Top 5 most anticipated restaurant openings of 2024 in Mississauga


Published December 29, 2023 at 5:41 pm

Top 5 most anticipated restaurant openings in 2024 in Mississauga

Dining out, whether at a top-end restaurant or taking a break at a plaza eatery or food court hot spot, continues to be a favourite activity of many people in Mississauga.

Everyone has their preferred choices, but at the same time people are always on the lookout for the next new thing to arrive in town.

And while Mississauga is already full of numerous restaurants and smaller food establishments, there’s always room for one — or many — more.

Here’s a look at some restaurants that are expected to open in 2024:

5) Farm Boy

Ok, so we’re cheating a little bit here — but only a little. After all, Farm Boy’s full-service hot food, salad and soup bar, in addition to its wide range of other grab-and-go lunch and dinner meals, has become pretty popular with those looking to grab a bite or more. 

Mississauga residents who love to drop by Farm Boy for a meal will no longer have to drive to Oakville or Etobicoke.

Farm Boy, the growing grocery store chain that began as a 300-square-foot produce store in Cornwall, Ont., plans to open a new location in Mississauga in summer 2024.

The new location will soon be found at 70 Mississauga Rd., in the city’s bustling Port Credit neighbourhood. 


4) Shake Shack

Mississaugans, and Canadians, with a taste for Shake Shack’s juicy burgers and hand-spun milkshakes soon won’t have to cross the border to satisfy those cravings.

Plans were announced earlier in 2023 to bring the U.S. fast food giant to Canada in 2024, and the Canadian debut of Shake Shack will be launched with a flagship store not quite in Mississauga, but close enough — in Toronto.

Beyond that, the company plans to open 35 more locations across the country by 2035.

The New York-based fast food brand that started out of a hotdog cart in Madison Square Park in 2001 and now has 440 locations worldwide has been eyeing Canada for a while, company officials said.


3) FiLLi

It appears that Mississauga’s newest food hot spot, the “Ridgeway Plaza,” will soon be home to another beloved international brand seeking to enter the Canadian market. 

FiLLi, a cafe born when its founder decided to serve “milky tea dusted with saffron” out of his father’s former cafeteria in Dubai’s Al Mamzar area in 2004, will open in the new Erin Mills Centre (4700 Ridgeway Dr.) in the not-too-distant future. 

FiLLi’s branding can be seen on a storefront in the plaza and it’s expected to open sometime in the new year. A specific opening date has yet to be announced.

The menu features a range of teas (FiLLi tea zafran, masala chai, lemon ginger tea, black mint tea and more), milkshakes, lassis, iced coffees and cold brews, mocktails and more.

As for food, the menu boasts breakfast dishes, sandwiches, momos (dumplings), wraps, paratha and kathi rolls, rice and noodle dishes and more.   


2) Poulet Rouge

Chicken is a universal favourite among people both in search of a nice, sit-down dinner or those looking to pick up a quick bite to eat.

Poulet Rouge, the latest such restaurant making its way to Mississauga’s Square One, adds a French twist to this culinary essential.

It offers its customers a build-your-own-bowl experience and has set up its signage at the shopping mall announcing its arrival in 2024 — though no specific date has been revealed.

According to the restaurant’s website, it was founded in Quebec in 2012 when two friends opened a small restaurant which eventually underwent some rebranding in 2014— simplifying its menu to focus on tender grilled chicken fillets marinated in a secret family recipe.

Some of the fresh toppings include corn, onions, spinach, beans, tomatoes and cucumbers.

Since its launch 11 years ago, the restaurant has opened more than 500 locations in Quebec with an interest in expanding across Canada.


1) Wingstop

Who doesn’t like chicken wings. Ok, not everyone does — but it’s fair to say the traditional pub snacks/meals are at or near the top of most people’s list of favourites.

And a chicken wing hot spot from south of the border will soon open for business for the first time in Mississauga to give wing lovers here another dining option.

Wingstop, known for its sauced and tossed wings along with a variety of comfort foods, is set to debut its first Mississauga location at Heartland Town Centre at 6045 Mavis Rd. on Jan. 15.

The wing menu features a diverse array of flavours, from the sweetness of its Hawaiian wings to the tanginess of its buffalo wings — and many, many more.

Founded in 1994 in Garland, Texas, the U.S.-based chain has expanded globally, boasting over 1,900 locations worldwide.

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