While we endure another Stay-at-Home provincial order, it’s still an incredible time to #SupportLocal. For our Oshawa residents in our Charing Cross community, we’re breaking down the TOP 6 take-out restaurants in the Oshawa area. From burgers and salads to pho and shawarma, we’re switching up your meal game and making you hungry for more.
The White Apron is one of those local, feel-good establishments with food to match. Start your day with their amazing brunch menu where their breakfast plates are legendary, and their Five-Spice Pulled Pork sandwiches are sinfully good. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so why not make it your BEST meal of the day as well? Open for take-out and guaranteed to revolutionize your morning routine, check them out online.
“Plants have never tasted so good.” Mathilda’s is where you want to go everyday. It’s wellness served on your plate, where “mindful meals” are king, boosting your health and maintaining flavour at the same time. Mathilda Irawan opened this vegan restaurant to bring something different to Oshawa. Her vegan menu tastes amazing and are purported to promote health both in mind and spirit. Try their mac and “cheese”, Mie Goreng or the Power Bowl for optimal healthy deliciousness.
Family-owned and something a little different than the status-quo, Pho Vietnam 999 is comfort in a bowl. A delightful taste of Vietnam, pho is one of that country’s most famous dishes and with over 20 years in the biz, Pho Vietnam 999 has perfected it. Try their Pho Nam or Pho Tai Nam Sach (rare beef) and DO NOT forget to order their fried shrimp rolls. Seriously, you’ll thank us later. Finish off your meal with their selection of homemade bubble tea.
In almost every top food list, there lives an Italian restaurant. It’s no secret Italians are known for their food, so including Ciao Amici on our list just feels right. When you live in Oshawa, Ciao Amici is your go-to Italian spot. This trattoria will serve you hearty gnocchi and veal parmigiana with effortless flare. Try a gorgeous slab of lasagna or one of their personal pizzas. *chef’s kiss*
Ready to serve hungry Oshawa residents is Cyrus Persian Restaurant, our favourite place for Persian food. Open for 13 years, it’s become a local staple for the best shawarma in town. If you’re feeding your family, try their family package with kebabs, rice and salad or if you need a midday work from home break, we recommend the falafel plate or the koobideh wrap for something different.
Last but not least is Berry Hill Food Company, created by Oshawa native Sarah Chiapparro and partner Jorge Chiapparro. They serve up the familiar favourites in the form of burgers, sandwiches and wings but with a remarkable twist. Try the Hot Chorizo Smash Burger, Mushroom Bruschetta, their triple decker Drum Chicken Club or the Pulled Pork Wedges. They even offer boxed lunches, so check them out and be sure to order at your earliest opportunity.
There you have it! Have you tasted anything from our Top 6? Did your favourite meal spot make the list? Let us know on social and remember, our local restaurants need our support more than ever. Be sure to #shoplocal and try a local spot for dinner or lunch this week. More than feeling good about letting someone else cook for you, you’re supporting local businesses during a challenging time. Bon appetit!