Around here we tend to use the term "food court" to describe low-quality, mass produced fast food, the likes of which make up most of the offerings at most food courts. But there are exceptions, as I was reminded today when I visited an old favorite, the Asian food court in the Dixie Park Centre (1550 South Gateway Rd, Mississauga). This food court is chain free and low priced with lots of variety (although it's all Asian). There are a couple of good Chinese BBQ places, a sushi spot where I get perfectly cut, melt-in-your-mouth salmon nigiri for less than a dollar a piece, a new Korean place, and several others that make some of my favorite veggie dishes. When I want to combine fresh veggies with heart-clogging grease and chilies, I head out there for the sauteed green beans with minced pork from the place called Lemongrass something or other. Nowhere else I've tried in the GTA gets it just the way I like.
I know there are some other great non-chain food court spots in and near the city. What are your favorites and why?