Top 5 Share Platters in Mississauga

Variety is the spice of life and when it comes to food, that old adage has never been truer. There is nothing better than sharing a huge and varied dish with a little something for everyone to get the night started. Sometimes, a solid share platter can work as a full meal -- especially if it's huge or offers a ton of different snacks.

Share platters also offer a variety of cuisines, so they're perfect for groups of people looking for casual, fancy, classic or unique finger foods. So, without further delay, here are the top 5 share platters in Mississauga:

5 - Failte - Traveller's Platter

Failte has really upped their food game over the last couple of years. Perhaps it was the new competition in City Centre or the new chef. Either way, the patrons are the ultimate winners in the delicious and reinvigorated pub-style menu shakeup. The share platter at Failte is called the Traveller's Platter and it comes with chicken strips, fried pickles, battered banger skewers and mango chili, honey mustard and bistro sauce. While not as big as some of the other platters on the list, the food was absolutely delicious -- especially the battered banger (which is a yummy deep-fried sausage)!

What's on it: Chicken strips, fried pickles, battered banger skewers and mango chili, honey mustard and bistro sauce.

4 - Goodfellas - Cheese Platter

Once you walk in, you can tell this place did not spare a dime. It looks like you are walking into a rustic Italian home to have some authentic Italian grub. Goodfellas in Streetsville is Mississauga's very first restaurant offering authentic Neapolitan wood oven pizza. If you love cheese, you will be in cheese heaven with this share platter. These exquisite, premium cheeses are flavourful and fresh. You'll never be satisfied by cubes of cheddar and mozzarella again after you taste this elegant and thoughtfully curated selection of rich, high-end products.

What's on it: The platter has assorted cheeses, including fresh burrata, ricotta di bufala, drunken goats milk, and Parmigiano-Reggiano with jams, almonds, olives, dry figs and grilled crostini bread

3 - 229 Artisan Bistro - Chacuterie Board

Port 229 creates authentic, homemade dishes prepared with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. The owners shop at local markets, including farmer’s markets in Port Credit and around Square One. They go to Black Angus to pick up their steaks. They also carry a fine selection of wines and even boast a sommelier who hosts wine tasting events for customers. The food will always be a topic of conversation, as one of the most creative chefs in Mississauga, executive chef Dialo Kinghorn, makes the incredible dishes. Just look at the braised beef short ribs. How can you not talk about them? This is a smaller restaurant, so be sure to make reservations.

What's on it: Handcrafted meat products from the Niagara region, house-made pate with fruit compote, Elmwood sausage (local Port Credit meat market), grilled seasonal vegetables, shaved Parmesan, toast points, arugula, olive oil and aged balsamic.

2 - Topiary's - Seafood Platter

This place is fancy and the price will reflect that. Topiary’s Steak and Seafood restaurant is located near Pearson Airport and is an upscale resto geared towards fancy date nights, corporate events, parties and ballers. It’s known for its classic decor (stained glass, deep greens, original and Victorian-themed art) and delicious complimentary appetizers — feta, dill pickles, olives and bread seemingly birthed from a womb of copious garlic butter. We had a seafood platter for two that could easily feed four. It came with eight giant scallops, two giant shrimp, two lobster tails, two filet mignons and two king crabs. Unlike some other fine dining establishments, the portions are extremely generous, so beware of glutting yourself on garlic bread and feta. You won’t have room for your steak or dozens of scallops if you do. Also, this platter ain't cheap, as it's $169.95!

What's on it: Eight giant scallops, two giant shrimp, two lobster tails, two filet mignons and two king crabs

1 - DoorFifty Five - BBQ sampler platter

This is the motherlode of all share platters in Mississauga. This beast of a platter comes with close to a dozen items and two servers are needed to carry it to the table. If you have never been to Door FiftyFive, it is definitely worth a try. It'll make you feel like you've been whisked away to a Queen West bar. Although the food menu is only about five per cent of entire menu, you will find interesting takes on southern classics, such as chicken and waffles, Rub Me the Right Way beef brisket, Boars Gone Wild smoked sausage, bison chipotle frank, blackened shrimp and gumbo cheddar grits and the boss platter (BBQ sampler platter). All of meat is smoked with SmokinLicious' cherry wood and sugar maple wood chips, which "gives a nice sweetness to meat." This baby is $60, but you will need at least four boys to finish it!

What's on it: Fries (two types of potatoes), fried chicken with sauce, pulled pork chili, ribs, beef brisket, smoked chicken wings, nachos and house pickled veggies

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