In and around Clarkson, Mississauga
Looking for good eats of all kinds in the area. Love to try new places/foods.
I've had good pizza from Jopapa's on Truscott as well as good buns and cakes from Truscott Italian bakery in the same plazza.
Have had great Roti from Calabash on Southdown/QEW.
Wings from Clarkson Pump are good if you like the small fryers.
Turtle Jacks and Fionn McCool's are good options for chains. I'm sure there are more, however I'll have the think.
What are the food stores/restaurants you enjoy in and around Clarkson?
1744 Lakeshore W, Mississauga, ON L5J4N8, CA
Peroni's Pizzeria on south sheridan way is pretty close by and they have really good pizza lately. I Casalinga at lakeshore & southdown is really good for italian food. If you're feeling mexican cuisine, a new burrito place just opened up in the same plaza as calabash, they are really good.
there's spoon and fork thats pretty decent with their AYCE lunch. Service is brutal, but the food is decent for the price.
across the street there's a pizza place in the strip mall that's suppose to be quite good. i've never been myself. Mickey's is the name i think.
Momiji a bit further east do a pretty good bento box for lunch.
While at home not feeling well, I came across this thread and had completely forgotten about it.
My preferences have changed since my original OP. I have not had Jopapas in over a year as I'm now hooked on Pizza Nova for delivery. Anyone have any other recs for pizza delivery? Mickeys I've had hit and miss pizzas with the deep dish so I no longer order from there. Loved it when it was good, although 3 out of the 5 times we ordered, it was lacking sauce.
Truscott Italian Bakery is beautiful after the renos. Pastries, bread and coffees are all very good, however the hot table is meh. I work near San Remo though so I know Truscott can do better with quality. Kinda disappointed after the renos actually.
No longer get roti from Calabash as last two times (few years ago) were a disappointment. I heard they changed owners around that time. Anyone been lately? Have they pulled up their socks? Any other good Caribbean in the area?
Love the burritos from Chorizo. They do a grilled veggie that I enjoy. Hubby gets the meat and also enjoys them. Had Senior Burrito twice since they opened and won't be back. Did not enjoy the burritos as much as Chorizo.
Still enjoy wings at Clarkson Pump, Erin Mills Pump or the Pump in Port Credit. Small fryers are still my fave, although I don't eat wings as much as I used to.
Turtle Jacks is somewhere we end up once a year to see what's changed and usually it's not much.
Fionn MacCools I like the bar set up when I'm feeling like having a drink. Food is decent.
Haven't been to Macy's diner. How's is it?
I noticed a new restaurant called Saffron Foods on Lakeshore. Hyderabadi Indian Food. I want to try this place.
Also, Pho Le has been opening soon for a very looooong time. Given up hope on this place.
Update on Calabash: DH brought home chicken rotis last night and they were really tasty. Roti skin was fresh made and had a nice chew to it. Good amount of chicken in the roti with some potatoes and gravy. Only caution is that DH ordered spicy and says it was mild. My mild had no trace of spice so I think I'd go with medium next time.
DH ordered for pick up and was told they'd make a fresh batch of roti skin for him. He says they were very friendly. I'm really happy about this as this is the only roti option near by so we will be happy to go back.
Fionn MacCools I refuse to go to unless DH wants to go due to a very negative experience with the manager. I do love thier bar set up though. Have not had thier food in a oong time so cannot comment.
Still waiting for Pho Le to open...lol. Don't think it's happening.
New place called Katerina's Greek opening soon in the old Spoon and Fork location at Southdown and Lakeshore.
Update on the Update:
Noticed this morning that the sign for Pho Le is no longer in the window. It was supposed to open in the plaza that is on the south side of Lakeshore accross the McDonalds/Homesense plaza.
Closest Pho that I know of is Pho Mi 89 at 2501 Prince Michael Dr, Oakville. Near Dundas and Eighth Line.
Le Delice is a wonderful French bakery on Lorne Park Dr in the plaza with Battaglia grocery.
Their croissants are the best I've had in all the GTA and cookies are amazing! Beautiful deserts..
Finally tried Ambiance of India and kicking myself for not getting there sooner. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful. All dark wood and IIRC all imported from India. Lots of seating with a large bar area and Indian decor. Very nice ambiance. They have a tandoor that is visible from the dining area and you can see into the kitchen as well.
DH and I ordered the bhel puri appetizer. It was very good and my first time having it made fresh. However, it's something I would only order again if I were with a group as it's a large order for two. Would pair really well with beer I think. For dinner we shared chicken vindaloo, chana masala, saffron rice and fresh made naan. The naan came hot out of the tandoor and was soft and chewy. The chicken vindaloo and chana masala were exceptional. The chicken vindaloo had large chunks of chicken breast in a wonderfully spiced sauce. The menu did say the vindaloo included potatoes and it did not come with any, however that was more than fine with us. Chana masala was tasty and had a good kick to it in terms of heat. It was really good, however it could have been a bit more saucy for my liking. Only for the purpose of lapping it up with the naan. ;)
The food was served in beautiful copper bowls with copper serving spoons. I truly felt like I was in India......not that I've ever been to actually know...lol. Service was wonderful, extremely polite and very welcoming while not overly attentive.
We will definitely be back to try more menu items. They do offer an $11.99 daily lunch buffet, although not sure I want to try that as the quality of food seems to suffer at most buffets I've been to.