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10 of the best things to eat and do in Mississauga

Mississauga is a mouthful and we're not just talking about the name. We've got Mississauga's best things to eat and experience for your next staycation.

Think you know Mississauga? Well, think again. Toronto's growing neighbour has so much to offer and even more to eat. From the picturesque, lakeside Port Credit to the bustling Celebration Square, a stay in Sauga will have your days packed with some amazing sights and bites. 

With over 1,200 local restaurants showcasing influences from over 150 different countries, it can be overwhelming to navigate Mississauga's diverse culinary seen. Not to worry, we've got your next staycation sorted with our guide of the best foodie things to eat and do in Mississauga. Whether you fancy a food truck, a stroll through fresh farmers' markets or a pint at a good ol' fashioned biergarten, there's a taste and a tipple for everyone to enjoy in Mississauga. Plus, when you plan a Sauga staycation, you'll receive a $100 VISA gift card from Tourism Mississauga, with their “It Pays to Stay” program.

Buckle up (Mississauga is only a 30-minute drive away from downtown Toronto) and button up those pants while you still can, because we've got the ultimate list of food experiences in Sauga city. 

For more information and to start planning you trip, head to visitmississauga.ca

10 of the best things to eat and do in Mississauga

1. The Square at The Food District 

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This experiential urban food hall near Square One Shopping Centre combines the energy of merchant-style markets with ready-to-order options. A mix of indoor and al-fresco dining, you can snack on anything from La Carnita tacos to gourmet sweets from chocollata. If you need to brush up on your culinary skills, The District Kitchen at the heart of the market offers culinary demos and cooking lessons.

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2. Food trucks at Celebration Square

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Yes, sit-down restaurants are nice and all, but a meal-on-wheels is a fun way to switch up the scenery. Celebration Square, located near Mississauga's city hall, is a beautiful community space where you can always find green spaces, live shows/events and food trucks. From iconic BeaverTails to tropical burgers from The Cuban Ting and cluckin' good chicken from Le Chateau Chicken, you can try specialties of all sorts. 

3. The Night Market TO 

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Don't let the name confuse you, this international night market is in Mississauga. Open until 12 a.m., this is a whole new way to midnight snack. The giant Square One parking lot lights up with vendors like Buster's Sea Cove (hello, lobster rolls), The Smoke Stop barbecue and an ICEE slushy truck (no, you're not dreaming). Go ahead, get your munchies on. 

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4. Home Chef Culinary Experiences & Cooking Classes

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So you got boiling water down to a fine science, now it's time to up your cooking skills and learn from some of the best. Culinaria Restaurant on Kennedy Road offers both fine dining and foodie skills for people of all ages. Sharpen your knife skills with thier Mise en Place lessons or take a trip to the Mediterranean Sea with their Sicily classes. The world is your oyster — and you might just learn how to shuck them, too.  

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5. Fresh farmers' markets

There's nothing like shopping at a farmer's market and meeting the makers behind your goodies. Mississauga has plenty of farmers' markets to choose from: Lakeview Farmers’ Market in the historic Small Arms Inspection Building, MCS Lions Farmers' Market in Celebration Square, Port Credit Farmers' Market and Erin Mills Farmers' Market. Bring the farm to your table and stock up on seasonal produce from some of Ontario's best artisans and growers. 

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6. The Studio Paint Bar

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A paint and wine bar, sign us up already (this could go really well or very, very bad). Slather your canvas while sipping on vino and who knows you might just create a masterpiece. Learn different techniques from talented artists during one of their paint nights and create your own starry night on their heated patio. 

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7. Stonehooker Biergarten & Kitchen

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You know what pairs really well with a cold glass of beer? The return of live music at this stunning craft brewery's biergarten. Just a stone's throw from the lakeshore, Stonehooker Brewing Company serves up delicious pints alongside bites from Chef Cal's Kitchen on their gorgeous, green property. Take a seat on a picnic bench and stay a while. 

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8. Little Rose Cookie Co.

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This adorable bake shop in the equally adorable village of Streetsville specializes in decorative sugar cookies. Pop in for a sweet treat and you will not be disappointed by the intricate designs and details that go into each cookie. You can also paint your own cookies with their decorative kits. Order your custom cookies or pick them up right from the shop, but beware, they are almost too pretty to eat... almost. 

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9. Peache Picnics 

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Plan a picturesque picnic with Peache Picnics. Mississauga has over 500 local parks, perfect for picnicking along the water or celebrating any special occasion or weekend. Everything is setup for you so all you have to do is show up.

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10. Carlo’s Bakery in Port Credit

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The first Canadian location of this TV-famous bakery is coming to Sauga soon and we can't wait. The Cake Boss himself, Buddy Valastro, will be present at the grand opening due to happen sometime in October. Cake lovers can rejoice with slices of their classic red velvet or their world-famous Rainbow Cake.

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