Burgers is a “home base for elite gourmet burgers” and it has one very important mission: “to restore the forgotten culture and craving for gourmet burgers, acting as innovators in the art of burger craftsmanship.”


3) Goodfellas Sussex Centre

Goodfellas, the popular Neapolitan wood oven pizza restaurant, officially opened its doors on Wednesday, May 29 at the Sussex Centre at 50 Burnhamthorpe Road West. The new location, announced back in 2017, was highly anticipated, as diners had been flocking to the growing brand’s Streetsville location for years prior. The restaurant is known for its rustic-chic interior, homemade southern Italian dishes and exclusive Italian wine selection. The new location takes over part of the space formerly occupied by long-time bar/resto West 50, which closed its doors in 2016.


2) The Rec Room

Do you want to party in Square One? Do you want to party surrounded by over 100 games and multiple dining choices? Now you can, because The Rec Room officially opened in March 2019. One of the biggest additions to Square One’s roster (and it’s expanding quite rapidly) was the Rec Room, a Cineplex-owned entertainment complex that revealed its plan to open in the shopping centre in 2017. If you haven’t heard of The Rec Room, Cineplex defines it as “Canada’s newest hotspot for ‘Eats and Entertainment.’” The Rec Room occupies about 44,000 square feet of space and two full floors. As far as food goes, The Rec Room boasts the Three10 restaurant—an upscale casual resto named after Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories. The menu features wood-fired oven pizza and Canadian-inspired cuisine with a twist. The establishment also offers The Shed, a quick-service food stop that includes a poutinerie that offers gourmet toppings.


1) The Food District

The Food District, which spans almost 40,000 square feet, is intended to provide an elevated experience for foodie tourists and locals alike—and it opened on April 1, 2019. It focuses on offering local, handmade and high-quality foods in a setting that embraces both new- and old-world food emporiums. It has Mississauga’s only La Carnita location, along with a newly-opened MidiCi Neapolitan pizza resto. It also boasts Sweet Jesus, Pier 87, an Uncle Tetsu pop-up (soon to be a full-size location) and more. 

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