Top 5 Neighbourhoods for Food in Mississauga
Mississauga has hundreds of places to eat, but the best restaurants are found in these neighbourhoods. Here are the top 5 neighbourhoods for food in Mississauga:
5 - City Centre
If you take out the big box restaurants/bars and the multinational fast food chains at City Centre, you aren't left with much -- but the stuff you are left with is pretty good. This area is definitely for the less adventurous diner seeking the comfort of Jack Astor's, Bier Markt, Moxie's and Boston Pizza. But if you're willing to look a little harder, you might find some cool indie gems hiding between the chain restaurants.
Here are the top 5 you should at the City Centre:
Udupi Madras Cafe, &Company, Grano Ristorante, Alioli Ristorante, Wally's
4 - Clarkson
Clarkson has some of the best restaurants in Mississauga. As you walk around, you will become familiar with all the restaurants. Some of the best places to eat in Clarkson are Michael’s Back Door, Clarkson Mediterranean Bistro and Casalinga Ristorante. If you want a more casual setting there is a brunch only Fravingz or you can sit in the parking lot eating Mississauga’s best pizza at Mickey’s Pizza!
3 - Streetsville
When it comes to food, Streetsville is a bit higher-end with more shawarma joints than you would expect as well as some of the best date restaurants in the city. Streetsville has more than 30 different restaurants to choose from. You can get everything from grilled cheese to cupcakes to burgers to, of course, shawarma. Streetville is a nice, quaint place to go on a date -- no matter if your budget is for a falafel plate or Certified Black Angus Prime Rib.
Here are the top 5 you should try Streetsville:
Goodfellas, Mondello’s, Cagneys, Bobby’s, Osmow's (the original)
2 - Dundas and Hurontario (5/10)
Dundas and Hurontario/Cooksville (aka 5/10) is known for its plethora of quick-service ethnic restaurants. You might have noticed that almost every single top 5 list has something from this 'hood on it. This bustling, diverse area has everything from Colombian Empanadas to shawarma to West Indian cuisine to Caribbean food. This isn't an area you would check out on a first date, but it's definitely a place you would frequent once married. This is the most flavourful area in Mississauga.
1 - Port Credit
Located in south-central Mississauga, Port Credit borders Lake Ontario and boasts a replica of the Port Credit lighthouse that burned down in 1936. This little lakeside village has a little something for everyone. It actually has over 57 restaurants to choose from, offering everything from gourmet pizza to burritos to wings to raw food. With places like Burger's Priest and Smokes Poutinerie opening it looks like the Toronto food scene is picking Port Credit over City Centre to be their home in Mississauga. Surprisingly, the only thing I didn't see in Port Credit was a shawarma joint -- but I'm sure that will change.