Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Brampton: December 1 to 7
Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Brampton for the week of December 1 to December 7, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inbrampton.com.
Tucked into a corner of a plaza at Mayfield and Hurontario, you won't find Antica Osteria easily. But that makes the trip to this swanky restaurant even more rewarding when you find it. Antica serves both grilled and fried calamari, but their fried calamari dish is one of their most popular apps, and for good reason. Their squid rings are lightly breaded and the ideal texture for calamari, and they're served with a homemade tzatziki sauce with extra lime. The portion size is perfect and there's enough delicious calamari to share. Warning: you may become a calamari snob after you've tried it from Antica.
Vesuvio’s has been around for the past 54 years! This well-known spot has been a classic in Brampton since 1963. Residents will definitely want to check out how it’s changed since their location in downtown Brampton flooded in March 2016. Their most popular dishes are their manicotti, their gnocchi, and their wood-burning pizzas which start at about $16. They boast delectable pastas, gourmet pizzas, and delicious desserts. According to owner Maurizio Dacunto, “Everything is homemade, just like grandma makes." Don't forget about Maurizio's Paninis opening up soon next to this Brampton gem.
Cookie monsters, rejoice -- the number one spot on this list goes to Occassions, tucked away in a plaza at McMurchy and Nelson. Sure, their "cube cakes" (cupcakes shaped like cubes) are already incredible, but have you ever tried their freshly baked cookies? These little bites of heaven come in packages or individually, and there are typically a few different kinds available, including chocolate chip, white chocolate cheesecake, cranberry oatmeal, and pea "not" butter (yay for peanut allergy-friendly!).. I snagged the white chocolate ones and oh my goodness, softest cookies I've ever had. These buttery, sweet cookies are delectable, packed with white chocolate chips, and while they're on the sweeter side, they'll leave you craving more. Nomnomnom-worthy indeed.
Indian Punjabi Bazaar is right across the street from Subzi Mundi in a plaza on McLaughlin and Ray Lawson, and the variety is unreal! It’s a very organized grocery store, complete with fresh produce, towers of atta (flour), and a takeout counter. Of course, they have the staples — Punjabi biscuits, spices, and frozen paranthas included — but their hot counter is incredible. It’s complete with La Rocca cakes, subzi, heaps of fresh jalebi, curries, and endless, fresh sweets! The takeout counter is kind of hidden, though, so be sure to check the back left corner after you walk into the store. The Maggi noodles in our cover photo are from Indian Punjabi Bazaar, too, perfect for anyone trying to eat on a budget priced at just a few cents a packet, which must be super convenient for the Sheridan College students living nearby. Over all, solid on options for Indian spices and snacks (be sure to check the area where they keep the chips and you’ll find some spicy, crunchy options like Kurkure — a popular brand that’s like Indian corn puffs), the veggies are fresh, and the hot table is on point.
1. Thai Pepper
Hands down, Thai Pepper has the best quality Thai food in Brampton. The quality, quantity, and cost are all worth your while. Located not too far from Sandalwood and Hurontario, Thai Pepper's meagre decor in its unassuming plaza is completely contrary to the amazing cuisine found within. The menu offered several different choices, classics and unique specialties. Fortunately, the affordable prices makes it easy to not feel too bad about indulging in a few items. Some of our favourite items include the ever-classic shrimp tom yum soup, which boasts the perfect amount of spice and comes with huge, quality prawns, and the basil fried rice. Thai Pepper has a variety of items, too. Be warned, if you are in a rush, Thai Pepper may not be the best option for you. If you are looking to eat a delicious meal and spend time relaxing with a friend, you've come to the right place.