Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Brampton: November 5 to November 9
Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Brampton for the week of November 5 to November 9, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inbrampton.com.
Located at 15 Main Street North, this resto boasts a great location and actually sits in a historical building (they had to renovate the space before opening). The restaurant boasts a main floor bar and lounge, a second floor meeting and dining room and the aforementioned rooftop patio (which features a bar). The food offerings are diverse (which is ideal in a city as multicultural as Brampton) and affordable and the resto also boasts a simple wine list, good quality spirits and a mix of local and international beers. We highlight recommend the fries, the fish tacos, the mac and cheese, and...well, pretty much anything on their menu!
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.
Kwality is one of Brampton's busiest Indian restaurants at all times and on all days of the week - and for good reason! Kwality at Steeles and Torbram has some truly scumptious Indian food. You can get a solid meal here for well under $30 - it's on the middle end of the Indian dining spectrum, still quite casual. Two major pointers when you go to Kwality: first, make sure you try their samosas. It's a little steep compared to other restos with samosas in Brampton, at $2.25 for three, but they boast the right amount of spice and flavour. Samosa game strong! Then, there's the garlic naan. This might be the best naan in all of Brampton - perfectly fluffy and doughy, and doused in butter and garlic to make the perfect compliment to your curry. As for curries, their butter chicken is the bomb, sweet, spicy, and creamy all at once. You might be overwhelmed with the decor and the amount of people when you walk in, but Kwality definitely has its own charm - and good quality food (see what I did there?). Don't forget to pick up some sweets before you go, and wash your meal down with some piping hot and aromatic masala chai.
As far as comfort food goes, Radica's Hot and Spicy is definitely a hotspot. It's a little hard to find since it's tucked away right at Queen and Rutherford, but once you get in there, it's hard not to fall in love with the place. The first thing that both the staff members working at the counter suggest is the doubles along with boneless goat roti. They’re able to bring the food out in an impressively short amount of time. So as far as service goes, the staff at Radica's did a great job but it is worth noting that their food spoke volumes for itself. Served hot and with the suitable amount of spice upon request, the food instantly warms you up on the inside, which is great.
1. La Capannina
La Capannina is a family-run gem that's been operating since the 80s and has more than stood the test of time. The downtown Brampton resto, tucked away on George Street North, offers charming, vintage appeal and a classic menu full of such delicious Italian mainstays as spaghetti bolognese, homemade gnocchi, manicotti and veal parmigiana. It also boasts a few unique offerings, such as oysters rockefeller, mushroom caps stuffed with lobster, shrimps, scallops and hollandaise sauce and a rotating list of decadent specials (the mixed meat and cheese board was a sweet surprise and came with a tender brie and flavourful capicola). The service is informative and attentive and the homemade gnocchi is fall-apart tender, not to mention generously portioned. The manicotti is also incredibly fresh, allowing the diner to taste each ingredient. There's a reason this resto has lasted as long as it has and that reason is fresh, memorable food served by friendly, helpful staff in an inviting atmosphere.