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Where Suresh Doss eats along Kennedy Road in Brampton

It is widely recognized that Brampton is one of the most multicultural cities in Canada. Take a drive down Kennedy Road and you’ll see this firsthand, as strip malls host thriving independent businesses run by immigrant communities. If there is one road you need to eat through to get a real taste of Brampton’s bustling food scene, this is it. This tour was put together by Suresh Doss – Food, Drink, Travel Writer and host of Culinary Suburbia.

VINAYAGAR VILAS

Brampton is home to a sizable Sri Lankan community, so you’ll see a few Tamil restaurants on Kennedy road. This is where locals go for a taste of vegetarian and vegan cooking. There’s no shortage of things to try from short eats (stuffed fritters), vegetarian curries and even home-style string hoppers. j 85 Kennedy Rd. S. Unit 31 / vinayagarvilas.webstarts.com

CHE THUY NGA

In this small family-run plaza spot, you’ll find some of the best Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches outside of South East Asia. French style baguettes are used, with all the stuffings made in house, from the cured meats to the pickled vegetables. The husband-and-wife team also make an assortment of Vietnamese rice-based desserts. 143 Clarence St. Unit 7

 

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YARL DOSA CORNER

One of Brampton’s long standing restaurants, Vari is a staple amongst locals seeking South It is widely recognized that Brampton is one of the most multicultural cities in Canada. Take a drive down Kennedy Road and you’ll see this firsthand, as strip malls host thriving independent businesses run by immigrant communities. If there is one road you need to eat through to get a real taste of Brampton’s bustling food scene, this is it. Ke n n edy Roa d Indian cooking. This vegetarian place specializes in dosas, rice crepes crisped on a large griddle and served with an assortment of veggie dips and chutneys. 83 Kennedy Rd. S. / yarldosa.com

 

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PEPPER SHACK

This is a must stop for a taste of home-style Caribbean cooking, from erk chicken to pepper shrimp. Run by a husband and wife team, look for daily specials like craw-fish cooked in spices, or jerked fish. The sides are not to be missed. Limited seating so it’s best for takeout. 143 Clarence St. Unit 14 / mypeppershack.ca

VILLAGE OF INDIA SWEETS

You can’t crawl through Brampton without visiting a Desi sweet shop. This one is my favourite, a crowd pleaser known for an assortment of milk and sugar based treats. The selection can be overwhelming but you’ll find the staff very helpful. Order an assorted box and enjoy it with some hot chai. 114 Kennedy Rd. S. / villageofindia.net