Top 5 Hottest Restaurants in Brampton: September 9 to 15


Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Brampton for the week of September 9-15, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on

5) India's Taste

Located on the heavily fortified border between Brampton and Mississauga, this spot sits right at the corner of Ray Lawson and Mavis (Chinguacousy) and has been a mainstay in this community for about 20 years. The amount of people coming in and out of this place is a testament to its street cred in Brampton. The buffet in the evening on a weekday will set you back about $17.99 and a lunch buffet $13.99. The food is fresh, and there is a heavy selection of both veg and not-veg to sink your teeth into. Peep your head over the salad bar to see the crew cooking up fresh naan straight out the tandoor. This spot is one of my favs because they have a private lounge in the back for rent where my crew and I can retire with our plates of shahi paneer and drinks and chill. Pick up some homemade Kulfi (ice cream pops made of almond and cardamom) on the way out as you pay your bill.

4) Brars Grand Buffet

Here's another pleasant and wide variety of flavourful food for the vegetarian in you (no meat here). Brars is unique because it also has a bakery. So as soon as you step inside the restaurant there is nothing but food. The sweets look amazing and it kind of makes you want to skip the main course altogether. But don't do that. Brars has a wonderful variety of Indian food that's healthy and that's also comforting. You can't turn away when you see a grand, circular hot plate with curried chickpeas surrounded by samosas. And there is everything you could want when you're craving Indian food, whether you grew up on it or are new to it. If you have room for dessert the sweets are also almost exclusively cultural except for the ice cream. This is a great place to experiment eating Indian food. However, don't be afraid to ask what is available because the food descriptions on the glass are a little difficult to read.

3) Sul Irmaos Smokehouse

The Sul Irmaos Smokehouse is located in the heart of downtown Brampton and specializes in Portuguese southern fusion cuisine. The restaurant is known for its smoked meat, which is smoked (low and slow) and it was even featured on the Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here. Must eat dishes include the beef eater (southern slow smoked brisket, deep fried okra and shrimp and collard greens, served with Creole mustard, house gravy and Caesar dressing) and the pulled pork and Beanasaurus (southern slow smoked pulled pork, homemade mama's chill, fresh cut creamy coleslaw and fried mac and cheese bites).

2) Churrasquiera Nova Esperanca

This joint won the trophy for best traditional BBQ chicken. This family-owned and operated churrasquiera has a serious dinner rush where lineups to the door are the norm. And can you believe that I was in it out in 15 minutes? This place doesn’t fool around. Though white meat is a dollar more expensive, it is so worth it. A quarter chicken combo with white meat provided incredibly juicy chicken and an ideal texture on the outside with a nice saltiness to the skin that had the right amount of crispiness. Go here if you want your BBQ chicken done right and if you’re a piri piri sauce connoisseur.

1) Nova Grill and Bakery

If you are looking for the full package this is the place. Sweets, hot meals, alcohol, lots of space, TVs, Nova Grill and Bakery has it all. You’ve probably seen Nova Grill and Bakery locations around the GTA, but this is one of the few that offers cooked meals. The quarter chicken meal is tied for the cheapest meal on the list, advertised at $6.99 in store. A huge perk is the variety of sides to choose from. Stick with your roasted potatoes and rice, or grab some steamed vegetables, rapini, small baked potatoes (with the skin) instead. And believe me, the list does go on. The chicken is done well and doesn’t venture far from traditional Portuguese tradition with juicy meat and a crispy-ish skin with mild or hot piri piri sauce on the side or slathered on. Come to the restaurant/bakery for a get together with family or friends and I can almost guarantee you will not be disappointed. Even if you don’t get the chicken.

The 5 hottest restaurants in Brampton this week are based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on the week of September 9-15, 2017.

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