Battle Results! Best Greek Battle: Burlington vs. Mississauga
Have you been in the mood for some exceptional Greek food and haven’t been quite sure where to go to get it?
Since there is no shortage of selection in the GTA, the choice as to where to dine can be a tough one—especially when places that serve satisfying and delicious Greek dishes are plentiful across cities.
When it come to great Greek food, every ingredient counts. Is the spanakopita savoury, crunchy and memorable? Is the chicken souvlaki melt-in-your-mouth delicious? Does the restaurant offer saganaki (burning cheese)?
Both Mississauga and Burlington are known for their respective food scenes and both offer a ton of commendable Greek joints—but only one city can have the absolute best hotspots.
What places were competing?
When it comes to great Greek food, you can find it at some of Mississauga’s long-standing (and very casual and welcoming) gems. When you’re in the mood for souvlaki, you won’t want to miss the consistently delicious east-end hotspot that is Astoria Shish Kebob House, the locally famous (Hazel McCallion is a fan) Peter’s on Eglinton, the industrially-located (and therefore perfect for lunch) Jessie’s, the beloved Port Credit gem Colossus Greek Taverna and our number one pick, the legendary (and almost always open) Zet’s. Although Zets is our number one pick, there are a lot of places to go in Mississauga when a Greek food craving hits.
When it comes to stunning Greek restaurants and exquisite dishes, Burlington has got you covered. Some restaurants you don’t want to miss? The Mediterranean and Indian (believe it or not!) fusion restaurant The Raging Olive, the elegant and sophisticated Paradiso, the small, charming and cozy Olive Us, the fabulously chic (and consistently delicious and service-focused) Mythos, and our number one pick, Sotiris Authentic Greek Cuisine—the restaurant known for its generous platters. While Sotiris is number one on our list, Burlington is no slouch when it comes to Greek food.
We asked you which city has the best Indian food and you voted.
Here are the results!
And on the website:
On the website, Mississauga beat out Burlington, but not by too much—56.04 per cent to 43.96 per cent. It looks like Instagram users strongly preferred Mississauga, with the city beating out Burlington 83 per cent to 17 per cent.
What city do you visit when you’re in the mood for a great Greek food?