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Special Chowhound finds WEST of the Kings Hwy (427)

South Carolina Girl Sep 3, 2009 02:08 PM

Just reading a similar thread, but most of the special finds seemed far from where I live. What special places are there west of Toronto (and/or the 427) in Mississauga, Streetsville, or even Oakville?

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    boy1dr Sep 6, 2009 04:20 PM

    il pescatore in Port Credit
    Amadios for pizza
    and +1 on Astoria for Greek.

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    1. re: boy1dr
      duckdown Sep 6, 2009 06:29 PM

      -1 for Amadios... Went there today and thought it was pretty bad

      Alexandra Hut take-out is 5 minutes away and has wood fired pizza but no dine-in area

    2. duckdown Sep 5, 2009 03:23 PM

      Bumping this topic for justice... West of the 427 is where I'm interested in as well

      I'll add a couple of my favorites:

      Falafel Garden in Brampton (tiny hole in the wall but dont let the appearance stop you from going in)

      Sweet Smoke in Oakville, like someone below said.. Get the pulled pork sandwich or cuban sandwich. can't go wrong

      Agabi's in Oakville - I have written about this place countless times but nobody seems to try it! It's a French/Medeterranian restauraunt and pretty much everything they make has a unique spin on it.. Their chicken shawarma is probably my favorite in the GTA (NOT like your regular shawarma though if your expecting the same old spices) and is actually finished in a pan with a bit of sauce and thrown under a high heat broiler to crisp up.. I also will give it best calimari in the GTA (always amazing and fresh) and my favorite greek salad as well (the home made dressing is friggin amazing)

      Lourice in Oakville - again, this is a solid shawarma joint... get the chicken shawarma sandwich w/pineapple and you really can't go wrong.

      Tony & Jims in Brampton - pizza, pasta, wings, sandwiches. all of it homemade, nothing is frozen ever... best wings in brampton, best chicken parm in brampton IMO, and solid pizza.. not a fan of the slices though which aren't always as hot as i'd like

      Pamier Kabob in Brampton - I just discovered this last week, actually I had no idea what the hell they served there for the longest time since I'm just a regular white dude, but they've got some great chicken & beef grilled kabobs and the fluffiest rice I've ever seen

      Tinnels in Brampton - my favorite homemade jamaican patties

      Astoria in Mississauga/Etobicoke border - probably the best Souvlaki I've had in the GTA.. not better than Montreal though

      Alexandra's Hut - only pizza place in Mississauga I know of with the wood burning oven.. it makes a big difference in my opinion (but i catch flak for this from other CH'ers apparently lol)

      Bom Apetite in Etobicoke - Queensway and Islington, probably the best churrasqueira I've had yet in the GTA

      Nova Esperanca in Brampton - By far my favorite of the big 3 portuguese grilled chicken places in Brampton.. (nova esperanca vs. martins bbq vs. lisboa downtown)

      fairly confident in this list and it is suggestions that i pretty much never hear talked about on CH , so let me know if you try one out.

      cheers!

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      1. re: duckdown
        TorontoJo Sep 6, 2009 06:12 PM

        Chicken shawarma with PINEAPPLE???

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          duckdown Sep 6, 2009 06:25 PM

          Hell yeah, it's good.. Like a sweet & salty thing going on there because I find the Lourice shawarma a little salty to begin with... Just try it.. they put the shawarma on the flat top and toss the thinly sliced chicken with thinly sliced pineapple then wrapped in a pita with whatever else you want

          Think of it like the Montfort Chicken if you go to montforts, which is chicken & pineapple in a pita with garlic sauce

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        froglegs Sep 5, 2009 06:13 AM

        Sweetsmoke in Oakville.
        JJ Thai on Mississauga Road/401

        1. ChalkBoy Sep 3, 2009 04:19 PM

          Hashimoto!

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            chillihigh Sep 3, 2009 03:00 PM

            anjappar chettinad in brampton

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              South Carolina Girl Sep 4, 2009 08:20 AM

              Thanks. I have little experience with Indian cuisine. What are your favorites and how do I order to really avoid the hot and spicy menu items?

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                chillihigh Sep 4, 2009 10:43 AM

                you cant go wrong with the naan and butter chicken and prawn masala. The dosas are excellent too....

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