Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Brampton for the week of September 1 to 7, based on the amount of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inbrampton.com.
Tucked into a plaza at Queen and McLaughlin, Traditional Taste is a classic bakery and cafe in Brampton that you have to visit, if not for their incredible custard tarts, then for their croissants! The classic butter croissant at Traditonal Taste is big, fluffy, and sweet. That’s right, the dough has a pleasant sweetness to it that goes well with a cup of black coffee (if you roll that way). You can also make your croissant into a breakfast croissant with some deli meat and cheese here, and enjoy it in the small cafe area with plenty of light shining through the windows. A great croissant to start the day with.
A new, unique Indian restaurant boasting traditional flavours and a specialty opened recently in Brampton, and readers are a-buzz. It’s called Paranthe Wali Gali – which means “the lane of parantha-makers” – and it’s located at Clarence and Kennedy. A parantha is an Indian flatbread that’s popular in different styles in South Asian countries. The flatbread is typically flaky and can be stuffed with different ingredients. Paranthe Wali Gali serves a whopping almost 60 different kinds of paranthe (plural of parantha), including butter chicken, beet root, and chicken biryani. Some of the paranthe are inspired by different South Asian regions, like Chennai (parantha with potatoes and southern-flavoured herbs) and Kashmir (parantha with kidney beans and Indian herbs).
Whether it’s the friendly staff or the range of food choices, Keenan’s has got something about it that leaves a lasting impression. Right when you walk into this Irish pub on Queen and Major William Sharpe you will surely feel like you chose the right spot to spend your night out. The staff is super attentive and if you need help figuring out what’s worth ordering, they’re great at pointing you in the right direction. I highly recommend trying the Drunken Shrimp off of the menu which is bacon wrapped shrimp, deep-fried and placed on a mouthwatering combo of guacamole and aioli. The drunken shrimp had me wanting to come back for more which is something their nachos did for me in the past. It’s almost feels like a guarantee that I’m going to love whatever I order! So if you’ll take my advice, don’t pass up the idea of heading out to Keenan’s sometime soon!
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.
Located at 263 Queen Street East, The Jack Rollers specializes in all kinds of alcoholic drinks with unique flavours as well as an extensive selection of wines, whiskies and champagne. The restaurant describes themselves as a new “attractive resto-bar lounge for all your events.” According to the joint, “it’s not just a bar, it’s your getaway destination.” For an appetizer, visitors can enjoy Calamari, Bruschetta, Cajun Shrimp, Lamb Tacos and Coconut Shrimp. For the vegetarians, they also offer Loaded Nachos and Quesadillas. If you prefer to skip the appetizers, then diners can choose from Memphis-Style Ribs, New York Steak, Lamb, A La Carbonara, Spaghetti, Seafood Medley, The Jack Mac, The Stacked Jack, TJR House Burger or Buffalo Chicken Wrap as their main meal. Again, they offer a Veggie Burger and a Vegetarian Wrap for their vegetarian dinners. Don’t forget about dessert! The joint offers New York Cheesecake, Red Velvet Cake, Chocolate Coffee Lava Cake and Deep Fried Snickers!