Welcome to the clash of titans. Today we take a look at Port Credit and Streetsville’s food scenes, and pit them against one another.

These two picturesque little towns have a friendly rivalry going for some time, with both claiming stakes to the nicest part of Mississauga. Well, we figured we might as well try and settle the debate, at least as far as food is concerned. So we’re going to break down each town’s food selection in regards to a specific cuisine, and tally up the winner at the end. So, without further ado, let’s get to it!

Pizza

Port Credit

We figured we’d kick things off with everybody’s go-to dish, pizza! And, in regards to Port Credit, there’s no shortage of pizza joints. If you want quick and easy, there’s Pizza Pizza, Pizza Nova, and Gino’s. For something a little higher-end, there’s Pizza Nostra, Great Canadian Pizza, Pizzaioli, and Papa Giuseppe’s. And that’s not including the likes of Snug Harbour and The Crooked Cue, which also make high-quality pizza. That’a a lot of pie, so it will take some beating.

Streetsville

Streetsville also offers lots of pizza, but arguably a lot less forgettable pizza. There’s Little Caesars, Gino’s, and Popular Pizza to satisfy that quick craving, but then there’s Four Brothers Pizza, Two Guys From Italy, Pizzaioli, and the classic Goodfella’s Wood Oven Pizza. Again, plenty of quality, but Streetsville loses out based on less options.

Winner: Port Credit

Burgers

Mississauga Burger

Port Credit

Moving on to everyone’s second favourite fast food, burgers! Port Credit only has one fast food place to grab burgers, and that’s Harvey’s at Credit Landing. Beyond that you’ll find the burgers in restaurants like The Crooked Cue, The Pump House, The Brogue, Snug Harbour, Roc’N Docs, and a few more out-there options like Fired Up’s ostrich burger and Nourish Moi’s vegan bean burger. And, of course, we can’t forget dedicated burger spots like The Works, and the always incredible, Burger’s Priest.

Streetsville

Quite simply, burgers is one area where Streetsville simply can’t compete. That’s not to say there aren’t great options; you have Queen Street Burgers and Taters, and Burger Legend, as well as restaurants like Bobby’s Hideaway and The Franklin House, but it’s just not possible to stand toe-to-toe with the aforementioned options.

Winner: Port Credit

Fine Dining

Port Credit

Initially, we were going to put Italian and Indian sections into the list, but decided to combine all of them together, along with others, into a fine dining section. So, how does Port Credit fare in this sense? Well, there’s Ombretta Cucina + Vino, Breakwater, Chelsea, Posta Italbar, and Thyme Ristorante. For slightly less upscale but still fine dining, you have Colossus Greek Taverna, Snug Harbour, Raw Aura, Fired Up!, Indian Cuisine By The Lake, and Papa Giuseppe’s.

Streetsville

As for Streetsville, there’s the aforementioned Goodfella’s Pizza, Cagney’s Steakhouse & Winebar, Saucy, Gabriel’s Restaurant, Andiamo Pasta Plus, Mondello, Masrawy Kitchen, The Franklin House, and Two Guys From Italy. In fact, there are some others but you get the idea. Streetsville is littered with fine dining on every street corner, and for that reason, it’s the winner!

Winner: Streetsville

Bars

Beer in a stein

Port Credit

When it comes to bars and pubs, Port Credit is very trendy. There’s uber modern locations like Nomad’s, Door Fifty-Five, El Jefe, Spice, Shore, The Port House, The Crooked Cue, and more. For the slightly older crowd, there’s Roc’N Docs, The Brogue, The Royal Canadian Legion, The Old Stable Pub, and The Pump House. That’s a host of places to go for food, beers, live music, and sports.

Streetsville

On the northwest side of things, you have traditional pubs like The Franklin House and¬†Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, St. Louis Bar & Grill, Big Slick Bar & Billiards, and the Offside Sports Bar. For the more modern types, you have Cagney’s, Mondello, Elite 6ix Bar & Grill, Border MX, and Quest Restaurant & Bar, to name but a few. Alas, Port Credit wins again based on the amount of options.

Winner: Port Credit

Miscellaneous

Port Credit

For our final section, we’re tossing everything leftover into one. Which means bakeries, dessert stores, coffee, alcohol and more.¬† For Port Credit, we’re talking Archtop Cafe, My Olive, La Villa Bakery, Sweet Philosophy, Scoops, Eva’s Original Chimney’s, Gold Cherry Bakery, Timothy’s, The Social Cupcake, and no small amount of grocery stores and butchers.

Streetsville

As for Streetsville, you’re talking about COBS Bread, Coffee Culture, Eat My Sweets, Kate’s Town Talk Bakery, The Tea Room, Cake Royale, Karnak Cafe, Swirl Cupcakes, Supermoon Japanese Cheesecakes, and the legendary Murphy’s Ice Cream Parlour. In this round, Port Credit wins out based on diversity and the incredible quality of the stores mentioned.

Winner: Port Credit

Verdict

Not that we really need a tally at this point, but Port Credit is the obvious winner. Of course, much of this stuff comes down to personal taste but, at least in our list, Port Credit wins the day 4-1.

Port Credit may in fact be Mississauga’s premiere food destination, which makes sense given its location. However Streetsville is no slouch and we’re excited to see the two continue to go head-to-head.