Top 5 Share Platters in Mississauga

Published December 23, 2015 at 5:50 pm


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 – FailteCustom 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. At Failte’s, you can create your own platter with the resto’s most popular appetizers. What appetizers are those, you ask? Think dips, Irish reuben sliders, veggies, fries, wings, chicken sliders, coconut shrimp, mini shepherd’s pie, cheese, fruit and more. 

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. 

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) Spice Lounge

Spice Lounge, located in the heart of Port Credit at Lakeshore and Stavebank, has some truly memorable gems. It has an extensive bar and food menu and serves up some refreshing, if not super sweet, sangria. Spice Lounge tends to get packed in the evenings, but the servers never fail to remain attentive. When it comes to after-hours fun, atmosphere is almost (just almost) everything. Spice Lounge succeeds in spades, making the most of its modest space with elegant stone, red accents, sexy mood lighting and a chic backlit bar. The high tables and dim lights scream, “date night” and they have live (but non-intrusive) music. It’s perfect for late night drinks and apps for both friends and couples. On the board? Chorizo Sausage and Serrano ham with mixed artisan cheeses and preserves.

2 – DoorFifty Five – BBQ sampler platter

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!

The board has fries (two types of potatoes), fried chicken with sauce, pulled pork chili, ribs, beef brisket, smoked chicken wings, nachos and house pickled veggies

1) Nomad’s Restobar

Nomad’s Restobar is another Toronto joint that just expanded into our neck of the woods—and its second location is happily situated in Port Credit. The family-owned establishment, which opened just west of Hurontario on Lakeshore Blvd., also operates a location on the Danforth. According to the resto’s website, head chef David (also known as “Chile”) has been a Red Seal chef for well over a decade and created a menu dedicated to “Global Inspirations–Local Creations.” 

The Wanderlust platter is not to be missed, and features bison burgers, homemade guacamole, channa masala and tortilla chips, steamed bao bun, kalbi short ribs, cauliflower pakoras, naan and more. 

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