Top 5 Mac & Cheese Dishes in Mississauga
Mac & cheese is the ultimate comfort food. Whether you spent your childhood enjoying the occasional KD or the real thing, you know that dish almost always hit the spot.
Sadly (or not), you’re not a child anymore and you might not find yourself digging through your parent’s cupboards in search of that box of powdery goodness. But, if you think about it, that’s a good thing. Now, you can hit up several Mississauga restaurants for the real thing.
Here are the top five places to go when you’re in the mood for some comfort.
5 - Holy Smokez
Type: Straight Mac & Cheese
This type of mac & cheese is what you ate as a kid. Nothing special — just straight up cheese melted on macaroni and it works perfectly. This mac & cheese is baked, so it takes a few minutes. Also, it’s a fantastic side dish. Have it with the ribs or the five lb. sandwich the next time you visit Holy Smokez.
4 - The Wilcox
Type: Cavatappi, cheese curds, cream sauce, panko and bacon
We are getting into fancy mac & cheese territory now. The Wilcox Gastropub is located on the corner of Hurontario and Eglinton and is situated in the Wilcox House - one of Mississauga’s oldest Heritage Homes which features Greek and Gothic detailing and was built by Amos and Charles Wilcox in 1850. The mac & cheese was very good, successfully merging a ton of fine ingredients to create one epically comforting, gastronomically creative dish.
3 - Saucy
Type: Lobster Mac and Cheese
If number five on this list was the mac & cheese you remember as a kid, this one is not. This mac & cheese has an entire unshelled butter poached lobster, five-year-old cheddar, bacon and broccoli in a cream sauce. And if you get all the elements above on white, it’s like mac & cheese heaven in your mouth. Also, Saucy’s is located in the heart of Streetsville, so feel free to walk off your meal while enjoying some post-dinner scenery.
2 - Door FiftyFive
Type: Return of the Mack, Maple Boar Bacon and Cheese
No matter how bad that song Return of the Mack was, this Mack makes up for it. Probably the most creative mac & cheese on this list, this dish comes with a little maple taste that actually works. It’s served in a hot skillet (don’t try to pick it up like I did, it’s hot) and I love the fact that it stays hot until the last bite. Oh, and if you haven’t heard, Door FiftyFive is the new hot spot in Port Credit that just opened. Once you walk in, you feel like you have been whisked away to a magical place called Queen West :)
1 - Marco Polo
Type: Mac & Cheese Please
Marco Polo Restobar is another new restaurant in the Clarkson neighbourhood - a welcome addition to the oldest community in Mississauga. The menu focuses on North American gastropub food with a Mediterranean twist. The plates are smaller which makes it ideal for sharing and getting a taste of what the creative and innovative menu has to offer. The mac and cheese dish is just old school ooey-gooey, cheesy with tonnes of bacon on it. Once you dig into it you will want to finish the entire dish. The menu includes a sharable section, big plates, greens and leafy things, in between the buns and grilled flatbreads. They even have a dish named after both Oliveira’s and Capin’s moms called Anna Maria. Other menu items include wings, layered nachos, piri piri shrimp tacos, charcuterie for two, mac & cheese, steak frites, porchetta burger and a variety of flatbreads.