East Meats West
East Meats West Mississauga is a familiar name in the GTA Muslim community as they are one of the top providers of quality halal deli meats. Even if you have not heard of them, you probably have eaten their meat products at your favourite halal restaurant at one point or another. After being in the business for 16 years primarily as a wholesale provider, this family-run business decided to offer a takeout and catering menu as apart of their retail store (connected to their processing facility).
What does this mean? It means that you can now enjoy freshly prepared hot or cold gourmet deli sandwiches that you have only dreamed about in the past. The sandwiches have so much meat that the somewhat shy carnivore inside of us unleashed and jumped for joy – and pushed all thoughts of salads and greens aside. There is a variety of beef, chicken and deli sandwiches to choose from, with the option of extra sandwich toppings like sauerkraut. We were told that the beef sandwiches are the most popular.
The Pastrami Sandwich consisted of 200g of smoked brisket meat (compare that to 50g of meat on Subway sandwiches) topped with mustard and mayonnaise and sandwiched between two pieces of marble rye bread and served hot. If the picture does not speak a thousand words, then let’s just say that it was worth the life-long wait for this incredible deli sandwich. The beef was grilled to bring the seasonings to life and to enhance its smoky flavour making it the star of the sandwich.
If you are a fan of sandwiches and like deli meats, then East Meats West is your calling. Don’t be caught off guard by the modest storefront; this store is for takeout only and there is no seating. We do recommend that you start eating the sandwiches in your car because they are best when fresh. If you are in a rush, call ahead and place an order for speedy service.