Top 5 Mac & Cheese Dishes in Mississauga


Published August 27, 2015 at 5:01 pm


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) Kage Nikkei Restobar

Watching the culinary landscape is fascinating, as cuisine–much like clothing and decor–can seemingly come in and out of fashion. For the first time ever, a restaurant that celebrates Peruvian food (and more specifically, Peruvian and Japanese fusion cuisine) is open in Mississauga. A few short years ago, a trip to a Peruvian restaurant meant a trip to St. Clair West or Oakville. Now, there’s an option in Mississauga—and it’s also great for anyone who loves non-traditional Japanese cuisine. As far as food goes, Kage—which has made its home in the 5&10 area—serves sea bass tiradito, beef tataki, ceviche, karaage, Yokozuna’s street roll , blow torched salmon escabeche, anticuchos, hot stone duck fried rice and more. It also boasts a delicious and creative kimchi mac n’ cheese that you definitely don’t want to miss. 

4)  Holy Smokez

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.

3) The Wilcox

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.

2)  Saucy

If number four 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. 

1) Door FiftyFive

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 🙂

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