We love burgers and are always in search for halal burger joints. So when we found out about On The Bun through Sh. Alaa Elsayed’s Facebook page, we decided to give it a try. Located in Mississauga, On The Bun is close to Anatolia Islamic Centre. One look at the banner posted outside this eatery and you automatically know that you are in for good, simple food: Burger, Fries and Ice Cream.
As soon as you step into the eatery, you can’t help but notice how spacious and well lit the place is. The tables were clean, the funky colours were inviting and the overall atmosphere was pleasing.
This review is actually based on our second visit to this place. On our first visit we tried the Masala Burger ($5.89) and the Cheese Burger ($5.89). This visit we ordered a Poutine Burger ($5.89) and a Cheeseburger combo ($9.28) for there and also a Grilled Chicken Burger ($6.89) and a Cheese Burger ($5.89) to go. We ordered Funky Fries ($3.89) on the side. Our order was a bit complicated because we got whole wheat buns for a few burgers, different toppings for each burger, some orders without combos and some burgers for there and some for take out. They nailed the order and got everything correct!
The food was ready promptly and we couldn’t wait to bite into our burgers. The Poutine Burger had a beef patty topped with gravy and cheese. The gravy in our opinion masked the beef taste of the patty, which is a great option for people who don’t enjoy beef too much. It was a unique combination for a burger and we enjoyed it thoroughly. For the Cheese Burger, we got it topped with lettuce, onion, pickles, mayonnaise, ketchup and mustard. One bite into the Cheese Burger and the burger was an immediate hit! The bun was soft, the patty was juicy and well cooked, and the toppings were fresh. Yum!
Next up were the Funky Fries. To be honest, when we ordered these fries we did not know what to expect and the only reason we got it was because it sounded interesting. It looked like poutine as it was topped with some sort of sauce and cheese but the taste was nothing like poutine. Excited to try it, we took one bite and the initial unanimous verdict was: interesting. The fries were actually sprinkled with a spicy paprika-like powder and topped with their sweet Apple Butter Sauce. The more we ate, the more the Funky Fries grew on us. The combination of the sweet sauce with the spicy kick was unique but delicious. In the end, we loved it!
We were given a complimentary order of Grilled Zatar and Cheese to try. It looked like a breakfast sandwich. After trying it was an amazing version of a grilled cheese sandwich. The Zatar, which is a Middle Eastern spice mixture, was amazing with cheese. We are not sure what kind of bread was used but it was thin and crispy from the grilling. This was actually one of our favourite items from On The Bun and we highly recommend it.
The owner Muhammad prepared our burgers himself and was prompt with his service. He was friendly, pleasant and courteous and we wish all the best for his business. Uncle Iqbal has a $10 for $20 worth of food deal for On The Bun, which is not to be missed.
Overall, we highly recommend this place to all burger lovers out there as there are lots delicious and unique burgers to try. So the next time you are in the west end of the city drop by On The Bun and you will not be disappointed.
14-5030 Maingate Dr