Top 5 Hidden Lunch Spots in Mississauga
These are the lunch gems in Mississauga that you definitely need Google Maps for or you're not finding it. But once you do these places will be your lunch spot!
5 - A-One
"Simply the best" is A-One's slogan and it's hard to argue that when they have samosas that taste as good as theirs. A-One Catering is located on a side street in an industrial plaza by the airport that you will only find if you're in the area (or read about it here). These are the best samosas in town and they are made in-house in A-one's huge kitchen and bakery. They serve veggie, chicken, beef and cheese and all were piping hot and made fresh. The dough was perfectly crispy without being burned and the beef, veggie, chicken and cheese filling was cooked to perfection. The portions are also generous. You can always tell how fresh samosas are by how greasy the brown paper bag is and my bag was nice and greasy! They also serve a wide range of the popular Indian dishes like butter chicken to tandori chicken. NOTE: This place is only take out.
Area: By the airport
What you need to try: Any of the samosas
4 - 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 21 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.
What you need to try: Curry Chicken Roti
3 - Saucy Kytchen
Located just east of Port Credit on Lakeshore in a lonely plaza is the #1 Italian Sandwich Joint in Mississauga called Saucy Kychen. I say lonely because if you do not have Google Maps to tell you exactly where to turn you will miss it. This place actually has no outdoor signage, but they do have some good Italian-style sandwiches. These sandwiches were gigantic (as you can see by the pictures), but that was not the best part. The flavour and taste of the veal was so delicious and prevalent you just wanted more. This place has seating for about 10 people but does get busy for lunch. They serve veal, chicken, pork, steak, meatballs, Italian sausage, eggplant and veggie sandwiches.
Area: Just east of Port Credit on Lakeshore
What you need to try: Veal or Meatball Sandwich
2 - Dixie Park
You will not find chicken balls here. Located on Dixie by Eastgate is the wonderland of Chinese food takeout. The price, selection and quantity of food you get is like no other. We went to House of Pepper at the food court, which is one of the more popular places there. This isn’t the typical Square One Chinese food court experience we’re talking about. We are talking about hundreds of dishes to choose from at multiple locations. Each one of these places also offers a catering service. So, for $5 to $10, you can buy something for lunch and have leftovers for breakfast the next day. If you are not in the mood for Chinese, you can try Vietnamese, Korean and Japanese as well. The only thing better than taking it out is actually eating there, as House of Pepper has full-size dishes that you can eat directly off the skillet. The only downfall is that this place closes a bit early at 8:30pm.
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.
Three pieces of advice; get there a little before noon to avoid the lunch rush, bring cash as this place does not accept debit or credit and it’s only open until 4pm. Enjoy and you're welcome!
What you need to try: Chicken Souvlaki plate