Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Brampton: July 21 – 27


Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Brampton for the week of July 21 to July 27, based on the number of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on  

5. That Italian Place

If you want a great artisan sandwich (especially a loaded veal one with all the fixings), this is the place to go. Hidden in an industrial-ish area just around the corner from Williams Parkway and Torbram, That Italian Place is a very busy spot with an authentic Italian feel. A word of caution when you visit: order early or have time to spare. This absolute gem of a restaurant appeared on The Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here in 2013 and for good reason - every item on the menu looks and tastes authentically delicious. If you’re in the mood for a hearty veal sandwich with all the toppings, you truly shouldn’t look anywhere else. The veal is tender, the mushrooms are filling and flavourful and the hot peppers add a certain wow factor that makes the sandwich complete. Another awesome item on their menu is the authentic woodfired pizza! If you’re looking to grab lunch, this is the ideal spot. 

4. La Cakery 

La Cakery is every sweet tooth’s slice of heaven. With a pastry case full of cookies, cannoli and custard tarts, it was hard to focus my attention on the cupcakes. But I did, and I am sure glad I did! Choosing between cupcakes topped with strawberries, sprinkles, and cookies was tough, but I settled on a classic red velvet one. I opted to eat this cupcake like a sandwich because I wanted to get the cream cheese to cake ratio as perfect as possible. The cake itself was fluffy and light, but my favourite part was the rich cream cheese frosting. Top that with the extremely patient staff as I asked a few times for recommendations, this is definitely a spot worth checking out.

3. The Chicken Shop at Maple Lodge Farms 

This is the kind of fried chicken that satisfies all cheat meal cravings. Located just north of Steeles on Winston Churchill, the Chicken Shop at Maple Lodge farms truly feels like a hidden gem for fried chicken in Brampton. Something I couldn't overlook was the delicate seasoning which didn't overpower the chicken but rather complemented it. On top of it all, their portions are generous—they certainly don't skip out on making sure you get a big hearty piece of chicken. There's no area to sit down and eat, so you'll have to take this chicken to go.

2. Indian Punjabi Bazaar 

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.Overalll, 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. 168 Sushi

This popular AYCE sushi joint is hidden in a plaza near Kennedy and Glidden that's well worth your time! If you have an appetite for sushi, 168 has a variety of classic sushi options that you absolutely can't go wrong with. They have a few different styles of tables which is fun -- you can take your shoes off and sit on the floor or you can sit at a regular table. This place is great for a large group or even a solo sushi adventure...if you’re prepared to eat ALL the sushi that is!

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