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Jun 12, 2014 01:16 PM

Brampton 2014 memorable eats, markets, food shops, restaurants

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.

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    1. re: luckystar3579

      Agreed on Toshi and Sushi House but that pouting place is nasty as hell. Why is the gravy all gelatinous and jellied? And why are the hot dogs grey instead of red/pink?

      1. re: luckystar3579

        Which is more flavourful and high quality: Thai Pepper or Twin Fish at Courtneypark?

        1. re: Food Tourist

          One vote for Thai Pepper. The portions are not large but 3 dishes for 2 people is quite satisfying. Prices are reasonable. The lunch special is a great deal. Quality is good and they seem to take a lot of care preparing dishes.

      2. 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.
        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.)


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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. re: Food Tourist

                  Drupati's is history now. RD's still by far the best BBQ in town. Sul Irmaos is disgusting and calls themselves a smokehouse, but the food is a greasy travesty compared to RD's

                3. Cafe D'oro.

                  Italian hot table. Wonderful.

                  6660 Kennedy Rd.

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                  1. re: magic

                    This one is news to me. I'm interested.

                    1. re: duckdown

                      You should give them a try.

                      If you do I'm interested to know your thoughts.

                      Their arancini is fantastic. Most things there are fantastic.

                      Closed weekends tho.

                      1. re: magic

                        I definitely am going to..

                        Never met an arancini (or is it arancino/arancine if singular?) I didn't like! But if they have an amazing version, I gotta try it

                        Closed weekends is a bummer but it sounds like a good weekday lunch spot

                        1. re: duckdown

                          Yeah it definitely caters to the office-lunching crowd.

                          Total drag they aren't open weekends as I'm never out there during the week anymore. So I hardly get there these days.

                          Go! Let us know....