Dining out with family and friends is always a fun time – especially when eateries amp up the cozy atmosphere. From crackling fires to flame-grilled entrees, Mississauga has plenty of restaurants that will warm up your winter. Eat your way through this city this season, starting with this list.

From the twinkle-lit tree to the warm brick design elements, Calle Cuisine brings the outdoors inside – ideal during the frosty weather. The diverse menu, featuring a mix of Mediterranean-inspired meals, is sure to delight everyone in your group – especially the homemade bread. Nothing warms you up in the winter like fresh-from-the-oven bread.

Perfect for: A comfortable, casual meal in an artistic setting, especially if you’re looking for a mix of Halal and vegetarian options. 

Enjoy everything from warm and comforting truffled-tapas to tacos while sipping on a seasonal cocktail and soaking in the ambiance. True to its name, art covers the walls and even the menu is filled with artisanal flair. Showcasing multi-disciplinary artists, including visual media, music and more, it’s a truly immersive experience. 

Perfect for: A relaxing evening out with lots of ambiance, or an immersive experience at one of their many events, from open mics to paint nights. 

With a range of favourite Southern dishes and 100% Halal offerings, Honey really infuses some soul into its menu. Head here to enjoy some comfort food classics with Cajun, creole flair and a side of cornbread so good you can even buy the batter to bake at home. 

Perfect for: A good old fashioned classic comfort food meal that will transport you to the South, made with love and served up with a smile. 

At Zauq, you can not only experience greenery in the midst of winter, you can also sit around a cozy table with your loved ones while heating up the season with some spicey, authentic Pakistani cuisine (or not-so-spicey, that’s up to you.) The setting is as cozy and creative as the menu. 

Perfect for: An instagrammable good time under sparkling lights with authentic meals.  

Ask for the table in front of the roaring fireplace at this fine dining spot and you’ll be instantly transported to a winter wonderland where you’re toasty warm inside, safe from the snow. 

Perfect for: An elegant meal for a special occasion amid classical décor.  

For a more modern take on a fireside meal, Cagney’s is a sophisticated and stylish choice. The cool tones in the design aesthetic may be reminiscent of outdoor hues but the modern fireplace, candle lit tables, and the extensive wine list will warm you up. 

Perfect for: A formal dining experience with seasonal menus and a modern winter wonderland aesthetic.   

These wintery restaurants are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to seasonal fun in Mississauga. Stay tuned for more on Facebook and Instagram. 

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