It’s no surprise that Middle Eastern food is as popular as it is today. Steeped in history and tradition, Middle Eastern cuisine offers plenty of fresh, wholesome, healthy, flavourful dishes.

These dishes don’t need to be enjoyed at a restaurant only. In Mississauga, there are plenty of grocery stores to shop at when looking for the best ingredients to make your own Middle Eastern food. Here are four of the best Middle Eastern grocery stores in the city:

Iqbal’s (4099 Erin Mills Pkwy, Mississauga)

This Iqbal’s location is even larger than the original one in Toronto, offering plenty of South Asian and Middle Eastern specialties.

Besides conventional grocery items and produce, expect plenty of Halal certified meat including fresh chicken, lamb, beef, veal, goat and sheep.

Iqbal’s is also well known for its tropical fruits and vegetables, imported dry goods and bulk spices, nuts and snacks – and above all, affordable prices.

Adonis (1240 Eglinton Ave. W., Mississauga)

Get ready for your taste buds to salivate from the moment you step inside Adonis! With influences from Middle Eastern, Lebanese and Mediterranean cultures, the store offers a grocery experi7ence unlike any other. Its wide selection of flavourful options and helpful assistance from staff will make your shopping experience as easy as possible.

Tavora Foods (1030 Dundas Street East, Mississauga)

This family owned business began as a small grocery store before blossoming into the supermarket chain it is today. Offering a wide selection of imported European products, the chain prides itself on offering ‘better quality at a lower price’. From produce and fish to meats and cooking utensils, this store offers many Portuguese delicacies. Enjoy the on-site cafeteria to enjoy your purchases right away!

Nations Fresh Foods (2399-B Eglinton Ave. W., Mississauga)

With four locations available in Ontario, Nations Fresh Foods provides much more than fresh grocery items. Nine different prepared food stations include salads, burgers, sushi and bubble tea and an on-site dining area makes enjoying your purchases convenient. Planning a family gathering? Make it stress-free and easy by using the store’s reputable catering service.

Offering a wide variety of affordable grocery items from around the world, the location also offers plenty of weekly specials and coupons.

Sure, Mississauga offers a lot of options when it comes to Middle Eastern restaurants. But when you want to make this type of cuisine from scratch in the comfort of your own home, the local Middle Eastern grocery stores described above make it easy! Platinum Suites believes in making your life as easy as possible, too. Our fully furnished suites are the perfect place to accommodate out of town family and guests. Contact us today to pre-book an upcoming stay at one of the best furnished apartments for rent in Mississauga!

By Sarah McKenzie