Top 5 places to get Dosa in Mississauga

Published March 2, 2023 at 1:10 pm

Looking for an interesting veggie option in Mississauga?

Why not try a deliciously flavourful and crispy dosa?

For those wondering what that is, a dosa is comparable to a very thin and crispy crepe made from a fermented batter consisting of rice and black grams/beans or lentils.

Made on a round open wok called a tava, it is usually stuffed with potato bhaji (a yellowish potato filling with spices similar in consistency to a slightly mashed potato) and served with a side of sambar (a lentil and veggie based curry) and various chutneys (usually one coconut based, one tomato based, one coriander based) to dip or pour over the meal.

You can try to eat this with cutlery, but you’ll notice those around you rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty, so feel free to join them! While the description above is for a very basic dosa, the variations are endless, and as a result, the options in Mississauga are almost overwhelming.

Here’s an attempt to narrow down Mississauga’s top five options for a delicious dosa.

5) Anjappar Chettinad Restaurant

This is a staple location in the heart of Mississauga. They feature some of the most authentic dosas you’ll ever come across, including their popular Masala Dosa. The potato filling in this dosa is spicy, creamy and cooked to perfection. The dosa itself is also very crispy and fills you up fast.

In addition to their Masala Dosa they also feature Kal Dosa (sponge dosa), Plain Dosa, Ghee Dosa, Cheese Dosa, Chili Dosa and many more. The flavours are endless and perfect for anyone who’s willing to experiment around with their tastebuds.

They also have tons of other food options to try, such as their parathas and idlys, so if you’re a fan of South Indian cuisine this is a must-visit in the city.

4) Chimney Fresh

Hailing from the southern state of Kerala, India, Chimney Fresh has a large variety of incredibly well-cooked vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, and this includes their dosas!

With over 30 different types of dosas, you’ll definitely be spoiled in terms of choices. They range from more common options like plain dosa, masala dosa, Mysore dosa, all kinds of paper dosas (longer and thinner dosas) and include some more unique options like Kerala dosa, chicken dosa, fish dosa, pizza dosa and a five-foot-long dosa! Overwhelmed at all? While the selection is great to have, the flavours of these dosas are just sublime.

When you try it, you’ll be able to tell it’s a little different from some of the other restos on this list, but that’s part of the beauty of dosa. It may have basic origins, but everyone tries their hand at making it something unique, and Chimney Fresh is no different in that regard.

3) Udupi Madras Cafe

If you’re interested in having a dosa for the very first time, this is a resto you want to visit. Their dosas have consistently been some of the best in the city since their inception, and there isn’t any indication of that stopping any time soon.

Located behind the pink buildings (Sussex Centre) by Square One, on the second level facing Enfield Place, Udupi has become a staple for South Indian cuisine in the area.

Their potato bhaji is flavourful and some of the best in the city. If you’re free on a Saturday or a Sunday, their weekend buffets come with dosa as well. It’s a great way to try a host of different items and explore some well-established South Indian cuisine! Driving here? Call ahead or check their website for details on free underground parking.

2) Saravanaa Bhavan

Somehow, Saravanaa Bhavan has managed to replicate the taste of dosas back in India. With an abundance of locations all over the world, this shouldn’t be a surprise. The dosas are perfectly crispy, the chutneys are all made to perfection, the sambar is addictive and the potato bhaji here is the stuff of absolute legend.

With over 40 dosas to choose from, the selection here is not an issue, and while some have said that service here in years past has been a little slow, they agree that it has now become some of the best in the city.

1) Guru Lukshmi

Located at the Northern tip of Mississauga, Guru Lukshmi can only be described as a dosa factory. The lineup to get in most days can turn some away, but it is not without reason.

Despite how efficient the service is there when you make good food, the people will come. The selection here is jaw-dropping. I’ve lost count as to just how many dosas there are on this menu, but rest assured, the selection is matched by the quality.

Kids have about seven options alone, there’s a section for diabetic-friendly dosas, Jain Rava Dosas, options to add cheese to almost every dosa, and a host of creative signature dosas among other items.

Most orders on the menu are accompanied by two pictures, one of the dosa and one of the inside of the dosa to really get the mouth salivating. If you’re willing to wait a little for a great dosa, Guru Lukshmi is where you need to go!

Some Other Dosa Venues in Mississauga:

  • India’s Taste Mississauga
  • Anjappar Chettinand (Meat dosas available on weekends)
  • Tandoori Flame
  • SLS Eazy Carry
  • Bombay Chaat

  1. Guru Lukshmi
  2. Saravanaa Bhavan
  3. Udupi Madras Cafe
  4. Chimney Fresh
  5. Desi Bar & Grill
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