Mississauga is full of hidden gems for a romantic evening complete with mouth-watering plant-based food. The vegetarian and vegan food scene is cozy in the city, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t an array of options for you and your date this February. From healthy bowls and vegetarian classics to spicy and flavorful Indian curries, this list has something for everyone.
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1. Raw Aura Organic Cuisine
Raw Aura is a plant-based and gluten-free organic restaurant that offers a variety of culturally influenced flavors – Mediterranean, Thai, Mexican, Japanese, to stimulate the palate and keep it exciting. This healthy option is perfect for a low-key dinner date, with a yummy selection of cakes to top off the evening.
Address: 94 Lakeshore Rd E.
Head to this cozy spot for all-day plant-based brunch and delicious share plates, burgers, sandwiches, and bowls. Brunch options include a veggie omelet with cashew cream and a tempeh “bacon” sandwich, as well as a refreshing acai bowl. Nourishmoi sometimes does a multi-course meal for special events.
Address: 229 Lakeshore Road E.
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3. The Maharaja
The Maharaja is a boutique restaurant for delectable Indian fare. Elegant and grand décor compliments the artistic vision of the kitchen, where classic dishes are intricately crafted. Rich vegetarian curries and dishes will warm your heart, and sweet traditional desserts will end your night on a high note.
Address: 4646 Heritage Hills Blvd #3
4. Mango Rain
Enjoy an authentic Indian and Thai culinary experience at Mango Rain – a casual restaurant for delicious gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian dishes like vegetable biryani, pad thai, and fragrant vegetarian tom kha. Spice up your evening in this cozy dining room.
Address: 1714 Lakeshore Rd. West
5. Alioli Restaurant
Enjoy a fine Italian meal and a glass of wine on Valentine’s Day at Alioli Restaurant. Arouse your senses by indulging in the smell of freshly baked bread, satisfy your sweet tooth with decadent desserts, and try out vegetarian insalatas, risottos, raviolis and more. The restaurant is known for hosting special events and exclusive dining experiences.
Address: 350 Burnhamthorpe Rd W.
6. Mondello Ristorante
Mondello is an upscale restaurant that takes hospitality and service seriously. Scrumptious truffle butter spaghetti, butternut squash gnocchi, and crowd favorite, eggplant parmigiana. Reserve your romantic evening complete with a set menu for the 14th of February before seats run out!
Address: 127 Queen St. S
7. Twin Fish
A night at Twin Fish is a night to remember. Subtle, fresh, yet sophisticated Thai flavors define their cuisine, and their menu provides a wide variety of vegetarian options made with the best ingredients. Curries served on a bed of jasmine or coconut rice, noodle dishes, and flavorful veggie plates will tickle your tastebuds.
Address: 80 Courtneypark Drive E
8. Trattoria Timone
Trattoria Timone is an established restaurant for fine dining in the Oakville/Mississauga area. Carefully crafted Italian dishes, including dynamic pastas such as a butternut squash ravioli with maple butter and fresh sage, and a mushroom and artichoke pizza will satisfy all of your culinary desires and impress you and your date.
Address: 2091 Winston Park Dr.
9. Grano Ristorante
This hidden gem is for couples looking for an intimate and warm atmosphere for Italian fare at reasonable prices. Generous portions of signature homemade gnocchi with ricotta, spaghetti aglio e olio, and more veggie delights will set the scene for a homey Valentine’s Day dinner.
Address: 285 Enfield Place
10. Haze Resto Lounge
Dimly lit, romantic Haze Resto Lounge labels their cuisine as global comfort food. You’ll find heaping salad bowls, a pesto panini, stoned baked pizzas, and plenty of veg-suitable share plates for you and your date at this relaxed lounge full of ambience.
Address: 4230 Sherwooodtowne Blvd, Unit #100
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