Here are the 5 hottest restaurants in Burlington, Milton, and Oakville for the week of Feb 22 – 29, based on the number of organic page views and searches these restaurants received on inhalton.com.
Topped with generous dollops of icing, the best-selling Mile High Brownie and Dulce de Leche cupcake taste too sinful to be made with natural ingredients. The brownie is stacked with flavour: chocolate buttercream, vanilla buttercream, chocolate ganache, and organic caramel. I think a trip to the dentist is likely in order after this visit. My favourite item, hands down, was the Skinny Cookie (with chocolate). It’s flourless, made with bananas, rolled oats, and sunflower seed butter. It’s one of many options you’ll find on any given day. Using natural, real whole-food ingredients, Kelly’s offers gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free goodies. Naturally, the lineup at this Brant St. hotspot wraps around the corner on weekends.
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This cute little pizzeria on Derry Rd. W. (next to the Hawthorne Cafe ) doesn’t look like much at first glance. The decor is simple, with wine on display. But the pizza is everything! A huge slice took several minutes to inhale and didn’t stop me from going back for more. The sauce tastes homemade because it is — everything is created in-house. With a great crust and flavourful cheese and meat in each bite, drizzling chili oil (also prepared at Portabello’s) took it to an unbelievable level! The server was really friendly and helpful — she even reminded me to grab a cell phone charger on the way out. If that isn’t fabulous customer service, I’m not sure what is.
This elegant Main St. resto is perfect for a date … a pizza date. As soon as I enter I’m greeted, whisked to a table, and promptly served. The sounds of Frank Sinatra fill the elegant, open-concept space, where it’s warm and inviting, with tons of natural light. My Neapolitan pizza – with organic natural yeast – was lit up in a wood-fired oven, then served piping hot. It’s incredible, with a very thin crust, and the toppings (namely salomi ) were phenomenal. It’s so simple (tomato sauce, Buffalo Mozzarella, basil, and extra virgin olive oil) yet so scrumptious. Service was absolutely outstanding — never have I seen a restaurant where all staff are smiling and happy. No wonder diners have been flocking here since 2002. If you haven’t been to Pasqualino, check it out – when you’re not in a rush – and savour the best pizza in Milton!
A Streetsville staple since 2001, Osmow’s has expanded across the GTA and is proving to be an Oakville favourite, particularly among those who are in school. The Hays Blvd. location we visited has a student special for $6.68, which comes with shawarma, fries and a drink. A fully-loaded order of chicken shawarma from Osmow’s rarely disappoints, nor does the size of their ‘super’ sandwich. In true made-to-order fashion, it’s topped with chicken carved from the spit, and everything tastes perfectly seasoned.
It’s not just Loyola students who flood the place for lunch every day. With personal pizzas at $2.99 apiece (sometimes 2 for $5!), and other super-affordable hot foods… Monastery Bakery tops the list. Their bistro turkey sandwich with fresh cheese and meat was simply outstanding, and they boast the finest selection of artisanal bread in Oakville (it’s even served at Pasquale’s), with dough made in-store.