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Brampton 2014 memorable eats, markets, food shops, restaurants

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It's time to start a new Brampton thread. Recommendations for memorable, delicious, above-average food? Any price point, anything worth a visit?

"The City of Brampton is bordered by Highway 50 (Vaughan) to the East, Winston Churchill Boulevard (Halton Hills) to the West, Mayfield Road (Caledon) to the north (except for a small neighbourhood, Snelgrove, which is part of Brampton despite extending somewhat north of Mayfield Road) and the hydro corridor (Mississauga) to the south except at Finch Avenue (at this point, Finch Avenue serves as the border between the two cities)." (Wiki)

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  1. Toshi sushi on Gillingham or Sushi House in downtown Brampton are amazing. Dare to be fresh Poutine on Main st is great. Thai Pepper on Fisherman dr is delish.

    1. Kwality Sweets on Steeles is still a good standby for authentic Indian food, drinks and sweets (including a separate ice cream parlour). On this week's visit, however, the tandoori and haryali chicken were dry. http://kwalitysweets.com
      Prices are now higher than listed on the online menus.
      Try the gobi paratha.

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      1. re: Food Tourist

        Their prices have creeped up quite a bit, and the quality is really hit and miss.

      2. Paradise Chicken just opened at 53 Kennedy Road North (at Queen) across from Central Peel. They marinate and batter their own fried chicken. Other items are from-frozen. They are trying to replicate Popeye's style of cuisine but it's run by a local man and his family (no previous restaurant experience).

        1. This past year, I've had decent food at Drupati, RD's Southern BBQ, and Tonino's (I only ever order their pasta.)

          http://toninospizza.ca
          http://www.rdsbbq.com/?page_id=41

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          1. re: Food Tourist

            RD's was getting good reviews when they opened, but next to no reviews since.
            What'd you have, and how was it?

            1. re: Midknight

              We asked the owner-smoker what to order and he steered us towards the really smoky, tender meats. Probably the brisket, will try to remember for sure.

              1. re: Midknight

                I still go there once or twice a year and am never let down. The sandwiches are always great.

            2. Cafe D'oro.

              Italian hot table. Wonderful.

              6660 Kennedy Rd.

              1. Our favourite Italian restaurant is Chef owned La Capannina in downtown at 21 George St. N. in Brampton.

                Chef Massimo tirelessly serves superior Italian and contemporary fare at reasonable prices. An 8-bone rack of lamb at $36 is his most expensive item. Seafood is his speciality. It's small, so reservations are recommended.

                www.lacapanninarestaurant.ca

                1. There's a few new vendors at the Farmer's Market this summer that I'm anxiously awaiting. A dumpling place and a halal meat vendor, amongst others.

                  If you're into Guyanese-style Chinese food, GT Restaurant and Bar is a really good choice (Steeles and Torbram).

                  There's a food truck at the Queen/Kennedy Beer Store next to Burrito Boyz called Big D's House of Munch that's been getting decent reviews. The guy was on Master Chef or one of those TV shows that I don't watch.

                  Premium sweets (Derry and Tomken, NE corner plaza) makes a really nice samosa. It's not as good as A-One, but nothing is. But if you have A-One as often as I do, it's a nice one to have for a change. I guess technically that isn't Brampton though :(

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                  1. re: 13inches

                    There's a new Caribbean Chinese food place in the Sandalwood (at Kennedy) plaza but the menu looks abysmal. The old place that closed down had the best jerk.

                    I do love A-One samosas and other food but you're right, it's (on Tranmere) in good ol' Mississauga.

                    Food truck? Gonna check that out.

                    Can you list the hours and location of the Farmers Market(s) in the area?

                    1. re: Food Tourist

                      That place (Caribbean Heat IIRC) isn't half-bad. I just find that GT is better overall, and a bit cheaper too.

                      I don't know all the markets off-hand, but there's a website that has them all indexed along with the time and day(s) that they're open for the whole province.
                      http://www.farmersmarketsontario.com/

                      1. re: 13inches

                        Queen and Main St., Brampton.

                        Time of Operation
                        Season:
                        21 Jun 2014 to 11 Oct 2014
                        Days and Hours:
                        Saturday: 7:00am - 1:00pm
                        Vendors:
                        50

                  2. Flips on Highway 10 at Bovaird is really great for Canadian-style big breakfast. Tasty peameal, excellent home fries (dollar coin size with no grease), acceptable coffee, good service, clean and affordable (bring cash). Portions are enormous.